Suburban Mobilities Cluster Day
The Suburban Mobilities Cluster at the University of Toronto Scarborough is a multi-disciplinary research program that draws on expertise across nine disciplines to tackle four suburban mobility challenges: rising suburban inequalities, improving transportation design and technology, increasing transportation impacts on climate change, emerging stakes on resilience to shocks.
Suburban Mobilities is part of the Mobility Network, a network of partners, in the community, in industry, and in government, who will collaborate to find mobility solutions that serve people’s well-being, the planet’s future, and the potential of our growing cities to flourish equitably, sustainably and productively.
As a pillar of the GTA-RISE institute, the cluster will develop an integrated UTSC approach to collaborative research, while leveraging faculty resources and university institutions across the tri-campus, such as the Mobility Network, The School of Cities, and the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute.
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Land Acknowledgement
- Steven Farber, Associate Professor, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough. Director of Suburban Mobilities Cluster
9:40 Introduction: The cluster and the Scarborough Survey
- Ignacio Tiznado-Aitken, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough, Research Coordinator of Suburban Mobilities Cluster
10:05 Predictors of Transportation-Related Barriers to Healthcare Access
- Nicholas Spence, Assistant Professor, Department of Health & Society, University of Toronto Scarborough
10:30 Active travel among older adults in suburban contexts: A mixed-methods approach
- Alec Khachatryan, PhD student, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
10:55 Coffee Break
11:10 15-minute city in Scarborough
- Anton Yu, Master student, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough
11:35 Relationships between accessibility and quality of life outcomes
- Joao Parga, PhD student, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
12:00 p.m. The way forward: Future research with the Scarborough Survey
- Shaila Jamal, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough, Research Coordinator of Suburban Mobilities Cluster
12:25 Lunch and closing remarks
Free. All are welcome.
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