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In our 7th episode, hosts Amit Singh Baghel and Javed Ahsan welcome Ms Rachel Smith, Transport Planner, Demand Management & Behaviour Change expert and Creator of Cycling Super Highways. She has experience of advising councils and governments in various geographies including Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Germany, Dubai, Singapore, and India.
She has authored 3 books namely 'Underspent', 'Ready for Redundancy' and 'Decongestion' and has been a speaker on many prestigious platforms including London’s House of Lords and has also been 2 times TedX Speaker. Visit Ms Rachel's LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelsmithbrisbane/. You may look up her Ted Talk on 'Can you dream a new Australian dream?' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGoDBIGAmVY and 'Who says building the impossible is impossible?' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZCDBT5dEuY
Ms Rachel enlightened us on the following topics:
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In our 6th episode, we welcomed Dr Paul Barter, a freelance policy analyst, researcher, trainer and podcaster on urban transport and parking. Dr Barter has worked on parking issues in many cities in Australia, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and India for World Bank, GIZ and ADB. He is also an adjunct associate professor at the National University of Singapore and writes and podcasts at the Reinventing Parking (https://www.reinventingparking.org/) and Reinventing Transport websites (https://www.reinventingtransport.org/p/about-paul-barter.html).
Tune in for a discussion on the following:
In Part 1 of the 5th episode, we welcomed Prof. PK Sarkar, Former HOD of the Transport Planning Department (TPD) of School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi.
Prof. Sarkar enlightened us on:
In our 4th episode, we welcomed Dr Kalpana Viswanath, Co-Founder and CEO SafetiPin and Member, Advisory Group on Gender Issues with United Nations Habitat. Dr Kalpana also holds senior positions with Global Network of Safer Cities of UN-Habitat, International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, International Advisory Committee of Women in Cities International and Jagori, an organization dedicated towards women safety in urban as well as rural settings.
Our discussion with the expert encompassed following issues:
In our 3rd episode, we welcomed Mr Amit Bhatt, Executive Director, WRI to our podcast. Mr Bhatt has about 2 decades of experience in the field of urban transport, non-motorised transport, public transportation, road safety and electric mobility. He writes extensively on the issues of transportation and road safety for some of the leading media houses like Hindustan Times, Scroll, DailyO, Deccan Herald, Times of India and The Hindu. He is also a visiting faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.
Mr Bhatt enlightened us on the following topics:
In our 2nd episode of this podcast, we welcomed Mr Alok Jain, the man behind success of Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation and The Kowloon Motor Bus Company. Mr Alok has been associated with almost every aspect of public transport in Hongkong for about 30 years now.
Mr Alok enlightened us on following topics:
In our 1st episode of this podcast, our hosts Amit and Javed, went down the memory lane, to the cradle of Transport Planning in India, the Transport Planning Department (TPD) of School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi. At SPA, our hosts visited Professor Sanjay Gupta, Head of Transport Planning Department, and in a candid interview, Prof. discussed:
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