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  • Haesung Ahn

    Department of Urban Design and Studies, Chung-Ang University
    Master’s course

    Oral Presentation 4

    Improving the walking environment and addressing air pollution: It’s a win-win!

    Haesung Ahn

    Department of Urban Design and Studies, Chung-Ang University
    Master’s course

    Haesung Ahn got a bachelor’s degree majoring in urban design and studies at Chung-Ang University in 2019 and currently in the master’s course in urban design laboratory. Haesung Ahn worked as an intern at World Citizens’ Organization (WCO) from 2015 to 2018. The current field of research is the air quality according to the planning and design factors in urban area, to present that improving physical area with design alternatives could provide a better environment for citizens and enhance the quality of life. Personal interests are in public health, environment, climate change, regional planning, international development, and sustainable development.
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  • Salih Alansari

    Health Promotion Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Founder, CEO

    Oral Presentation 2

    Community co-creation and health promotion campaigns

    Salih Alansari

    Health Promotion Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Founder, CEO

    Dr. Ansari has an academic expertise as a Supervisor of Postgraduate Program for Family Medicine and an assistant professor in Family and Community Medicine and Head of Family Medicine Department and as Dean of Al Ghad Health Sciences College. He published 14 articles on Child Health Medical Education, School Health, and Physical Education.

    In physical activity, Dr Ansari is an advocate in Health Promotion, Education and combating NCDs through physical Activity and walking in the Arab, Gulf States and Saudi Arabia. Dr Ansari is an author of 2 Arabic books on Walking, and wrote and translated more than 140 articles on promoting personal health and overcoming NCDs and documented tens of success stories.

    Dr. Ansari is an activist on social media (Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, Keek, Snapchat, and Facebook). He also established “Riyadh Walkers” (@musha_riy), and “Saudi Walkers” (@mushat_saudia) that consisted of more than 100 groups that promoted walking in the Saudi community….
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  • Glynda Bathan-Baterina

    Clean Air Asia
    Deputy Executive Director

    Oral Presentation 4

    Improving the walking environment and addressing air pollution: It’s a win-win!

    Glynda Bathan-Baterina

    Clean Air Asia
    Deputy Executive Director

    Glynda Bathan-Baterina is the Deputy Executive Director of Clean Air Asia. She is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in policy and program development for clean air, sustainable transport, industrial emissions control, and climate change mitigation. She was among the lawyers who helped draft the 1999 Philippine Clean Air Act Implementing Rules and Regulations. In 2020, she was named one of the Remarkable Women in Transport by the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI). She is a member of the 2020-2021 World Economic Forum Global Future Council for Clean Air. Glynda holds a Master’s in Environmental Management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and University of San Francisco; and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines.
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  • José Besselink

    City of Rotterdam
    Urban Planner

    Oral Presentation 1

    Building a walkable city

    José Besselink

    City of Rotterdam
    Urban Planner

    José Besselink is an Urban Planner in the field of public space and active mobility at the City of Rotterdam. She was the initiator for hosting Walk21 in Rotterdam 2019. The conference has served as a catalyst in creating the city’s very first walking strategy. José was the chief editor of Rotterdam Walks 2025 and she is member of an interdepartmental team Rotterdam Walks, with representatives from the urban planning, mobility, health, maintenance, safety, sports, and accessibility departments. José is a changemaker within the organization of a local government and she has been instrumental in many of the city’s changes implementing pop-up plazas, tactical urbanism experimentation and creating more accessible and fun urban spaces.
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  • Francisco Burgos

    Mobility and Transport Department in Colombia, IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture SAU
    Project Director

    Oral Presentation 3

    Walking and Public Transport - Benefits and impacts

    Francisco Burgos

    Mobility and Transport Department in Colombia, IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture SAU
    Project Director

    Civil Engineer with a Master's Degree in Transport and Territory from the Polytechnic University of Valencia since 2009. He started his professional career in the field of mobility in 2008, when he began to participate in the development of studies throughout the Valencian Community, Catalonia and Murcia. Especially interesting was his collaboration and management in the development of the Mobility Plans of Valencia and Alicante, Paterna, Jávea, Onda in Spain, Catanduva, Santa Maria in Brazil and Bogotá-Region in Colombia, in addition to the TOD NAMA in several cities of Colombia.

