Public Transit Social and Economic Opportunities and Consequences III

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM (MDT)
Room: Evergreen, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Elizabeth Delmelle, Isabelle Nilsson
Chairs: Elizabeth Delmelle


Public transit offers social and economic opportunities by linking residents with employment and social services and connecting firms with consumers. It also plays a key role in attracting residents and business to cities and neighborhoods potentially serving as an urban development or redevelopment strategy. At the same time, transit may have unintended consequences such as rising rents and property values that lead to the displacement of residents and businesses. The purpose of this session is to explore both the opportunities and consequences stemming from transit investments.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Devon McAslan*, , Planning Public Transport for a Livable City: Learning from Resident Transit Use Behavior and Perspectives 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Steven Farber*, University of Toronto - Scarborough, Anika Mifsud, Community Development Council Durham, Michael J. Widener, University of Toronto, Bruce Newbold, McMaster University, Jeff Allen, University of Toronto, Md Moniruzzaman, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Transportation Barriers to Syrian Newcomer Participation and Settlement in Durham Region 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Simone Yoxall*, , The Shifting Goals of Public Transportation: A Case Study of Austin, TX 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Mischa Young*, University of Toronto, Steven Farber, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Michael J. Widener, University of Toronto, Nate Wessel, University of Toronto, Zachary Patterson, Concordia University, Transport Inaccessibility as a Barrier to Participation: The Case of Toronto’s Suburban Towers 20 3:00 PM
Discussant Kevin Kane Southern California Association of Governments 20 3:20 PM

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