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Mobility Network presents ‘The Way Forward: Governing transit and integrated mobility’

March 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New mobility providers claim that smart technology and services – self-driving vehicles, ride sharing – will increase road safety and reduce emissions and that the data produced can reduce congestion by improving traffic flow.

Shared mobility and self-driving vehicles may reduce dependence on personal automobiles or they may worsen traffic and by competing with public transit worsen equality.

How should governments steer the adoption of technologies?  How can we generate robust public debate about an issue that will shape our cities and enable our personal mobility?


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Theresa Enright is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

Elena Goracinova is a postdoctoral fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto.

André Sorensen is a professor at the Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough.


Judy Farvolden is Executive Director of the University of Toronto Mobility Network.

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Free. All are welcome.

If any specific accommodations are needed, please contact mobilitynetwork@utoronto.ca. Requests should be made as early as possible.

About The Way Forward

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Researchers from across U of T bring home the many ways mobility affects our lives in The Way Forward, a panel discussion series. Join the conversation!

All sessions take place on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. online and are free. Registration is required.

An introductory overview will be followed by short presentations, a moderated panel discussion, and audience Q & A. This event will be recorded and shared.

Interested in more The Way Forward sessions?

See the complete Spring 2022 schedule for The Way Forward. Registration is open for all talks.

About Mobility Network at the School of Cities

Transportation and mobility touch virtually all aspects of our lives. The Mobility Network is a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and diverse network of mobility researchers that connects the University of Toronto’s exceptional strengths in data sciences, engineering and social sciences to address the technological, social, environmental and health disruptions facing society globally. Through interdisciplinary basic and applied research, Mobility Network will identify pathways to more equitable and efficient urban mobility, provide the evidence and decision-support needed for effective and lasting societal change, and have profound implications for individual well-being, resilient, sustainable and just urban growth and prosperity, and, ultimately, our planet’s future.

Mobility Network is an Institutional Strategic Initiative of the University of Toronto.


March 15, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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