Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, India Programme and Safetipin released a a first of its kind policy brief on Women and Transport in Indian Cities in 2017. The policy brief fills a key gap in urban transport literature in India by recommending gender responsive transport indicators, supported by benchmarks to set goals and monitor outcomes and outputs at the city level. Additionally, it provides case studies for implementation guidance. The brief will be relevant for policy and decision makers at the national, state and city levels, advocacy organizations and professionals.
About the Webinar
Women on the Move: Women and Transport in Indian Cities will introduce the policy brief, discuss the gendered dimensions of urban transport and employment in the transport sector in Indian cities. Emphasis will be on proposed urban transport indicators and service level benchmarks (SLBs) for comprehensive mobility plans, recommendations to improve women’s modal shares and experiences of walking, cycling, public and intermediate public transport, and engendering public transport authorities. In addition to SLBs and recommendations, the role of ministries and departments in mainstreaming gender will be discussed. There will be a Q and A session at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Sonal Shah | Senior Manager, ITDP India Program
Sonal leads urban planning strategy, research, projects and policy at ITDP India. She has 13+ years’ experience across multiple scales from city development to neighbourhood plans, transit oriented development and station accessibility planning to street design, historic precinct conservation, urban redevelopment, housing policy research, and gender.
Dr. Kalpana Viswanath | Co-Founder, SafetiPin
Kalpana is the co-founder and CEO of Safetipin, which is a social enterprise using data and technology to support cities in their endeavour to become safer, more inclusive and smarter. Since its inception in 2013, Safetipin has worked with more than 30 cities in India and other developing countries. Safetipin collects public space data through multiple sources including the MySafetipin app, and works with governments, to use this data for better planning and maintenance of cities.