    Francisco has actively participated in the development of public and private transport studies as well as in the development of simulation models of macro and micro traffic in different platforms such as VISUM, AIMSUN, SATURN or PARAMICS, both in Spain and in Brazil and the United Kingdom. During the last years he has developed his professional career working mainly in the United Kingdom, Spain and Colombia developing and managing projects for Highways England, Secretaría Distrital de Movilidad, Hertfordshire County Council, Stevenage Borough Council or Qatar - Ministry of Municipality & Urban Planning, expanding his experience in the development of transport models and economic studies. He is currently the head of the mobility department in Colombia and the technical coordinator of e-mobility projects in Brazil and Argentina.
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  • Dino Buzzi

    Mobility Planning, Buenos Aires City Government
    General Director

    Oral Presentation 1

    Building a walkable city

    Dino Buzzi

    Mobility Planning, Buenos Aires City Government
    General Director

    Dino Buzzi is an architect with a degree from the architecture, design and urbanism university, UBA. He has been working in the field of urbanism and academic management for the last few years. He is currently studying a masters in cities, also from UBA. He has collaborated with various different media outlets (Revista Panamá, Revista Summa, Infobae) focusing on architecture, territory and society. In March 2021 he began his new role as General Director of Planning, Use and Evaluation for the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works.
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  • Rachel Cahill

    Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)
    Head of Executive Office

    Plenary 1

    Global Imperatives for supporting more walking and creating walkable cities

    Rachel Cahill

    Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)
    Head of Executive Office

    Rachel is Head of TII’s Chief Executive Office and Sustainability Lead and leads key strategic cross organisational initiatives and programmes; most notable TII’s sustainability strategy.
    As a leading transport agency within Ireland’s transport community and the body directly responsible for delivering transport infrastructure and operating Ireland’s public transport light rail system, TII has a responsibility to provide sustainable transport networks for all. With women accounting for half of the population, TII recognises the importance of understanding and addressing the different mobility patterns and needs of both men and women. Rachel commissioned and is the business sponsor of TII’s “Travelling in a Woman’s Shoes” study and report published in July 2020. This study is a first of its kind in Ireland and is guided by the UN’s Sustainable Developments Goals, in particular, Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Goal 13: Climate Action.
    Rachel is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience working in complex and demanding financial and operational environments including the last 15 years in the transport and mobility sector. Prior to joining TII, Rachel spent 10 years working in the banking industry in both operational and financial roles.
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  • Maruxa Cardama

    SLOCAT Partnership
    Secretary General

    Plenary 1

    Global Imperatives for supporting more walking and creating walkable cities

    Maruxa Cardama

    SLOCAT Partnership
    Secretary General

    Passionate about social, economic and environmental justice, over the past 20 years, Maruxa has worked with leaders in government, parliament, multilateral institutions, activism, philanthropy and business across continents to advance equitable prosperity and climate change solutions.
    Maruxa has recently been appointed as Champion of the Pathfinder Initiative, which focuses on pathways for healthy zero-carbon futures and is overseen by The Lancet Pathfinder Commission. In 2019 she was selected to Chair the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference. Previously Maruxa founded Communitas, the multi-stakeholder coalition which pioneered knowledge-based advocacy for the Sustainable Development Goal on Cities and Human Settlements. Maruxa also served as Secretary General of Regions for Sustainable Development, and during her tenure co-facilitated the engagement of sub-national governments in the UN Rio +20 Conference. She has also held posts as Senior Policy Specialist in Cities Alliance-UNOPS; as well as in local and regional government in the UK and Spain.
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  • Justin S. Chang

    Department of Environmental Planning, Seoul National University
    Professor

    Plenary 7 **Korean Session**

    Walkable City Seoul: Pedestrian Safety and Smart Mobility

    Justin S. Chang

    Department of Environmental Planning, Seoul National University
    Professor

    Dr. Justin S. Chang earned a BA in Geography and a MS in City Planning from Seoul National University. He also attained a PhD in Transport Studies from University College London. He is currently the Vice Dean as well as the Professor of Transportation Planning at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University. Seoul National University is the most prestigious university in Korea, and is also one of most famed advanced institutions of higher education in the world; the university is the 37th and 60th in the world according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings in 2020, respectively.

    His research interests cover transportation planning and polices, sustainable transportation, rail transportation, and transport big-data and artificial intelligence. He has published over 50 papers on renowned journals as of March 2021. He has served as an editorial board member of top journals such as Transportation Letters, and has also participated in advisory committees for the Korean government such as Rail Industry Commission.
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  • Keechoo Choi

    Metropolitan Transport Commission
    Chair

    Plenary 2

    Post-pandemic: putting our best foot forward for resilience and regeneration

    Keechoo Choi

    Metropolitan Transport Commission
    Chair

    Dr. Keechoo Choi is Chair of Metropolitan Transport Commission of Korean Government as a full time officer. For 3 years since March 2019, he is leaving university and professor of transportation engineering at Ajou University, Korea. He also served director for the National Engineering Research Center [ERC] of Sustainable Urban Transportation. He is ex-president of Korean Society of Transportation [KST] 2017-2019 and ex-chairman of the Korean PIARC (World Road Association). His specialities include travel demand forecasting, travel time estimation for ITS and C-ITS, sustainable transportation with environmental concerns, and public transportation. His recent research area also covers autonomous and connected vehicle implementation with infrastructure augmentation. He is the founding editor and current Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (SSCI in Transportation), editorial board member of Journal of ITS, both by Taylor and Francis, also a board member of Transportmetrica Part B. He eagerly attends TRB, PIARC, WCTR, and ITS WC.
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  • Mary Creagh

    Living Streets
    Chief Executive

    Oral Presentation 4

    Improving the walking environment and addressing air pollution: It’s a win-win!

