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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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Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: Tunnels, bridges and scaffolds

Thu, 2012-11-15 18:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE, Everyone welcome.

By Jacques Hurtubise (Mathematics and Statistics Department, McGill).

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