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Social equity in urban transportation planning

Survey of North American cities suggests ways to spread infrastructure benefits across society
Wed, 2015-01-07 11:41

During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities’ transportation plans evoke a more complex blend of environmental, economic, and social-equity goals – all aimed at promoting “sustainability.” Yet, many fail to include meaningful measurements of social-equity objectives, such as helping disadvantaged neighborhoods access essential services, according to researchers at McGill University.

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OFFERING presents... SSHRC Information and Discussion Session for Faculty

Wed, 2013-06-05 10:00 - 12:00
Education Building : Room 233, 3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

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Dr Alain Breuleux (ECP), holder of a Partnership Development Grant and member of SSHRC Insight Grant adjudication committee

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