    Mary Creagh

    Living Streets
    Chief Executive

    Mary is the Chief Executive of Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. She was the Labour MP for Wakefield 2005-2019, Shadow Secretary for the Environment, Transport and International Development and chaired Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee.

    She is an influential, international thinker on climate change and environmental policy, and has shaped UK government policy on net zero, single use plastics, fast fashion, green finance, air pollution, flooding, biodiversity, heatwaves, and resource efficiency.
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  • André De Wit

    Municipality of Rotterdam
    Advisor Mobility

    Oral Presentation 2

    Community co-creation and health promotion campaigns

    André De Wit

    Municipality of Rotterdam
    Advisor Mobility

    André de Wit is a Mobility Advisor and has been working for the City of Rotterdam since 2007. Before that he worked for the Dutch traffic safety organisation VVN. From that experience he always has the focus on the position of vulnerable road users, equal access to safe mobility and the health and social benefits of traffic. He wrote the Traffic safety program 2015-2018 for the city of Rotterdam. Since beginning of 2020 he is part of the interdepartemental team Rotterdam Walks.
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  • Aswathy Dilip

    Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
    Senior Programme Manager

    Plenary 2

    Post-pandemic: putting our best foot forward for resilience and regeneration

    Aswathy Dilip

    Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
    Senior Programme Manager

    Aswathy Dilip is a Senior Programme Manager at ITDP India Programme leading the Complete Streets strategy, Policy, and project work. She works with the National, State, and City governments; providing them technical assistance on sustainable, equitable, and inclusive urban mobility and development.

    Her current most exciting work includes championing a walking and cycling revolution in the country through the India streets for People Challenge and Cycles4Change Challenge respectively in partnership with the Smart Cities Mission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Aswathy is also working with governments of Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra to transform 1000s of km of congested roads into vibrant streets for people. Her work on streets in Chennai – the Chennai Streets for People programme – won the Ashden Awards 2020 under the Sustainable Mobility Category.

    She is actively involved in training and capacity development of city officials, engineers and town planners. With a keen interest in citizen engagement, Aswathy has organized tactical urbanism interventions around schools, Car-Free Sundays, Intersection design testing, as well as street and public space exhibitions.

    Aswathy believes in the simple joys of life. Ordinary yet uncommon sights-such as children playing carelessly, elderly chi-chatting joyfully, and women travelling confidently-in public spaces of our cities make her smile. Through her professional endeavour, she strives to create more such settings to allow many more such heartening experiences.
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  • Lorraine D'Arcy

    Department of Sustainable Transport and Mobility, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)
    Senior Lecturer

    Plenary 6

    The Future of Research for Walking; VREF Session

    Lorraine D'Arcy

    Department of Sustainable Transport and Mobility, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)
    Senior Lecturer

    Dr Lorraine D'Arcy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning in TU Dublin. Her Walkability PhD research drew on her professional experience in civil engineering, sports participation, health promotion and transport planning to explore the design features in neighbourhoods that deter people from walking, cycling or using public transport which result in higher car dependency, social isolation and a more sedentary population, all which impact on population health and carbon emissions. She believes that not only should design practitioners understand the impact of these design choices but also local residents and public representatives who can make informed contributions to local interventions. In TU Dublin she has been instrumental in setting up a new part-time MSc in Sustainable Transport and Mobility aimed at upskilling transport practitioners and those interested in a career in sustainable mobility in urban or rural settings.
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  • Carly Gilbert-Patrick

    UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Global Programme Lead

    Plenary 2

    Post-pandemic: putting our best foot forward for resilience and regeneration

    Carly Gilbert-Patrick

    UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Global Programme Lead

    In her role at UNEP Carly is supporting countries around the world to prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. She has been working in the field of sustainable transport for fifteen years with expertise in non-motorized transport, road safety, bus rapid transit, congestion charging, low emission zones and bike share systems. Prior to her time with UNEP Carly worked as a Programme Manager for UN-Habitat and a Project Manager for Transport for London and holds a Masters in Business Administration with an elective in project management. She also holds the UK Association of Project Management Professional Qualification (APMPQ).
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  • Sangjin Han

    Centre for Transport Safety, Korea Transport Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    Plenary 6 | Plenary 7 **Korean Session**

    The Future of Research for Walking; VREF Session | Walkable City Seoul: Pedestrian Safety and Smart Mobility

    Oral Presentation 6

    Understanding and creating safe places for people to walk

    Sangjin Han

    Centre for Transport Safety, Korea Transport Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    HAN Sangjin is currently working as a senior research fellow in the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) for more than 20 years. His research fields include road safety, pedestrian transport, transport big data, transport and climate change. He has worked for International Transport Forum (ITF) as a seconded expert from KOTI and has organized official sessions in the ITF summit 2012 and 2013, and ran the sub-working group committee within IRTAD (International Road Traffic Accident Database).

