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XUMING MA
Mayor of Yichang
Featured Speaker

 

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Bambang SusantonoBAMBANG SUSANTONO
Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank
Featured Speaker

Bio
Mr. Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He assumed the position in July 2015. Mr. Susantono is responsible for management of ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of External Relations.

Prior to this, Mr. Susantono was the Vice-Minister of Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. He has extensive experience providing policy advice to government, private sector organizations and international institutions. He chaired several research institutes and taught in universities. He was also Commissioner for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies.  Mr. Susantono holds a PhD in Infrastructure Planning and Master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering, and City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology.

 

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Rehana MoosajeeREHANA MOOSAJEE
Former Member, Mayoral Committee for Transportation (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Featured Speaker

Bio
Rehana was a Councillor in the City of Johannesburg between 2000 and 2013. She served on the Mayoral Committee in the City of Johannesburg during the period 2006 – 2013. Under her stewardship, Johannesburg introduced Africa’s first Bus Rapid Transit System – Rea Vaya. Rehana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand and is the founder of Rehana Moosajee Consulting. She is passionate about people, places and the planet. Rehana’s style is characterized by bringing the richness of her life experiences to bear on the work she does. These include being a participant in: the Gross National Happiness in Business Summit in Bhutan, Interfaith / Intercultural tour to Turkey, Call of the Time Dialogues in Port Edward South Africa and Peace of Mind Retreat in Rajasthan, India amongst others.

 

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Diane Davis Photo - CopyDIANE DAVIS
Professor & Chair of Department of Urban Planning, Harvard University
Featured Speaker

Bio
Diane Davis is the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). She leads a project funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) called “Transforming Urban Transport –­ The Role of Political Leadership” (TUT)” that identifies actionable knowledge drawn from case study analysis of eight different cities around the world — Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Stockholm, and Vienna — where leading actors have successfully introduced policies that fundamentally transformed their cities’ transportation landscapes.

 

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Yoga AdiwinartoYOGA ADIWINARTO
Country Director, ITDP Indonesia

Bio
Yoga Adiwinarto is ITDP’s Indonesia Country Director. He joined ITDP in 2009 and since then has been working on numerous sustainable transport projects in cities in Asia, mainly focusing on Bus Rapid Transit and public transport operation. During his professional career, Yoga has worked in different countries in England, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Pakistan, and Azerbaijan assisting the city government in implementing and improving public transport, walking, and cycling conditions in the city. He also has spoken in many conferences on transportation, and has led many technical workshops and trainings on sustainable transport issues. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Institute Technology Bandung, Indonesia, and a Master’s degree in transport planning from Leeds University, UK.

 

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BERNARDO BARANDA
Latin America Regional Director, ITDP

Bio
In his more than 10 years of professional experience, Bernardo has been involved in urban sustainable mobility projects working in the private and non-governmental sectors. He is one of the founding members of Bicitekas an urban cycling advocacy group in Mexico City.  Bernardo holds master’s degrees in Transport Engineering from IHE-TU in Delft, The Netherlands and in Management and Implementation of Development Projects from UMIST in Manchester, United Kingdom. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

 

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Roger BehrensROGER BEHRENS
Associate Professor, University of Cape Town Department of Civil Engineering

Bio
Roger Behrens is an Associate Professor in the University of Cape Town’s Department of Civil Engineering. He is Director of the Centre for Transport Studies, and of the African Centre of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-motorised Transport. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from UCT in 1991 and a PhD in 2002. His current research activities relate to the integration and improvement of paratransit services, the dynamics and pace of changing travel behavior, the use of transport systems by pedestrians, and the urban form prerequisites for viable public transport networks. 

 

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Nomesh BoliaNOMESH BOLIA
Associate Professor, IIT Dehli Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bio
 Dr. Nomesh Bolia is an Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Delhi. He holds a PhD in Operations Research from UNC Chapel Hill. His research interests focus in Operations Research and Stochastic Modeling and their applications to Transportation and Data Driven Public Policy and Governance. He has been awarded the Public Health Research Fellowship by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, and the Young Scientist Award (research grant) by DST, Government of India. He has published several papers in international journals of repute, consulted several companies in the public and private sector in India, and is the recipient of several grants from Indian and international agencies. He is also the founding advisor of Vision India Foundation that aims to leverage the energy of the youth, technology, and the power of research to deepen democracy and gear up governance in India. 

