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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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Is there life in the city after the pandemic? Lessons learned and some reflections on innovation Invited Speaker Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo (FESPSP) 10-SEP-2021
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I recorded a two-part lecture for FESPSP's three MBA programmes on cities and innovation and infrastructure on the topic of cities and innovation after the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be made available online to the MBA students.
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10-SEP-2021
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Urban transformations, community participation and health: Lessons from Brazil, Chile and Colombia Public Engagement SALURBAL 02-SEP-2021
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I chaired a 3-hour research online dissemination workshop to present findings from fieldwork and community engagement in three cities: Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Santiago (Chile) and Bogota (Colombia). This is a Wellcome Trust-funded five-year project launched in April 2017 called Salud Urbana en América Latina (SALURBAL), Urban Health in Latin America. The Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and partners throughout Latin America and in the United States are working together to study how urban environments and urban policies impact the health of city residents throughout Latin America.
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02-SEP-2021
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Some reflections on policy decisions, mobility and urban well-being Public Engagement Red Academica de Movilidad (Colombia) 02-SEP-2021
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I delivered this lecture followed by a dialogue with members of Colombia's Mobility Academic Network (RAM), who are mainly transport engineering practitioners.
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02-SEP-2021
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