    Recently he has studied on setting the national road safety target and actively working on reducing default speed limits in urban roads. He is an author of the book titled , and translated books such as and in Korean. He has also contributed on developing transport big data platform in Korea.

    He received his B.Sc. in University of Seoul, M.Sc. from Seoul National University and Ph.D. from University College London in the U.K.
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  • Youngjun Han

    Department of Transportation System Research, The Seoul Institute
    Associate Research Fellow

    Plenary 7 **Korean Session**

    Walkable City Seoul: Pedestrian Safety and Smart Mobility

    Youngjun Han

    Department of Transportation System Research, The Seoul Institute
    Associate Research Fellow

    Dr. Youngjun Han is an Associate Research Fellow in the Department of Transportation System Research at the Seoul Institute. His research interests cover Smart Transportation, Intelligent Transportation System, and Traffic Safety based on the traffic flow theory, modeling, and Big-data analysis. Especially, he provides various insights of future transportation system with the social economics changes such as advent of Smartphone, platform business, and emerging infectious diseases. Recently, he led a research for ‘Urban Infrastructure Response to the Pandemic’ and suggested a vision of future city structure, transportation system, and environmental issue in Post-Covid era. He is also an experienced engineer in urban planning with over 8 years of experience in city development at Korea Land and Housing Corporation. He majored in Urban Planning and Engineering and hold BS and MS from Yonsei University, and earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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  • Helge Hillnhütter

    NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Associate Professor

    Oral Presentation 03

    Walking and Public Transport - Benefits and impacts

    Helge Hillnhütter

    NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Associate Professor

    Helge Hillnhütter is associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the Institute of Architecture and Planning. His research focuses on the role of urban environments to support active mobility modes and walking to access public transport. He works as a peer reviewer for several scientific journals, is a member of the Walk21 Advisory Board and Director of Walk21 Europe. Hillnhütter is frequently invited to national and international conferences as a presenter and keynote speaker. He has experience from planning practice in countries as Tanzania, China, Bahrain, UK and Norway.
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  • Shaila Islam

    Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh
    Assistant Professor

    Oral Presentation 03

    A Tale Of Walkability And Obstruction In Dhaka

    Shaila Islam

    Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh
    Assistant Professor

    Architect Shaila Islam is currently working as a faculty member in a reputed public university of Bangladesh. She holds a professional B.Arch degree from Khulna University and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from The University of Tokyo. She obtained prestigious ADB–JSP scholarship in 2017 for pursuing her postgraduate study in Japan. Her area of research includes urban mobility, walkability, tactical urbanism, people centric transportation planning and design. She also earned several awards for academic excellence and also published multiple articles in various journals.

    Being grown up in a high dense, developing context, she is fascinated issues related to urban development and the future of urbanity especially the threats of climate change, haphazard urbanization, and erratic redevelopment in cities. With her research and practice she is committed to help reach the Sustainable Development Goals for her country Bangladesh.
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  • Anne Kerr

    Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited
    Managing Director, Greater China

    Plenary 08

    Data and how we know what to want

    Anne Kerr

    Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited
    Managing Director, Greater China

    Leading Mott MacDonald’s Global Strategic Initiative for Cities providing expertise in visioning, master-planning and delivery of developments at local, national and cross boundary. Also Managing Director for Greater China. In both roles involved in developing roadmaps, development strategies as well as detailed plans for (and delivery of) integrated developments (both new and redevelopment/regeneration) for communities, landuse and transportation, innovative technologies, and resource management in more than 30 countries. Advises governments, developments and agencies on policy matters and strategies to deliver integrated solutions for the built environment – always putting people first. Has provided advisory services to a number of eco-city and smart city developments, mixed use communities, transit oriented developments and entertainment districts and for various other master-planning developments around the world, and provides inputs to Regional goals in support of sustainable development goals and particularly SDG 11.
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  • Hirotaka Koike

    Utsunomiya Kyowa University
    Professor

    Oral Presentation 02

    Commnunity co-creation and health promotion campaigns

    Hirotaka Koike

    Utsunomiya Kyowa University
    Professor

    Hirotaka Koike is a professor of transportation planning at Utsunomiya Kyowa University in Japan. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1964 and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1970. Before the current position, he worked for the University of British Columbia and B.C. Research in Vancouver, Canada. In 1985 he returned to Japan and taught at Utsunomiya University and now an emeritus professor. He is a registered professional engineer and works for many committees in national, provincial, and municipal governments.
    His research interests include pedestrian, bicycle, public transport, traffic safety, and urban planning. He is the chairman of the Traffic Safety Council in Utsunomiya City since 1999. He is instrumental in planning the new LRT system in Utsunomiya, which will open for service in 2023.
    He has been a frequent participant in many international conferences, including Walk21 and Velo-city.
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  • Etienne Krug

    Department of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO)
    Director

    Plenary 01 - PANEL DISCUSSION

    Global Imperatives for supporting more walking and creating walkable cities

    Etienne Krug

    Department of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO)
    Director