 

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Dai Jifeng (lower resolution)JIFENG DAI
Vice Director of Transport Planning Division, CAUPD

Bio
Dai Jifeng, the current vice director of Transport Planning Division of CAUPD, received his Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in 2000, and Master’s degree from the Institute of Transportation Engineering in Tsinghua University in 2003.  Dai has many years of experience in comprehensive traffic planning, micro to mid-level transportation renovation, and transportation organization. He is familiar with modeling and software application and has participated in PTV Traffic Analysis Software Application Training in Germany. Dai has lead or been in involved in more than 60 national or provincial awarded transportation planning and design projects and given several presentations at Urban Transportation, Construction, and Planning Conferences in China.

 

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Jana Demas (lr)JANA DEMAS
Strategic Planning, King County Metro

Bio
Jana Demas started her career at King County Metro eight years ago and now leads the Strategic Planning team. With her team, Jana works on long range planning and strategy development. Jana believes that quality public transportation enables people to maximize their potential and is an essential part of developing vibrant, thriving cities.  She enjoys the challenge of developing system plans that meet different, and often competing, priorities. Jana has lived in all four corners of the United States and in a variety of countries around the world. She has long had an interest in sustainable cities and has always known that she wanted a job that positively benefited communities. After exploring careers in education, ending homelessness, and international development, she found a home in public transportation through her graduate work at the University of Washington.

 

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Harry DimitriouHARRY DIMITRIOU
Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies and Director of OMEGA Centre, UCL

Bio
Harry Dimitriou has been Bartlett Professor of Planning Studies at Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL) since 1998, and its Head between 1998 and 2004. He is currently Director of OMEGA Centre – a global centre of excellence for the study of mega projects in transport and development at UCL funded by Volvo Research and Education Foundations.  Professor Dimitriou holds a Diploma in Town and Regional Planning, an MSc in Urban Science and a PhD in Transport and Urban Development.  He is author, co-author/editor of seven books and numerous articles published in professional and academic journals.

 

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Xiaomei DuanXIAOMEI DUAN
Chief Engineer, GMEDRI

Bio
Xiaomei Duan is currently the Chief Engineer of the Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute (GMEDRI) and Chief Technical Officer of the Institute for Transportation Development and Policy (ITDP) office in China. Since graduating from Shanghai’s Tongji University, Xiaomei has lead the planning and design of several famous BRT projects and sustainable urban transport projects in China including Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Yichang, and Nanning BRT system planning and design. She has also done regional sustainable transportation work in Laos, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, amongst others. She is now a nationally accredited Senior Engineer, has consulted for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and given many presentations at local and international conferences.

 

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Shreya GadepalliSHREYA GADEPALLI
South Asia Director, ITDP

Bio
Shreya Gadepalli has been with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy for nearly two decades, and as its South Asia Director, leads the regional team in the implementation of sustainable transport systems and urban planning best practices, reform of urban transport policy, and technical capacity building of officials and practitioners. Shreya is regarded as an expert in planning, design, and implementation of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. She has led the planning of BRT systems in over half a dozen cities in India including Ahmedabad’s Janmarg — India’s first high-quality BRT system. Her other areas of interest and expertise are transit-oriented development, parking management, and the design of non-motorized transport facilities. Shreya received a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, preceded by a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

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Aimee GauthierAIMÉE GAUTHIER
Chief Program Officer, ITDP

Bio
Aimée has been working at ITDP since 2003. Currently, she manages global projects, communications, and monitoring and evaluation. She began working on Sub-Saharan Africa transport projects in Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania. In that capacity, she worked on non-motorized transportation, developing private sector small bicycle businesses and examining the intersection between health care service delivery and transport. She also worked on promotion of bus rapid transit projects in Accra and Dakar, as well as BRT planning in Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg.

Before joining ITDP, Aimée worked at the Moriah Fund as the grants and office manager. Aimée holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and has dual bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and political & social thought from the University of Virginia.

