First Annual Symposium 

Thursday September 15, 2022; 11:00 – 5:00PM  
Wednesday September 21, 2022; 11:00 – 4:30PM  

Day 1: Thursday, September 15th

Opening Remarks, 11:00 – 11:10 EDT

Steven Farber, University of Toronto Scarborough

Partner Achievements & Response Panel, 11:10 – 12:30 EDT 

MJ partners have been invited to give presentations about their efforts and achievements in advancing equity. MJ academics and practitioners will serve as discussants to foster dialogue across sectors. 

Development and application of an equity evaluation framework: A case study in Metro Vancouver” Fearghal King, TransLink 

Development and application of an equity evaluation framework: Next stop” Nicole Geitebruegge, TransLink 

Montréal’s City Vision” Manon Pawlas, Ville de Montréal 

“Equity Scoring Tool for Capital Projects Prioritization” Matt Davis, City of Toronto 

Additional presentations TBA

Discussant Panel: Masooma Ali, Urban Strategies; Kevin Manaugh, McGill University; Matti Siemiatycki, University of Toronto 

Break, 12:30 – 1:00 EDT

Introducing Year Two of Mobilizing Justice, 1:00 – 3:00 EDT

Working group leads will each give 10 minute updates on working group achievements in Year 1 and what they have planned for Year 2, followed by Q and A.  

National Survey Working Group, Catherine Morency, Polytechnique Montréal & Howaida Hassan, City of Edmonton

Data Driven Standards, Antonio Paez, McMaster University & Michael Hain, City of Edmonton

Innovative Pilots and Policies, Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto 

Prioritizing Populations, Michael Widener, University of Toronto & Jean-Francois Cantin, ARTM

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 

Moderator: Steven Farber, University of Toronto Scarborough

Break, 3:00 – 3:30 EDT

PhD Students Pechakucha, 3:30 – 5:00 EDT

Six MJ PhD and MA students will present their ideas, planned dissertations, or preliminary results in a round of short, rapid-fire presentations, followed by discussant responses and Q and A.  

Definition and analysis of respondent burden in web-based travel surveysHedieh Keshavarz, Polytechnique Montreal  

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 

TBA 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 

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: MJ Pilots

Overview of Rolling Submissions, Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto 

Fair Fares Pilot, Steven Farber, University of Toronto Scarborough

Universal Basic Mobility, Jonathan Hall, University of Toronto

LRT Pilot, Matthew Palm, UTSC 

Additional presentations TBA

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

Panel of Grassroots Leaders (speakers TBA)

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 Transportation, City of Edmonton 

Karel Martens, Professor, Technion University 

Moderator: Karen Chapple, Director of the School of Cities