    Dr Krug is Director of the Department for Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He leads global efforts to prevent violence and injuries, to address social determinants of health and promote healthy ageing. He oversees the development of intergovernmental resolutions and global reports, the implementation of multi-country development projects, and advocacy campaigns. He chairs the International Organizing Committee for World Conferences on Injury Prevention, the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and co-chairs the Executive Committee of the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals. Before joining WHO, Dr Krug worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA, with Médecins sans Frontières and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Dr Krug holds a degree as Medical Doctor from the University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard University and has received many awards.
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  • Shinhae Lee

    Department of Transportaion System Research, The Seoul Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    Pleanry 04

    Pedestrian Policy and task for the better Seoul **Korean Session

    Shinhae Lee

    Department of Transportaion System Research, The Seoul Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    Shin-Hae Lee received her master's degree in urban planning and her doctoral degree in public transportation at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies (GSES), Seoul National University. While studying for her doctoral course, she joined the Seoul Institute. Ms. Lee is currently working as the Research Director of Transportation Research System. Throughout her long career at the Seoul Institute, Ms. Lee has focused on research in relation to the Seoul Metropolitan Government's transportation policy development and its execution. She served as a commissioner of the Traffic Impact Assessment Committee, the Architecture Committee, and the Environmental Impact Assessment Committee for the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Currently, she is the commissioner of the Citizen Committee to Create ''A City of Walkers, Seoul". Ms. Lee’s major researches include the Seoul Metropolitan Government's basic plan for pedestrian safety to improve convenience for the pedestrians, research on the benefit calculation followed by the improvement of the pedestrian environment on roads, research to decrease the speed limits on roads used in daily life, the execution plans to bring about a pedestrian-friendly city, and the development of a manual to manage street design.
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  • Natalia Lleras

    Despacio
    Healthy Cities Lead and Vivo Mi Calle Project Director

    Oral Presentation 06

    Understanding and creating safe places for people to walk

    Natalia Lleras

    Despacio
    Healthy Cities Lead and Vivo Mi Calle Project Director

    Natalia is the Healthy Cities Lead and Vivo Mi Calle Project Director at Despacio. Her work focuses on the creation of sustainable, safe, equitable and active spaces and routes that address the needs of the youth and tackle the risks that limit their mobility and access to the public space aiming to improve their health and well-being. Prior to joining Despacio, Natalia worked as an Urban Mobility and Road Safety Project Manager at the World Resources Institute. Her work focused on helping cities implement sustainable and safe mobility solutions through research, street design and the development of public policies, which included Bogota’s Road Safety Vision Zero Plan 2017-2026 and the Speed Management Program.
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  • Henrik Nolmark

    Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF)
    Director

    Plenary 05

    The Future of Research for Walking VREF Session

    Henrik Nolmark

    Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF)
    Director

    Henrik Nolmark is Director of the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations. From a background as civil engineer and urban planner he has been working many years with research management and cooperation related to the fields of urban development, mobility and transportation. He has 30 years of experience from research councils, innovation SMEs, universities, cities and the European Commission. He has taken a specific interest in conceptualizing and implementing inter- and transdisciplinary approaches and methodologies in research, innovation and capacity building, including being responsible for building up the international centre Mistra Urban Futures and leading the Pan-European programme COST C20 Urban Knowledge Arena.
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  • Sunghoon Oh

    Department of Planning and Coordination Architecture and Urban Research Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    Pleanry 04

    Pedestrian Policy and task for the better Seoul **Korean Session

    Sunghoon Oh

    Department of Planning and Coordination Architecture and Urban Research Institute
    Senior Research Fellow

    Sunghoon Oh is a tenured senior research fellow in Architecture and Urban Research Institute in Korea, as well as an academic member of the Urban Design Institute of Korea. His main fields of interest are pedestrian behaviour, walking environment, and the future city restructuring strategy against climate and social crisis.
    Dr. Oh’s work on the walking environments in Korea has appeared in a series of publications such as “Pedestrian City; 12 Guidelines for Better Pedestrian Environment(2011)”, “Pedestrian Priority Street Guideline(2012)”, “Urban Design for Pedestrians Vol.1(2013)”, “Pedestrian Priority Street 2013 Evaluation Report(2014)”, “Assessing Legal Issues for Pedestrian Priority Street in Korea(2014)”, “Spatial Factors on Satisfaction Level of Baby Strollers and Parenting Stress(2015)”.”Crossing Design Improvement for Pedestrians(2017)” “Walking: Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health (2017)”, “Urban Design for Pedestrians vol.2(2018)” , “Manual for Pedestrian Priority Street(2019) , “Design for Pedestrians; Before & After (2020)”. He has been in charge of major design consultancy and evaluation on over 150 pedestrian environment projects such as “Pedestrian Priority Street” Project and “Road Diet” Projects for Seoul Metropolitan Government as well as the Ministry of Interior and Safety since 2013.
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  • Shane O'Mara