 

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Jeffrey GutmanJEFFREY GUTMAN
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute

Bio
Jeffrey Gutman is currently a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, focusing on issues of development effectiveness, infrastructure and urban development. He retired from the World Bank in 2010 as Vice President for Operations Policy and Country Services after a 31-year career where he had extensive strategic, managerial and operational responsibilities covering economic development and poverty alleviation across a range of sectors and regions of the world. He received his master’s degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers University in 1974 and his bachelor of science in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in 1971.

 

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Dario HidalgoDARIO HIDALGO
Director, Integrated Transport, WRI

Bio
Dr. Dario Hidalgo guides the transport practice within the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities in Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, the Andean Region and China. He also coordinates the Observatory of the BRT-ALC Center of Excellence.  He has 25 years of experience as a transport expert, consultant, and government official. He has taken part in urban transport projects and taught training courses in 10+ countries of Latin America, Asia and Africa. Dario has also been a lecturer in urban planning and is the author of 60+ publications and conference presentations, including an extensive review of bus systems in developing countries.  He holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Transportation Planning from Ohio State University, and a Civil Engineering degree from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He lives with his family in Bogotá, Colombia.

 

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DANIELLE HOPPE
Project Manager- Active Transport & Demand Management, ITDP Brazil

Bio
Danielle Hoppe worked as an urban analyst in the public and private sectors in Brazil and participated in urban planning-related initiatives supported by the Canadian International Development Agency in Bolivia and Honduras. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and a Bachelor’s in Architecture and Urban Design from the Federal University in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Before joining ITDP, Danielle was the local coordinator of the Urban Age Conference 2013, organized by the London School of Economics and Political Science in Rio de Janeiro.

 

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Colin HughesCOLIN HUGHES
Director of National Policy and Evaluation, ITDP

Bio
Colin directs best practice research on national urban transport policies and works with field offices and national ministries to implement national policies that support sustainable transportation. Colin also directs the project monitoring and impact evaluation at ITDP and is a specialist in research and planning for non-motorized transport and bicycle share systems. Colin is also the team captain of ITDP’s Climate Ride team.  Before joining ITDP full-time in 2011, Colin worked as consultant with the Global Environmental Facility and the Asian Development Bank, to develop improved greenhouse gas analysis methodologies and low-carbon transport projects. He also worked with ITDP’s Guangzhou office to plan bicycle networks and bike-sharing facilities there. Colin has also worked for Arup, Bay Area Rapid Transit, and the U.S. Department of State.  

Colin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Masters of City Planning from the University of California – Berkeley.

 

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David King (lr)DAVID KING
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Arizona State University

Bio
David King researches the codependence of transportation and land use planning along with transportation finance and economics. Of particular interest are transportation policies such as parking management, taxi services, and microtransit, all of which integrate with land use planning. His work on finance examines how existing and new finance tools can raise revenues for more effective and just transportation systems. His current research focuses on taxi and jitney services, informal transit, street design, and how new technologies affect transportation finance and local policy.  In addition to academic accomplishments, David is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Paratransit Committee and frequently consults with private firms and public organizations about challenges and opportunities in passenger travel, especially with regard to demographic and technological change. David completed his PhD at UCLA and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.

 

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JACQUELINE KLOPP
Associate Research Scholar, Center for Sustainable Urban Development- Columbia University

Bio
Jacqueline M. Klopp is an Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University. A political scientist by training, she previously taught the politics of development for many years at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the political economy of sustainable land use, transportation, public health, and urban planning in African cities. She put together the Digital Matatus team which produced the first public transport data for a minibus or paratransit (matatu) system in Africa and is the author of numerous academic articles in diverse journals from the Journal of Transport Geography to World Policy Review. A founder and active member of Cairo from Below and Nairobi Planning Innovations, she is an active public commentator on sustainable transportation in Africa. She holds an AB from Harvard University and a PhD from McGill University.

 

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Carly KoinangeCARLY KOINANGE
Global Program Lead, UNEP

Bio
Carly Koinange is the Global Programme Lead for the Share the Road Initiative at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Transport Unit, based at its Division of Technology, Industry and Economics in Nairobi. The initiative works with Governments around the world to advocate for increased investment in cycling and walking infrastructure to achieve environmental, road safety and accessibility benefits.  Before joining UNEP Carly worked for UN-Habitat managing a Sustainable transport for East African Cities Programme where she worked with city officials in Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Kampala to plan for Bus Rapid Transit implementation.  Prior to the UN she worked at Transport for London implementing the London Cycle Hire Scheme.

