The webinar, Women in transport, will take place on Thursday 2nd July 2020, 11:00 – 12:00 CEST

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After discovering that women are the largest moving group, their main purpose is related to accompanying dependent persons and the transport mode they most use is sustainable, the next step is to design a transport system where women mobility behaviour are not left out, but incentivized and adopted by the rest of the population because more sustainable. There are two main reasons for that: 1. the travel behavior of women is already more sustainable 2. they can deeply influence travel behavior of the youngest and the oldest via their mobility of caring (mobility related to the accompanying children and parents/uncles during their daily trips). This invited special focus session aims to explore the link between women mobility and climate change issues. A review of the literature confirms that this link has not been studied adequately with a gender perspective. In this invited session we combine speakers covering a policy and planning oriented transport domain (mixed with a scientific/research) to connect and promote collective knowledge of stakeholders and capture the needs of various population groups regarding mobility for planning transport system in a more sustainable and resilient way.

Format: This session is organized such as an “Invited Sessions/Special Focus”. That implies that there is a clear policy/ targeted message(s) that would emerge/discussed with the audience, beyond those relevant research results from EU projects.

Key words: Gender approach to Transportation planning, Travel behaviour gender analysis and climate change adaptation

Moderators: Lena Levin & Maria Chiara Leva

Proposed speakers:

1. TINNGO project by Nieves Barnuev- Itene Spain, Lena Levin-VTI, Hilda Roemer Christensen Copenhagen University and Andree Woodcock – Coventry University, Gender-related contemporary challenges in the transport ecosystem and women’s mobility needs.

2. Floridea Di Ciommo, Travel Behavior of Care Trips: Data Analysis, Modeling and Transport Policy Insights, CambiaMO|changing Mobility,

3. Charlotta Faith-Ell Mid Sweden University and Lena Levin, Leading change towards gender equality in Transport planning – How to work with the 2030 Agenda (book in press, 2020)

4. Andrea Gorrini,Rawad Choubassi, Anahita Rezaallah, Dante Presicce, Ludovico Boratto, David Laniado: Seeking Fair Inclusion of Women in Public Transport Using Urban (Big) Data for more sustainable choices: The Case of H2020 DIAMOND Project

5. Aoife Donnelly/Lorraine D’Arcy GoGreenRoutes EU project.

6. Ndivile Mokoena, Gender Climate Change in Southern Africa