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Income Inequality, Social Inclusion and Mobility Roundtable

Paris , France , 4 - 5 April 2016
Chair:
Peter Jones, University College London

Summary and Conclusions

Chair's Summary

Income Inequality, Social Inclusion and Mobility Roundtable - Chair's Summary

Papers and presentations

National Issues in the USA in Economic Development, Mobility and Income Inequality

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Presentation, slides, speech, 4 April 2016
  • Alan E. Pisarski

National Issues in the USA in Economic Development, Mobility and Income Inequality

Balancing Financial Sustainability and Affordability in Public Transport: The Case of Bogota, Colombia

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Presentation, slides, speech, 5 April 2016
  • Tatiana Peralta Quiros
    World Bank
  • Camila Rodríguez Hernández
    World Bank

Balancing Financial Sustainability + Affordability in Public Transport: The Case of Bogota, Colombia

Perspectives for Integrating Housing Location Considerations and Transport Planning as a Means to Face Social Exclusion in Indian Cities

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Presentation, slides, speech, 4 April 2016
  • Geetam Tiwari
    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Perspectives for Integrating Housing Location Considerations and Transport Planning in Indian Cities

Housing Plus Transportation Affordability Indices: Uses, Opportunities, and Challenges

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Presentation, slides, speech, 4 April 2016
  • Erick Guerra
    University of Pennsylvania

Housing Plus Transportation Affordability Indices: Uses, Opportunities, and Challenges

Is Congestion Pricing Fair?

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Presentation, slides, speech, 4 April 2016
  • Jonas Eliasson
    Stockholm City Transportation Department

Is Congestion Pricing Fair?

Accessibility and Equity: The Case of Santiago de Chile

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Presentation, slides, speech, 5 April 2016
  • Ricardo Hurtubia
    Catholic University of Chile

Accessibility and Equity: The Case of Santiago de Chile

Scope

Providing comprehensive, reliable, and affordable transport options should be an outcome of transport policy making. However, it is often the case that policymakers do not manage to reconcile all these objectives when developing transport solutions. In particular, many policies fail to provide affordable basic mobility options, hampering access to employment, services, and consumption for low-income populations.

A first challenge is for policy makers to better understand the distributive impacts of transport decisions. These are complex as many interdependent factors have to be taken into account. In addition, considering the ways in which policies in sectors other than transport are intertwined with accessibility and inclusiveness is needed for creating equitable transport systems.

A number of policy tools have been used to address social exclusion worldwide and better evaluation of their performance and outcomes under different conditions would help to build strategies that are more effective in promoting social inclusion. Finally, reconciling affordability with other policy objectives is essential but complex.