Day 2: Wednesday, September 21st

Opening Remarks, 11:00 – 11:05 EDT

Breakout Sessions, 11:05 – 12:30 EDT 

Session A: Asking About Transportation and Social Exclusion

“Surveys on Transport Poverty and TRSE: A Systematic Review of Academic Literature” Paromita Nakshi, University of Toronto

Piloting the National Survey” Hedieh Keshavarz, Polytechnique Montreal

Moderator: Michael Widener, University of Toronto

Session B: Theory and Applications Towards Data Driven Standards

“Equity and justice conceptualizations, dimensions and standards for urban transportation planning: a scoping review” Anastasia Soukhov, McMaster University, and Ignacio Tiznado-Aitken, University of Toronto Scarborough

From Models to Metrics: Implementing Equity Analyses of Transport Futures” Willem Klumpenhouwer, University of Toronto

Moderator: Antonio Paez, McMaster University

Break, 12:30 – 1:00 EDT 

Breakout Sessions, 1:00 – 2:30 EDT 

Session A: Innovative Pilots

Presentations on Pilots from Abroad:

Shaun Miller, Los Angeles Metro

Angela Sanguinetti, University of California, Davis

Carrie Cihak, King County

Noah Kelly, University of Toronto

MJ Pilots Discussion, Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto

Moderator: Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto

Session B: Community Action Addressing Transport Poverty

Introducing the Catalogue of Canadian Community Initiatives Addressing Transport Poverty Nancy Smith Lea, The Centre for Active Transportation

Reciprocity: How Can Researchers Better Engage Community Organizations?, David Simor, The Centre for Active Transportation

Response Panel: Community and Nonprofit Leaders

Renata Tweedy, Southwest Nova Transit Association (SWNT)

Anders Swanson, Winnipeg Trails Association

Heather McCain, Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN)

Moderator: David Simor, The Centre for Active Transportation

Break, 2:30 – 3:00

Plenary Panel & Open Discussion, 3:00 – 4:30 EDT

A panel of international academics and Canadian transportation professionals will close the symposium with a plenary panel reflecting on the event, lessons learned, and opportunities for the future. Following the panel, we will hold an open forum for any MJ participants to raise ideas, thoughts, and reactions. 

Paul Storer, Director of Transportation, City of Vancouver 

Evelyn Blumenberg, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles 

James Perttula, Director, Transit and Transportation Planning, City of Toronto 

Howaida Hassan, Acting Director of Urban Growth and Open Space, City of Edmonton 

Karel Martens, Professor, Technion University 

Moderator: Karen Chapple, Director of the School of Cities