Day 1 Afternoon plenary

15:45 – 17:30

Urban shapes – how to design a city that is accessible for all
– Olivier Bonin

Urban morphogenesis, is a model that allows for reporting, qualitatively at first, then quantitatively through calibration, the formation of neighbourhoods in a city, different levels of segregation between population, and price gradients. Bonin will talk about his model of urban morphogenesis which is a dynamic model of imbalance, which relies on elements of classical economic modelling (Alonso-Mills-Muth’s monocentric model) while translating into a mathematical formalism a qualitative model.

About the speaker:
Olivier Bonin is Managing Director at Université Gustave Eiffel, geographer, physician, experienced in accessibility analysis discussing the city as fractals: a physical view on urban development. Has also worked with the concept: ”the 15 minute city”.

Access for all? Operationalizing justice and equity in mobility and transport planning
– Wendy Tan

Justice and equity are popular policy goals for sustainable cities and communities, but translating these abstract concepts into feasible and adaptable transport and mobility policies remains challenging. Current homogeneous transport systems and policies often lead to inequalities. This keynote will discuss how the system is skewed against vulnerable populations and examine the social and spatial impacts of these inequalities through injustice frameworks. A rethink is needed for tools and data for urban analytics that allow planners and designers to adequately engage with and target these issues for people-oriented mobility futures. 

About the speaker:

Dr. ir. Wendy Tan is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Business, Department of Civil Engineering, at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in Bergen, Norway. Additionally, she is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning chair of the Environmental Sciences Group at Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. She also serves as the research coordinator for the Foundation of Managing Public Space.

Dr. Tan’s research expertise and interests focus on the implementation of land use and transport integration, mobility issues, and the institutional perspective in planning processes in Europe, America, and Southeast Asia. From 2010-2014, she served as a board member of the Megacities Foundation. She received the Georges Allaert Prize in 2014 for her research contributions to mobility and spatial planning in society. Dr. Tan is also a member of the AESOP transportation thematic group and part of the international advisory board of the journal Urban Policy and Research.