 

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Chris KostCHRISTOPHER KOST
Africa Program Director, ITDP

Bio
Since 2015, Chris has led ITDP’s work in Africa. Chris joined the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy in 2008 after being involved as a consultant since 2004, focusing on transport projects in Africa and India. Chris was based at ITDP’s India office beginning in 2008, working on projects in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Jharkhand, covering areas such as bus rapid transit, street design, parking management, and transit-oriented development. Before joining ITDP, Chris worked for the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (now TransForm) in Oakland; the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, also in Oakland; the City of Berkeley’s Planning Department; Meyer Mohaddes Associates, Los Angeles; and Delin Consult in Accra. Chris received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in environmental policy from the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University.

 

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Gela KvashilavaGELA KVASHILAVA
Chairman of the Board, Partnership for Road Safety- Georgia

Bio
 Gela founded in 2006 the Partnership for Road Safety (PfRS), a non-profit that promotes road safety through research, education and advocacy. Under his chairmanship, PfRS was awarded in the Road Safety International Award of HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO in 2012.  He is an adviser and regional consultant for the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) and the EU TRACECA project. He is an author of several policy papers and has contributed to World Bank, ADB, EU, and TRACECA reports related to road safety and sustainable transport development issues. He has also consulted for numerous road safety and sustainable transport projects for the government, NGOs, banks, corporations in Georgia and CIS countries.  He regularly gives lectures sharing his experience with young road safety professionals from Georgia and around the globe.

 

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Lon LaClaireLON LACLAIRE
Director of Transport, City of Vancouver

Bio
Lon LaClaire was appointed the position of Director of Transportation for the City of Vancouver in March. Prior to that, he had acted in his Director role for almost a year. As Director, Lon oversees all aspects of transportation, including planning, design, engagement, traffic and parking management. Lon has worked at the City of Vancouver for the last 19 years.  He started by designing bikeways and traffic calming and quickly moved on to work on the City’s newest rapid transit lines – the Millennium and Canada SkyTrain Lines.  He was a key contributor to the two most recent, award-winning, long range transportation plans – the Downtown Transportation Plan and the City’s Transportation 2040 plan.  Before moving into the Director role, Lon managed the City of Vancouver’s Strategic Transportation Planning Branch for ten years. Lon completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at Concordia University in Montreal and completed his Masters in Transportation Engineering and Structures at the University of Calgary.

 

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Headshot_Jee-Sun LEEJEE-SUN LEE
Associate Research Fellow

Bio
Dr. Jee-Sun Lee is an associate research fellow in the Logistics Research Division at the Transport Institute in Korea.  She is a geographer who specializes in transportation geography, regional economics, and spatial data analysis including GIS.  She earned her PhD in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in the United States.  Her doctoral dissertation investigates the regional economic structure of interregional trade in the United States from the perspective of a multiregional input-output approach, so as to explain the spatial economic interdependence in terms of regional trade in a county.  Her main research topics in the field of logistics are city freight, national logistics policy, and freight market analysis.

 

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Shanshan LiSHANSHAN LI
Vice Country Director, ITDP China

Bio
Shanshan Li is the Vice Country Director of ITDP China. She joined ITDP in 2009 and currently leads the ITDP Beijing office. She was a Project Manager and heavily involved in the Yichang BRT and NMT planning, design, implementation and operation project. She has a lot of experience and knowledge on planning, design, and implementation of BRT, NMT and TOD projects.  She has worked as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank and World Bank on many sustainable transport projects in China and other Asian cities including Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Vientiane Tianjin, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta and Johor Bahru. Shanshan graduated from Kunming University of Science and Technology with a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering.

 

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Clarisse Cunha LinkeCLARISSE CUNHA LINKE
Country Director, ITDP Brazil

Bio
Clarisse Cunha Linke has 14 years of experience in social policy, planning, and implementation in Brazil, Mozambique, and Namibia. She holds an MSc in Social Policy, NGO and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she won the Titmuss Prize. She also holds a MBE in NGO and Civil Society from the Institute of Economics, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil. From 2006-2011, Clarisse was one of the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (BEN Namibia) directors, where she played a key role in the expansion of BEN Namibia’s activities, helping it develop the biggest community-based bicycle distribution network in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010 she was the winner of the Ashoka Changemakers Challenge- Women, Tools, and Technology. Clarisse joined ITDP Brazil in January 2012.

