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CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture on Opportunities and challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem

Event Start Date:
September 22, 2021
Event End Date:
September 22, 2021
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Transportation systems are an essential prerequisite for economic growth and human development. They provide social and economic benefits and opportunities that result in positive multiplier effects such as better access to healthcare, education, employment, markets, recreational facilities and so on. Hence it is crucial to have a robust transport system that will meet the mobility needs of the people. 

India’s urban mobility ecosystem is a complex heterogeneous mix of modes (Public, Private, IPT, NMT, etc.), infrastructure, networks, demand-supply, regulatory, management and enforcement systems. The complexities arising out of these pave the way for evident and unseen challenges; and opportunities to perform better in future. 

In CPPR’s 18th Quarterly lecture, Prof. Dr. Geetam Tiwari will deliver her keynote lecture on ‘Opportunities & Challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem’.

Keynote Address: Prof. Geetam Tiwari (Ph.D)

Geetam Tiwari is MoUD Chair Professor for Transport Planning at the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi. She has about 25 years of professional experience in the areas of Transport Planning, and Traffic Engineering in India, USA, Bangladesh and African Countries.

She has been involved in interdisciplinary research in the areas of traffic and transport planning, public transport systems and traffic safety focusing on pedestrians, bicycles and bus systems of special relevance to low income countries. She has worked with city, state and national governments in India on public transport and road safety projects. 

Her work has been supported by Volvo research and Education Foundations, International Association of Traffic Safety Sciences, Japan, and European Union and National Institute of Health, USA. She continues to collaborate with Cambridge University, University of Chicago, Capetown University, IFSTTAR, France. 

She obtained a Master of Urban Planning and Policy, and Ph.D. in Transport Planning and Policy, from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has received the degree of Doctor of Technology honoris causa from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2012. She has been Adlerbretska Guest Professor for sustainable urban transport at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden 2007-2010.  She has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, has co-edited four books on transport planning and safety. 


Date: 22 September, 2021

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm


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