    School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin
    Professor of Experimental Brain Research and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator

    Keynote Session

    Shane O'Mara

    School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin
    Professor of Experimental Brain Research and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator

    Shane O’Mara is the Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College, Dublin - the University of Dublin; he is a psychologist, neuroscientist, and writer.
    His research interests focus on functions ‘within the brain’ (memory, stress, depression, for example), and on the ‘brain in the world’ (using a ‘brain’s-eye view’ lens on social, cultural, and policy issues). He has published more than 140 scientific papers, and has written for many newspapers and magazines ((by-lines in, e.g., Foreign Affairs, Chronicle Higher Ed, Times Higher Ed, Project Syndicate, PsychologyToday, Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, Wall Street Journal).
    He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway (BA, MA) and of Oxford University (DPhil/PhD). He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (USA), and is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy. shaneomara.com
    He publishes a very popular, regular, newsletter at brainpizza.substack.com - small, medium, and large slices of writing on brains, behaviour, & lots between.
    His book 'In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration' was chosen by the editors at Amazon.com as one of the best science books of 2020: it explores the science behind this most overlooked but defining human adaptation - one that enabled us to conquer the world - by walking together to new, and perhaps better, lives. It has been widely translated (French, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, Chinese, Greek, German, Polish, Italian, Slovenian, Romanian).
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  • Carlos Felipe Pardo

    The New Urban Mobility alliance
    Senior Advisor

    Plenary 02

    Post-pandemic - putting our best foot forward for resilience and regeneration

    Carlos Felipe Pardo

    The New Urban Mobility alliance
    Senior Advisor

    Colombian psychologist with a MSc in Contemporary Urbanism from the London School of Economics. He focuses on urban development, mobility (urban, new mobility and digital technologies in mobility), lighting and climate change projects in cities of the developing world. He has participated in technical consultancies in more than 30 cities in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and has coordinated and delivered more than 70 training courses on urban development, climate change, public and non-motorized transport, travel demand and sustainable transport. Has coordinated projects at a regional level and is also the author of various documents. Proud recipient of the Danish Cycling Embassy’s 2018 Leadership Award, and a Distinguished TUMI friend 2019. He is the Founder of Despacio.org and is Senior Advisor to NUMO.
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  • Trey Park

    ChangeWalk
    Team Member

    Oral Presentation 02

    Commnunity co-creation and health promotion campaigns

    Trey Park

    ChangeWalk
    Team Member

    For Trey Park, growing up consisted of drastic urban landscape changes. He has lived in developing parts of Seoul, open fields and country sides of Oxford and Coventry, and in the world’s most complex and diverse intersection, New York. He has lived in three of the most blank-slate cities in Korea, including Songdo, Chungra and Wirye. This diverse background served him well when he went from business undergrad to working at a think tank researching urban issues.
    After his stint at research, he and his colleagues left to try out tactical urbanism first hand, launching ChangeWalk. Tactical Urbanism Project Group ChangeWalk has so far tested out four pilot cases, from using toilet plungers for traffic calming, to installing temporary benches, to building a pocket park, to testing asphalt art. ChangeWalk has also concluded a tactical urbanism guide project, focusing on re-examining citizen interventions in Korea in a tactical urbanism framework.
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  • Alice Perrin

    Roads and Mobility Department, Ville de Paris
    Research officer on quality of public space and accessibility

    Oral Presentation 01

    Building a walkable city

    Alice Perrin

    Roads and Mobility Department, Ville de Paris
    Research officer on quality of public space and accessibility

    I am an architect and urban planner. I work for the Mobility Agency as a research officer on public space design and accessibility. The Mobility Agency is in charge of prospective, innovation and conception of public policies for the Roads and Transit Direction of the city of Paris.

    My work focuses the distribution of public space in favour of pedestrians. I work on a school street program, as well as on a restricted traffic zone in the center of the city. I also participate to the developing of new solutions to better the accessibility of the Parisian public space through experimentations. I follow the Pedestrian Plan of the city and a few projects ensuing.
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  • Daria Raspopina

    Center for Urban projects Shtab
    Co-founder

    Oral Presentation 06

    Understanding and creating safe places for people to walk

    Daria Raspopina

    Center for Urban projects Shtab
    Co-founder

    Daria Raspopina, co-founder of Center for Urban projects Shtab, consultancy, research and planning bureau with a focus on urban mobility and sociology based in Moscow, Russia.
    Tutor at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow, Russia. Providing tutorship for the group of professionals – architects, municipalities officers from different regions of Russia – guiding participants during individual projects development. Topic of the group – Urban Mobility.
    Previous working experience: Project director, Chief specialist in the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development and Traffic management center of Moscow City government. Management and coordination of projects promoting better pedestrian and public transport infrastructure, mostly working on streets design and providing coordination and expertise on about 500 streets redevelopment program.
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  • D. Taylor Reich

    Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
    Research Associate

    Oral Presentation 04

    Measuring walking and how to value it more effectively

    D. Taylor Reich

    Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
    Research Associate

    Taylor Reich (they/them pronouns) is responsible for ITDP’s global programs in urban mobility analytics and in monitoring and evaluation. Working with ITDP’s offices in ten countries, they use data to advocate for sustainable, inclusive urban mobility in low- and middle-income cities worldwide. Their work on pedestriansfirst.itdp.org created the first-ever geospatial open dataset of indicators of walkability in cities all around the globe. Taylor is also interested in access quantification, GHG impact measurement, and the culturally-variable meaning of walkability.