 

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Richard LiuRICHARD LIU
Program Officer- Environment Program, OAK Foundation

Bio
Richard Liu joined Oak Foundation in August 2012 as a Programme Officer for the Environment Program. Educated in both China and the United States, Richard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a LEED Accredited Professional with more than 10 years of experience in strategic planning, building science, and sustainable development. Richard worked in the private and public sectors prior to finding his niche in the not-for-profit sector where operating effectiveness can co-exist with social equity. Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Richard worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on the China Sustainable Cities Project. He was also associated with one of the largest Metropolitan Planning Association (MPO) in the US and two international engineering consulting firms. Richard is fluent in Chinese and English.

 

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Xianglong LiuXIANGLONG LIU
Project Manager, VREF, CUTD, and CATS

Bio
Xianglong Liu is the director of the ITS department of China Urban Sustainable Transportation Research Center (CUSTReC) and the associate professor of China Academy of Transportation Sciences (CATS).  He holds a PhD in transportation engineering from Wuhan University and has considerable research experience in the urban sustainable transportation field. His expertise covers sustainable urban transport development policy and strategy, Intelligent Transport System, APTS and Spatial Information Technologies Application on Transportation, and urban passenger transport standardization.

Xianglong is active in decision making and technical support to national and local transport management departments as a project leader or core researcher and has been involved in more than 30 projects. He has written 8 books and more than 30 academic papers, and procured over 10 software copyrights. He is currently responsible for the planning, design, and development of the China National Urban Transit Database (CNUTD).

 

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Winnie MitullahWINNIE MITULLAH
Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi

Bio
Winnie V. Mitullah is Director, and Associate Research Professor of Development Studies based at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. She has a BA and MA in Government from the University of Nairobi, and a PhD from the University of York, United Kingdom. Her background is in political science and public administration specializing on local governance, in particular policies and regulations relating to provision and management of urban services. Her most recent publications in transport are two co-authored chapters in the book Paratransit in African Cities: Operations, Regulations and Reform. She is an editor and contributor of a forthcoming book on Non-Motorised Transport Integration into Urban Transport in Africa.

 

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Corinne MulleyCORINNE MULLEY
Professor & Chair in Public Transport, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Bio
Professor Corinne Mulley is a transport economist at the University of Sydney. She has researched and published at the interface of transport policy and economics, in particular on issues relating to public transport. She led a high profile European and UK consortia undertaking benchmarking in urban public transport and has provided both practical and strategic advice to local and national governments on transport evaluation, including economic impact analysis, benchmarking, rural transport issues, and public transport management now in Australia but previously in Europe in particular. Professor Mulley’s research is motivated by a need to provide evidence for policy initiatives and she has been involved in such research at local, regional, national and European levels. 

 

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Juan Carlos MuñozJUAN CARLOS MUÑOZ
Director, BRT Center of Excellence

Bio
Juan Carlos Muñoz is the Director of the Bus Rapid Transit Center of Excellence and Director of the Multi-disciplinary Centre of Sustainable Urban Development. He is a member of the Board of Metro of Santiago, Chile. As a Professor of the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, his main research areas are public transport, logistics, transport networks, and traffic flow theory. He also works on designing flexible work shifts for transit drivers and retail workers through his company, Shift and is a member of several international editorial boards.

 

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ANA NASSAR
Program Director, ITDP Brazil

Bio
Ana Nassar holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Brasilia and a bachelor degree in International Relations from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. She is a fellow of the LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) International Network since 2007. She is also a volunteer of the Bike Anjo (“Bike Angel”) project. From 2012 to 2014, she worked as the environmental manager for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, responsible for the implementation of the environmental projects for the competition. She has previously worked for the British Embassy in Brazil, at the Brazilian Ministry of Strategic Affairs and at the Museum of the Person. She has been managing sustainable development projects for the past 10 years, dealing with several topics, including climate change, waste management, urban mobility, sustainable procurement and community development. Ana Nassar joined the ITDP Brazil staff in November 2014 as Policy Manager.

