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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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