Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi
Date & Time: September 22, 2021, at 06:00 PM
CPPR 18th Quarterly Lecture: Opportunities and Challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem
About the Event
The Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi, initiated the Quarterly Lecture Series in November 2012 with the aim of casting light on socio-economic and political themes. The 18th edition of its Quarterly Lecture Series was organised to deliberate on Opportunities and Challenges in India’s Urban Mobility Ecosystem as the transportation systems are an essential prerequisite for economic growth and human development.
Geetam Tiwari is Professor and Head, Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Center (TRIP Center), 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, Cape town University and 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 over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and has co-edited four books on transport planning and safety.
Praseeda Mukundan is the Senior Research Associate at CPPR.