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Young Urbanists Micro Mobilities Webinar: re-shaping roadspace, re-thinking sustainable travel.
May 29 @ 09:00 - 10:00 BST
Friday 29 May – 9:00 – 10:00am – on Zoom
Join us for a fantastic intercontinental discussion with a panel based in Paris, Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand.
This webinar is exploring micro-mobilities, and in particular to shared mobility: dockless cycles, electric scooters, amongst others. Now more than ever, Covid-19 is forcing urbanists to rethink the way road space is allocated – micro-mobilities form part of the solution to induce sustainable mobility practices.
Megan Sharkey is a specialist in urban transitions and micromobility. She has worked for businesses, communities, and local and national governments in the UK, Australia, and USA. Currently, she is the Urban Studies Research Scholar at the University of Westminster focusing on grassroots and government barriers to creating cycling infrastructure. When she isn’t working she enjoys exploring the cities through her children’s eyes and hilariously trying whatever new scooter, skateboard or other active travel method they invent.
Marion Lagadic has trained as an urban planner at the LSE and Sciences Po Paris, Marion Lagadic works as project manager at 6t Research, a Paris-based research consultancy specialised in mobility and transport (www.6-t.co). As part of her job, she studies the impacts of shared mobility services on urban transport ecosystems and advises local authorities in their development of sustainable mobility strategies. Since october 2019, she has been studying for a DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford. Her DPhil research explores the gendering of cycling practices in Tokyo.
George Weeks moved from London to Auckland in 2017 to become a Principal Urban Designer at the Auckland Council Design Office. He is responsible for refreshing the Auckland City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) which provides a design-led vision for the heart of the city. George has also contributed to Auckland Council’s prizewinning work to develop a business case for walking and has helped to shape Auckland Transport’s Roads and Streets Framework. His work reflects a lifelong interest in the designs of city streets and their impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Outside work, he sails sportsboats on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour.
Chaired by Julie Plichon – Young Urbanist steering committee member, inclusive design officer and transport planner at the London Borough of Islington.