Abstract: This webinar examines how transportation planning decisions affect social equity and public health, ways to evaluate these impacts, and better align transportation policies with community goals. Equity and health policy analysis can be challenging because there are several impacts to consider, and various ways to measure them. Horizontal equity assumes that people with similar needs and abilities should be treated equally; vertical equity assumes that disadvantaged groups should receive a greater share of resources. Social justice addresses structural inequities such as racism and sexism. This webinar will explore various perspectives and impacts, and practical ways to incorporate equity and public health goals into policy and planning analysis.
Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis.
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