 

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Michèle-Angélique NicolMICHÈLE-ANGÉLIQUE NICOL
Urban Freight Project Manager, APUR

Bio
Michèle-Angélique is an urban freight project manager at APUR (Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme), an Urban and Town Planning Agency in Paris.  She joined Apur in 2000, as an urban research analyst. Since 2008, she has specialized in mobility, urban freight, and last miles delivery. Since 2012, Michèle-Angélique has worked with the Parisian Municipality to develop a logistic organization plan, which was adopted in 2013. Nicol also worked on a Paris local urbanism plan modification in order to preserve spaces dedicated to the urban logistics in the city center (it has yet to be adopted). Michèle-Angélique holds a Master’s degree in Land-use Planning from Paris-Sorbonne University and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the French Institute of Urbanism.

 

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Verónica Ortiz CisnerosVERÓNICA ORTIZ CISNEROS
Communications and Development Director, ITDP Mexico

Bio
Verónica is responsible for generating communication strategies and alliances that promote the organization’s initiatives. She has a degree in Communication Studies and ten years experience in both broadcasting and public relations. Verónica focuses on cultural projects and communication initiatives that represent a positive transformation in the inhabitant’s quality of life.  Verónica has been a founding member of the Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo (International Contemporary Cinematography Festival) of Mexico City, Communications Director at the Festival de Mexico, and Director of the broadcasting and programming area of the Cineteca National (National Film Archive).

 

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JR PASSPORTJACK RANGUMA
Governor, Kisumu County, Kenya

Bio
Mr. Ranguma, the first Governor of Kisumu County, is a senior policy advisor of the Tax Justice Network, a pan-African organization providing tax expertise and options of revenue mobilization for development and institutional restructuring.  Mr. Ranguma was the Commissioner of Domestic Taxes of the Kenya Revenue Authority and Commissioner of Income Tax before reforms.  Prior to joining Kenya Revenue Authority, he was a partner and Head of Consultancy for Africa Region of BDO Binder International for more than 25 years. In this position, Mr. Ranguma has undertaken a number of specific assignments and has successfully lead many multi-disciplinary teams of consultants. He was director of several World Bank and other Donor Funded projects and programs in public finance, management reform, policy reviews, and divestiture planning. For nearly 10 years, Mr. Ranguma was the partner responsible for the audit of a number of large quasi-government organizations, banking, manufacturing and agribusiness enterprises, and NGOs.

 

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Ren XiaojunXIAOJUN REN
Director, Yichang Logistics Bureau

Bio
 Xiaojun Ren is the Director of the Yichang Logistics Bureau. Xiaojun has spent more than 20 years working at a variety of transportation relevant positions such as Director of Sanxia Hub Port Construction PMO, Vice Director of the Yichang Transportation Bureau, and Vice Director of the Yichang Traffic Committee. He has many years of experience in project management and Yichang local logistics development and policy measures. Xiaojun received his Master’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2005. 

 

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Mario PhotoMARIO SILVA
Deputy Director of Transport, City of Guadalajara

Bio
Mario Silva is the Director of Mobility and Transportation for the City of Guadalajara.  He is the former Technical Secretary of the Citizen Observatory of Urban Mobility and Public Transportation of Jalisco State and Research Professor at the University of Guadalajara in the masters and PhD Urban Mobility, Transportation, and Territory programs. His areas of interest include: public policies on sustainable mobility, clean and efficient transportation, public participation, environmental governance, and non-motorized mobility. He developed and coordinated numerous projects and publications including one titled Become a Healthy, Accessible, and Inclusive City: Actions Toward a Sustainable Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara. He was apart of the Colectivo Ecologista Jalisco from 1996 to 2015. Mario received his masters in Public Administration and Government at El Colegio de Jalisco, Bachelors in International Relations from ITESO University, and PhD in Education with an emphasis on Pedagogical Mediation at La Salle University of Costa Rica and Universidad Veracruzana.

