Mobility + Social Agency: Embedding Equity in Mobile Systems
Mar 21, 2019
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2019-03-21 18:00:002019-03-21 20:00:00America/New_YorkMobility + Social Agency: Embedding Equity in Mobile SystemsUnited States landmark legislation like the Civil Rights Act
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Mar 21, 2019
Thursday, 3/21, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW
United States landmark legislation like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 established legal rights to accommodation and access that have had a profound impact on both the experience of public life and overall thinking about personal mobility. However, legal mandates have not always assured social change. Uneven power dynamics have continued to linger even as new biases emerge in reaction to shifting political and cultural patterns. From transit-starved neighborhoods to over-policing of pedestrians, drivers, and international travelers, systemic barriers to getting from one place to another remain persistent challenges, often with the most impact on marginalized and disadvantaged groups.
This program will examine equitability in mobile systems from both critical and practical perspectives. This panel discussion will illuminate ways that professional practice can move from stances of baseline compliance with equity mandates to more proactive approaches that support just and fair mobilities.
Moderator: Kafui Attoh, Professor of Urban Studies, CUNY Graduate Center
Speakers: Naomi Doerner, Core Organizer, The Untokening Sarah Kaufman, Associate Director, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Dr. Mimi Sheller, Director, Center for Mobilities Research and Policy Shin-pei Tsay, Executive Director , Gehl Institute
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