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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Changing the Way We Commute Media Appearance Wall Street Journal 29-JUN-2020
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I was interviewed for a 7.5-minute Wall Street Journal video about the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on urban public transport. The video can be seen here: https://www.wsj.com/video/how-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-changing-the-way-we-commute/E19DBA0A-38C1-48C4-9754-69BA0B44555E.html
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29-DEC-2021
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BBC Horizon on 'Population' Media Appearance BBC 13-AUG-2019
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I was interviewed by naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham for a documentary entitled 'Population' for the BBC Horizon series. This involved a discussion on resource consumption in cities, particularly in the context of a projected 70% of the world population living in cities by the middle of the 21st century. The documentary was broadcast by BBC TV in January 2020.
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19-AUG-2019
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Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) Fellow Institute of Civil Engineers 24-NOV-2017
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Appointed fellow of the ICE on the strength of my professional experience in the field of urban infrastructure in developing countries.
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Subways in the sky: Why Latin America is seeing a cable-car boom Media Appearance The Economist 26-OCT-2017
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Interviewed and quoted in The Economist on my research on how cable-cars can support the livelihoods of low-income communities. https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21730743-they-appeal-both-politicians-and-commuters-why-latin-america-seeing-cable-car-boom
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02-NOV-2017
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People Fixing the World: Urban cable-cars - Podcast & radio programme Media Appearance BBC 15-AUG-2017
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I was interviewed for and my research quoted in a 23-minute BBC World radio programme on the social and urban impact of a new aerial cable-car in Mexico City (Mexicable). This can be heard online or downloaded as a podcast from the 'World Hacks' website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ccby5
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15-AUG-2017
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Near Mexico City, Cable Car Lets Commuters Glide Over Traffic Media Appearance The New York Times 28-DEC-2016
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Interviewed for an article in the New York Times on the social and urban impact of cable cars in Latin America. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/world/americas/mexico-city-mexicable.html?_r=0
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28-DEC-2016
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Co-lead, Policy Unit 7 Habitat III (Urban Economic Development) Contribution to Policy UN-HABITAT 01-DEC-2015
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In the run-up to Habitat III, led by the United Nations UN-Habitat, my DPU colleague Dr Le-Yin Zhang and I have been co-leads of Policy Unit 7 on Urban Economic Development, involving over a dozen experts from all over the world. The group will produce a report to be commented on by member states, before it is made publicly available and fed to the Habitat III process.
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31-MAR-2016
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Training course for municipal officials in Latin America Knowledge Transfer Partnership Tecnológico de Monterrey 17-NOV-2022
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Participated in a training course for 30 local government officials in five countries in Latin America, designed to equip them with the technical tools to design and manage local infrastructure development projects. This is sponsored by AECID, the Spanish cooperation agency, and is coordinated by Mexico's prestigious Tecnológico de Monterrey University, Guadalajara branch.
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17-NOV-2022
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Urban sprawl and equity: The challenge of sustainable development in Latin America Knowledge Transfer Partnership Consejo Colombiano de Construccion Sostenible (Colombian Sustainable Building Council) 10-NOV-2022
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Keynote speech (online) to 150 members of the Colombian Sustainable Building Council from different regions in Colombia. The online format ensured wide participation of a broad range of regions and individuals, from staff of large construction companies and private developers, to local government officials. The event was opened by the Colombian Housing Minister and comprised a distinguished line-up of scholars and practitioners among its speakers.
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10-NOV-2022
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Sustainability and equity in urban transport in Latin America Invited Contributor Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies 07-DEC-2021
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I was invited to speak at the launch of the Winter 2021 issue of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America, which focuses on transportation and mobility in the Americas. I published an article in this issue of ReVista, and also chaired a prior meeting with other authors on sustainability and equity in urban transport in Latin American issues, about which I reported back on a public webinar.
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07-DEC-2021
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