Groundbreaking Geographies: Alternative Perspectives in Transportation Planning

Type: Paper
Theme: Physical Geography in Environmental Science
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Transportation Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 2:35 PM / 4:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Empire Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Lynn Abdouni
Chairs: Lynn Abdouni

Call for Submissions

The “Transportation and Planning: Groundbreaking Geographies” session is organized by the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia. We welcome submissions that explore transportation and urban planning topics within the disciplines of geography, engineering, landscape architecture, urban design, policy making, journalism/ mass communication, and social sciences.

Submit your abstract to Lynn Abdouni, doctoral candidate, at no later than October 25th, 2018. Please use this same email for any questions or clarification requests. Abstracts must include:
1. Theoretical or conceptual framework.
2. The (geographic) study area.
3. Description of employed methodology.
4. Description of findings, and/or expected findings.


In this session, we present innovative transportation planning approaches from five different locations: Nigeria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Toronto, and the state of Georgia.
The overarching goal of this sampler is to challenge the rising trend of investments in global transportation networks that neglect the specifics of the sites they seek to transform.

This challenge will be embodied in alternative points of view, emerging from unexpected impacts (counterproductive externalities in Nigeria), the metamorphosis of transportation networks (from national to transnational in Lebanon), national politics (ideology alignments in Pakistan) emerging social phenomena (immigrant settlements in Toronto), and role of institutions in crafting travel patterns (university campuses as catalysts in Georgia).

The session will address emerging conceptual frameworks and methodologies that assess, analyze, and resolve transportation planning issues by adopting less explored points of view. The frameworks/methods include, but are not limited to, field data collection, geospatial analysis, participatory urban planning, urban design, regional planning, socio-political dynamics, transit system planning, land use impact, social justice, and accessibility.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Lynn Abdouni College of Environment and Design 5 2:35 PM
Presenter Kolawole Taofeek Gbadamosi*, Department of Transport Management Technology Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria , Akanmu Ademola Ayobami, Department of Transport Planning and Management, The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Nigeria , Counterproductive Nature of Transportation Externalities on Livability of Nigeria Cities 19 2:40 PM
Presenter Lynn Abdouni*, College of Environment and Design, The Pan-Arab Corridor: Applying bottom-up classification methods to populate an "ecology-LUTI" hybrid raster-based geospatial process 19 2:59 PM
Presenter Ataman Avdan*, Simon Fraser University and Columbia College, Vancouver, National Politics, Ideological Alignments, and Policy Mobilities: The Implementation of Bus Rapid Transit in Lahore, Pakistan 19 3:18 PM
Presenter Manasi Parkhi*, University of Georgia, University Towns as Catalysts for Public Transportation 19 3:37 PM
Presenter S M Rafael Harun*, University of Waterloo, Does Immigrant Settlement Patterns Influence Travel Outcomes? 19 3:56 PM

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