 

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Tee Nee TanTEE NEE TAN
Deputy Director of Traffic Management, Singapore LTA

Bio
Tee Nee Tan joined the Land Transport Authority (Singapore) in 1997. He is a Civil Engineer by training and had the opportunity to go into traffic operation and transport planning during his training. Tee Nee has been in the traffic management field since he joined LTA and is now heading a team of engineers that are involved in the planning, design, implementation, and operation of the road networks in Singapore. His key areas of expertise are in traffic monitoring, data analysis and demand management. He oversees the Electronic Road Pricing schemes in Singapore and had witnessed its evolution over the years. Tee Nee is also directly involved in many new bus priority initiatives that are implemented to improve public transport and encourage its usage.

 

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MONICA TIBBITS-NUTT
Transit Agency Board Member, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Bio
Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD+C is the Executive Director of the 128 Business Council. Working in regional planning and transportation, Monica’s areas of specialty are transportation planning, urban design, and sustainability. Her work experience includes public sector transit planning at both the MBTA Advisory Board and as Executive Director of TransitWorks. In addition, Monica has worked in regional planning and development for the MidOhio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the City of Columbus Planning and Development office, and the Greater Linden Development Corporation. She received a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the Ohio State University in Columbus and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Southern Indiana.

 

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Adie Tomer (lr)ADIE TOMER
Fellow, Brookings Institute

Bio
Adie Tomer is a Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, where he leads the Infrastructure and Built Environment portfolio. His work focuses on metropolitan transportation usage patterns, broadband, and the intersections between infrastructure and technological development. He is a noted expert on driving trends, transit accessibility, metropolitan aviation patterns, and regional goods trade and industrial composition. His work has received coverage and citations in academic journal articles and international print publications, including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from American University and a B.A. from the University of Florida.

 

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JEFFREY WOJTOWICZ
Senior Research Engineer, CITE

Bio
Jeffrey is a senior research engineer at the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation and the Environment (CITE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also the Assistant Director of Administration at the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems. He received his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and his MS in Transportation Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). His research interests include freight systems, intelligent transportation systems, traffic modeling and emergency response from planned special events and traffic incident management. In addition to his work at CITE he also has an extensive working knowledge of the trucking industry; since an early age Jeff has been actively involved with a family trucking business that has been in operation for over 85 years. As time permits he still drives truck, works as a mechanic and helps with other operational components of the business. 

 

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Xinzheng YangXINZHENG YANG
Director, CUSTReC and CATS

Bio
Professor Xinzheng Yang is the Director of China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center (CUSTReC)- a unique think tank in urban transport in MoT and one of the center of excellences of VREF.  Xinzheng is also the lead for the Key Lab of Advanced Urban Public Transport, one of the national leading laboratories under MoT.

Xinzheng is a registered consulting engineer for investment, and is apart of the National Expert Library of Technology. Xinzheng’s research focuses in urban transport, transport statistics, ITS and technology management. He leads the establishment of urban passenger transport statistic mechanisms and promotes the application of ‘internet of things’ in transport areas. He participated in the establishment of Bus Management Regulations and Urban Rail Transit Operation Safety Management Rules.

Xinzheng has chaired and participated in about 30 provincial projects and won 3 awards by China Highway & Transportation Society.  He has published over 10 papers and 4 books.

 

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Zhao Yixin headshot photoYIXIN ZHAO
Professor & Director of Urban Transport Institute, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD)

Bio
Professor Zhao has extensive research and practical experience in transport subjects  including comprehensive urban transport planning, traffic engineering, transport system planning, bus lane design, and parking system planning. Recently, Professor Zhao has been working on solutions related to megacity transport problems, especially in central business districts. He received a Master’s degree from Cardiff University in 2004.

 

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Zheng JingxuanJINGXUAN ZHENG
Principle Urban Planner, Shenzhen Urban Planning & Land Resource Research Center

Bio
Zheng Jingxuan is a member of National NMT Demonstration Project Expert Group, judge of the Shenzhen Senior Appraising Committee, and currently works for the Shenzhen Urban Planning & Land Resource Research Center as Principal Urban Planner.  Zheng has many years of experience in Shenzhen transportation planning and research. His projects have received four national awards, including the 2014 Huaxia Construction Science and Technology Award and 2013 National Outstanding Urban Rural Planning and Design Award for the Shenzhen NMT System Planning and Design Guideline. He graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a Master in Urban Planning.