Activity Highlights

Public Appearances | Karel Martens, Technion, Israel
  1. 21 Apr 2022 Master Class Center of Excellence in Transport and Logistics at the University of Rwanda

    Master Class on Transport Justice in Kigali, Rwanda

    Abstract

    On 21 April 2022, Karel Martens gave a Master Class on Transport Justice in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. The event was organized by dr. Alphonse Nkurunziza from the Center of Excellence in Transport and Logistics at the University of Rwanda, as part of an ongoing partnership funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations. The Master Class was highly successful

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  2. 2 Dec 2021 Presentation 2021 Annual POLIS Conference

    Social inclusion - A transport justice perspective

    Abstract

    On 1 December 2021, Karel Martens gave the closing keynote lecture at the Annual Polis Conference, held in Gothenburg, Sweden. In his talk, he called on the audience to adopt a transport justice perspective on social

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  3. 28 Nov 2021 Video Presentation the Environmental Justice in Transportation Conference

    Karel Martens at the Environmental Justice in Transportation Conference

    Abstract

    On 28 November 2021, Karel Martens gave a lecture at the Environmental Justice in Transportation Conference, organized by Transport Today & Tomorrow in conjunction with the Kinneret Academic College. Martens discussed how transport justice can contribute to equality of opportunity and what that may mean for transport investment in the North of Israel.

  4. 11 Aug 2021 Video Presentation

    Matan Singer at WSTLUR 2021 in Portland, Oregon!

    Abstract

    Matan Singer, Aly Kaufman Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fair Transport Lab, presented at the 2021 World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research. The project, funded by the Israel Science Foundation, analyzed why some public transport systems serve a region’s population better than others. Focusing on 49 regions in the USA, he found that land use features (density

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  5. 26 Jan 2021 Presentation

    Social Identity and Cycling among Women: The Case of Tel Aviv-Jaffa

    Abstract

    In his presentation held on 26.1.2021, Avi Parsha, an Urban and Regional Planning master student and a Lab member, discussed his findings regarding social identity effects on perception of cycling as a mode of transport among women from different income levels. Avi found that as cycling for transport is highly-associated with privileged social groups and not as a practice

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  6. 19 Nov 2020 Discussion Paper International Transport Forum

    A people-centred approach to accessibility

    Abstract

    This paper discusses two variants of the accessibility paradigm for transport planning. The extensive paradigm aims to radically overhaul transport planning to incorporate issues of environmental quality, urban sprawl, safety and health. Its adoption is unlikely in the medium term and raises questions about the role of the transport planner. The limited paradigm calls

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  7. 25 Jun 2020 Webinar POLIS - cities and regions for transport innovation

    Post-Lockdown Mobility: Serving the Underserved

    Abstract

    On 25 June 2020, Karel Martens gave an invited lecture at the online Polis seminar titled ‘Post-Lockdown Mobility: Serving the Underserved’. In his speech, Karel presented four possible ways to better serve the underserved, both during the corona crisis and once lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted.

  8. Nov 2019 Keynote Lecture Mobilizing Justice Workshop - University of Toronto Scarborough

    Seeking to promote transport justice? Start measuring transport problems!

    Abstract

    I propose that if we are serious about promoting transport justice, we should start measuring the prevalence and severity of transport problems directly. We should develop new surveys that seek to systematically identify difficulties in travelling and barriers to travel, rather than registering actual trip-making. We should also explore how big data can be used to

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  9. 26 Jul 2018 Presentation

    Can an autonomous mobility future be a fair future?

    Abstract

    Keynote lecture at the Symposium on Socioeconomic Impacts of Automated and Connected Vehicles , held 26–27 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Hosted by the European Commission and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Academies), it was the sixth annual symposium sponsored by the European Commission

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  10. 9 Jul 2018 Webinar YouTube

    Transport Justice: Designing Fair Transport Systems

    Abstract

    In this webinar, organized by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, Karel Martens presents the core elements of transport planning based on principles of justice. His latest book, Transport Justice, highlights how a new paradigm for transport planning can be realized in practice. Martens will discuss how to shift radically from planning focused on

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