• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Workshop 101

We Can Get There: Improving Accessibility and Creating Inclusive Cities Worldwide

Sunday 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Sheila Mitra-Sarkar, Future Trans, presiding
Martine Micozzi, Global Impacts, LLC., presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on International Cooperation (A0010)
Standing Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility (ABE60)
Standing Committee on Women's Issues in Transportation (ABE70)
Standing Committee on Transportation in the Developing Countries (ABE90)
Standing Committee on Bicycle Transportation (ANF20)
Standing Committee on Paratransit (AP060)
Subcommittee on Mainstreaming Global Research and Multi-faceted Data Collection on Gender Issues in Transportation (ABE70 (2))

The new global urbanization agenda, as per United Nations, promotes inclusivity for all urban dwellers. This workshop is designed to bring together experts from academia, industry, government and non-profit sector gathered at the TRB Annual Meeting to explore major accessibility and inclusivity issues in modern urban environments. The goal of the workshop is to emphasize the essential role of transportation services and programs towards creating inclusive cities.


The workshop will use deep-dive methods and breakout group sessions to identify, frame and brainstorm the ideas for creating urban systems that improve access to opportunities for all transportation users.

No agenda available

Title Presentation Number
Welcome Remarks and Introduction
Georgios Giannopoulos, Academy of Athens
O. A. Elrahman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Breakout Session 1A: Accessibility Measures for Equity Considerations in Transport
Karel Martens, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Martine Micozzi, Global Impacts, LLC.
Therese McMillan, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Breakout Session 1B: Addressing Accessibility Issues Outside of the United States
Julie Babinard, The World Bank
Angel Aparicio, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
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Breakout Session 1C: The Role of Paratransit in Accessibility
Matthew Daus, City College of New York
Cecilia Feeley, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Breakout Session 2A: Multi-Functional and Multimodal Accessability in Urban Areas
Rock Miller, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Ivana Tasic, Chalmers University of Technology
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Breakout Session 2B: Accessibility as Social Indicators
Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard, MPFConsult
Arnd Bätzner, University of St.Gallen
Breakout Session 2C: Improving Access for All: Case Studies
Peter Cosyn, Tractebel Engineering
Nabil Samir, The World Bank
Breakout Session 3A: Bike Infrastructure: Do's and Don'ts
Brian Lee, Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)
Asa Vagland, Government Offices of Sweden
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Breakout Session 3B: Public Health and Inclusion: Mitigation in Infrastructure Planning
Gauhmar Mahmood, Jamia Millia Islamia University
Taru Taru, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Breakout Session 3C: Access Issues Faced by Newcomers
Rebecca Paida, San Diego Refugee Forum and Nile Sisters Initiative
Justin Mudekereza, New Neighbor Relief
Breakout Session 4A: Accessibility as a Human Right
Kotaro Nakamura, San Diego State University
Pachaivannan Partheeban, St. Peter's College
Breakout Session 4B: Bicycle and Pedestrian-Friendly Oriented Design: Case Studies
Katharine Hunter-Zaworski, Oregon State University
Abha Negi, Global Forum For Empowerment
Breakout Session 4C: Inclusive and Accessible Cities in the New Era
Anabela Simoes, Lusofona University
Ling Suen, Intelligent Computer Systems and Applications, Inc. (ICSA)
Wrap-Up Session: Next Steps and Action Items: "Fishbowl" Format
Sheila Mitra-Sarkar, Future Trans
Ivana Tasic, Chalmers University of Technology