    Before ITDP, Taylor completed a Fulbright fellowship in Amman, learning Arabic and researching the history of Jordanian housing policy. They hold an Sc.B. in biochemistry from Brown University.
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  • Maria-José Rojo Callizo

    POLIS Network
    Project Manager, Coordinator Active Travel & Health

    Plenary 02 - PANEL DISCUSSION

    Post-pandemic - putting our best foot forward for resilience and regeneration

    Maria-José Rojo Callizo

    POLIS Network
    Project Manager, Coordinator Active Travel & Health

    Maria-José Rojo is Coordinator for Active Travel and Health at POLIS Network. POLIS is the leading European network of cities and regions working together to deploy innovative solutions for sustainable mobility. At POLIS, Maria-José looks at the relation between mobility and health, with a focus on the active modes, walking and cycling.

    Maria-José holds an international PhD in sustainable urban development by the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Previously, she worked as an urban planner for international organisations (UN-Habitat) and technical offices, developing climate resilient design strategies and regenerative projects. As a researcher, she worked for NYU’s Marron Institute and for UPM in projects related to sustainable urban mobility, urban density and bioclimatic design. She has been a visiting researcher in several Latin American universities.

    The aim of her work is helping cities become more liveable, healthy and equitable, considering spatial and mobility planning as key tools for this purpose.
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  • Ben Rossiter

    Victoria Walks
    Executive Officer

    Oral Presentation 03

    Walking and Public Transport - Benefits and impacts

    Ben Rossiter

    Victoria Walks
    Executive Officer

    Ben Rossiter is the founding Executive Officer of Victoria Walks and has led a small but enterprising team to see it become the primary Australian organisation leading the move for walkable communities. Victoria Walks is an evidence-based organisation working to get more people walking more every day.
    Ben is the Vice President of the International Federation of Pedestrians and his expertise is widely sought in Australia and beyond. The theme of his doctoral dissertation was walking in cities. Ben takes great pleasure in the simple joy of walking, getting lost in urban areas and exploring new places on foot.
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  • Richard Vinc Nicolay Santoso

    Koalisi Pejalan Kaki
    Application Developer

    Oral Presentation 02

    Commnunity co-creation and health promotion campaigns

    Richard Vinc Nicolay Santoso

    Koalisi Pejalan Kaki
    Application Developer

    Richard Vinc, an experienced educator/tech savvy. Right now, he is the Chief Technology Officer at Kudu, a research, technology, and education company. His focus in education led him to cofounded Sekolah (Milik) Publik, a nonprofit organization with mission to provide free education to everyone. He is also served as an application developer for Koalisi Pejalan Kaki, a nonprofit organization with a mission to defend pedestrian’s right in Indonesia and part of International Federation of Pedestrians.
    He and his team has developed a concept for machine learning solution to help diffable walk safer on sidewalk. This concept has received an award from Microsoft in Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility Hackathon Asia Pacific back in October 2019.
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  • Daniel Sauter

    Urban Mobility Research
    Director, Owner

    Oral Presentation 5

    Measuring Walking: the invisible asset and how to make it more visible

    Daniel Sauter

    Urban Mobility Research
    Director, Owner

    Daniel Sauter studied sociology, psychology and political science in Zurich, Switzerland, and has been devoting the last 30
    years of his professional life as researcher to the world of walking, road danger reduction, the analysis of mobility patterns
    and the creation of inclusive public spaces and their related policies. His main interests are in the social and societal
    dimensions of these issues.
    Daniel started out as co-director of the Swiss pedestrian organisation, represented the International Federation of
    Pedestrians (IFP) at the United Nations, initiated the International Charter for Walking and started the ongoing efforts to
    develop standards for measuring walking. He performed and co-ordinated research in many local, national and
    international projects, e.g. within the European COST Action 358 on Pedestrian Quality Needs. He runs his own business,
    Urban Mobility Research, in Zurich, Switzerland.
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  • Jaeick Shim

    Department of Road Transport, Korea Transport Institute
    Senior Researcher

    Pleanry 04

    Pedestrian Policy and task for the better Seoul **Korean Session

    Jaeick Shim

    Department of Road Transport, Korea Transport Institute
    Senior Researcher

    Jaeick Shim is currently working as a senior researcher of Department of Road Transport in Korea Transport Institute, also one of members of pedestrian environment improvement committee in Ministry of the Interior and Safety. He has carried out various projects about road transport safety, with an aim to enhance pedestrian safety. In this regard, masterplan for village zone, intensive investigation of pedestrian crash data and estimations of annual traffic accident costs have successfully been carried out.
    He earned his MS degree of Engineering from Yeungnam University in 1990.
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  • Bronwen Thornton

