Mobilizing Justice First Annual Symposium

15 Sep 2022 - 21 Sep 2022
Our first annual symposium took place virtually over two days and was a huge success. Thank you to all of our presenters, panelists and attendees.

Partner Achievements & Response Panel

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“Equity Evaluation Framework: Application towards TransLink’s 10-Year Priorities” Fearghal King and Nicole Geitebruegge, TransLink 
“Analyzing Spatial Accessibility to Amenities and Services” Nick Newstead, Statistics Canada, and Shourov Barua, Infrastructure Canada
“Montréal’s City Vision” Pauline Lambton, Ville de Montréal 
“Transportation Equity Initiatives” Matt Davis, City of Toronto 
“Equity in Business Case Analysis” Lee Caragiale, Metrolinx
Discussant Panel: Masooma Ali, Urban Strategies; Kevin Manaugh, McGill University; Matti Siemiatycki, University of Toronto
Moderator: Meghan Winters, Simon Fraser University

Introducing Year Two of Mobilizing Justice

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Innovative Pilots and Policies, Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto 
Prioritizing Populations, Michael Widener, University of Toronto & Jean-Francois Cantin, ARTM
National Survey Working Group, Catherine Morency, Polytechnique Montréal & Howaida Hassan, City of Edmonton
Data Driven Standards, Antonio Paez, McMaster University & Michael Hain, City of Toronto
Transportation Modes, Meghan Winters, Simon Fraser University & Nancy Smith Lea, The Centre for Active Transportation
Equitable Community Planning and Engagement, Orly Linovski, University of Manitoba & Isabel Cascante, United Way Greater Toronto  
Moderator: Steven Farber, University of Toronto Scarborough

PhD Students Pechakucha

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Spatial availability: a singly-constrained accessibility measure” Anastasia Soukhov, McMaster University 
The examination of transit-induced gentrification and residential displacement” Robert Arku, University of Toronto 
Beyond just modes: a critical examination into the ‘all ages and abilities’ promises of complete streets through the capability approach” Samantha Leger, University of Waterloo 
Designing Age-Friendly Cities: A Mixed Methods Investigation into Built Environments Interventions that Support Older Adults’ Access to Transportation”, Kate Hosford, Simon Fraser University 
“Examining the Longitudinal Impacts of Transport Poverty and Transport Related Social Exclusion in Canada” Paromita Nakshi, University of Toronto 
Discussants: Alex Karner, University of Texas Austin and Anne Brown, University of Oregon
Moderator: Matthew Palm, University of Toronto Scarborough 

Asking About Transportation and Social Exclusion

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“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

Theory and Applications Towards Data Driven Standards

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“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

Innovative Pilots

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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

Community Action Addressing Transport Poverty

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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

Plenary Panel & Open Discussion

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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