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  • Sunghoon Oh

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

    Plenary 4 **Korean Session**

    Pedestrian Policy and task for the better Seoul

    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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  • Oh Se-hoon

    Seoul
    Mayor

    Opening Ceremony

    Opening Remarks

    Oh Se-hoon

    Seoul
    Mayor

    (Former) Mayor of Seoul (33th, 34th)
    (Former) Member of the National Assembly (16th)
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  • Monica Olyslagers

    International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)
    Global Innovation Manager and Cities Specialist

    Oral Presentation 5

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

    Oral Presentation 6

    Understanding and creating safe places for people to walk

    Monica Olyslagers

    International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)
    Global Innovation Manager and Cities Specialist

    Monica Olyslagers currently leads iRAP’s innovation agenda, which includes projects such as ‘AiRAP’ for the accelerated and intelligent collection of data for road safety assessments; and CycleRAP, a bicycling and micro-mobility risk assessment model. Monica started in iRAP in 2015 as iRAP’s Programme Coordinator for its projects under the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety.
    Before joining iRAP, Monica worked in the Australian Government's transport ministry on aviation safety in the PNG and Pacific (2007-9) the national urban policy and cycling strategy (2010-11), high speed rail study (2012-13) and transport policy development (2014).
    Monica has a keen interest in improving urban environments for people—all people—for a healthier, safer, and more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Planning (2011) and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and the Arts. Monica lives in Guangzhou, China.
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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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