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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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