    Walk21
    CEO

    Keynote Session

    Global Imperatives for supporting more walking and creating walkable cities

    Plenary 01 - PANEL DISCUSSION

    Bronwen Thornton

    Walk21
    CEO

    As CEO of Walk21 she works closely with international agencies to address global challenges and ensure walking is incorporated into the solutions, including climate change, road safety and public health, the Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda. She leads on the annual international Conference series and strategic development of knowledge products and training. She has over 20 years experience in strategic transport planning, community and political engagement, on-street analysis and creative development, policy and project delivery with a focus on equitable and sustainable transport.
    Bronwen is Chair of the Board of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Foundation (SLOCAT).
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  • Rodney Tolley

    Walk21
    Conference Director

    Plenary 03

    How do we imagine and invest in walkable cities for the future?

    Rodney Tolley

    Walk21
    Conference Director

    Dr Rodney Tolley has been involved in the field of active, sustainable transport for over 40 years, first as a university researcher and teacher, and now as an experienced writer, international speaker and consultant. He has led hundreds of presentations, walkabouts and workshops in communities across the world, including over 50 cities in Australasia.

    He was a founder member of the Steering Group for Walk21 - the first International Conference on Walking and Livable Cities - and has been the Conference Director for every Walk21 Conference since then. He was central to the development of the International Charter for Walking, which is has now been signed by over 500 mayors to lead their communities towards better walkability. His most recent book (with Paul Tranter of UNSW Canberra) is ‘Slow cities: conquering our addiction for health and sustainability” (https://www.elsevier.com/books/slow-cities/tranter/978-0-12-815316-1), published in June 2020.

    His passion is walking – and talking walking.
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  • Nick Tyler

    Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
    Director

    Closing Speech

    Walking as the key to sociality

    Nick Tyler

    Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
    Director

    Professor Nick Tyler CBE FREng is the Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering at UCL and the Director of the UCL Centre for Transport Studies. His £50M massive (40,000m3) multiscale multisensorial laboratory allows him and his team to study the interactions of environments, people and their activities at life-scale – including how people walk in urban environments. PEARL is the part of the UK national research facility for infrastructure and cities. He is a co-investigator of the UCL Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Programme. Nick combines highly diverse fields in his research, from civil/transport engineering and architecture to neuroscience, psychology, physiology, ophthalmology, audiology, orthopaedics, lighting, sound and acoustics. His research extends to projects in Latin America, Japan and Europe. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Royal Society of Arts, and was appointed CBE in 2011.
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  • Jim Walker

    Walk21
    Founder

    Opening Ceremony

    Conference Report & Conclusions

    Jim Walker

    Walk21
    Founder

    Jim is the Founder of Walk21, growing the movement from a London conference to a global network over the last 21 years. He is an international policy advisor, communications expert and special projects manager to enable more people to walk and ensure they have safe, attractive and accessible environments to walk in.
    Jim specialises in developing professional standards and resources to benefit pedestrians as well as managing national campaigns and sustainable transport, active health and accessible recreation projects. He is Founder of the Commonwealth Walkway Trust which builds urban trails around the world.
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  • Lloyd Wright

    Asian Development Bank
    Senior Urban Development Specialist

    Plenary 03

    How do we imagine and invest in walkable cities for the future?

    Lloyd Wright

    Asian Development Bank
    Senior Urban Development Specialist

    Lloyd Wright is currently a Senior Urban Development Specialist within the Central and West Asia Department at the Asian Development Bank. He supports the development of new initiatives for quality urban public transport systems and non-motorized transport integration.

    Mr. Wright has conducted post-graduate research at Osaka University and at the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London. He also possesses an MSc with Distinction in Environmental Assessment from the London School of Economics, an MBA from Georgetown University, and a BSc in Engineering from the University of Washington.

    He is the author and editor of several sustainable transport publications, including Car-Free Development and the Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide.
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  • Seungkook Wu

    Department of Road Traffic Operation and Pedestrian Mobility Research, Korea Transport Institute
    Team Director, Senior Researcher

    Oral Presentation 03

    Walking and Public Transport - Benefits and impacts

    Seungkook Wu

    Department of Road Traffic Operation and Pedestrian Mobility Research, Korea Transport Institute
    Team Director, Senior Researcher

    SeungKook Wu is a Senior Researcher in the Korea Transport Institute and Director of Traffic Operation and Personal Mobility Research Team. His major research area is policy development for sustainable transport. He conducted studies on mitigation of GHG emissions in transport sector and improvement of pedestrian and personal mobility environment. Before he came to the Korea Transport Institute, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Georgia Institute of Technology. Also he worked for several years as a transportation engineer at Yooshin Engineering Corporation in Korea.
    He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 2009. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Seoul National University in 1993 and 1995.
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