Women, young children, and persons with caring responsibilities who utilise urban areas and transportation systems have special needs for equal access to public places and urban transportation systems. The needs and perspectives of these groups are frequently overlooked in conventional urban planning. When we design and deliver cities, what can we learn about how to meet the needs of women, children, and carers?
We will be joined by Alex Baum, Programme and Systems Manager at BYCS - an Amsterdam-based global NGO supporting community-led urban change through cycling. Alex's keynote address will focus on how to create bicycle friendly cities for women and carers, as well as introduce their new Toolkit addressing why and how policymakers and practitioners can encourage care journey uptake. It particularly targets mothers and other women who care for children, who perform a considerable and sometimes disproportionate amount of caregiving labour, as well as trips.
A panel discussion will then investigate urban mobility through a gender lens, with an emphasis on how women experience public space and active transportation, and will build on the subject by looking at gender inequalities in urban cycling, public space, and care infrastructure.
Meet our Speakers and Chair
Alex Baum is the Programs and Systems Manager at BYCS (@BYCS_org), an Amsterdam-based global NGO supporting community lead urban change through cycling. His work focuses on connecting global changemakers and amplifying their work through these connections.
Camila Herrero (@CamHerrero) is the Policy and Cycling Inclusion Manager at BYCS. A cycling advocate and urbanist, she studied International Relations and Urban Geography, and has contributed to diverse programmes and projects for international organisations such as ITDP Mexico and BikeNCity, as well as regional and local governments in Latin America.
Tiffany Lam is an expert on inclusive active travel and has worked with cities and organisations in the UK, US, Europe and Latin America to promote cycling equity. Currently as the Strategy Lead — Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Sustrans (@Sustrans), Tiffany is leading efforts to embed equity across Sustrans’ work and make it a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Philipp Rode (@PhilippRode) is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Associate Professorial Lecturer at the School of Public Policy. He is Co-Director of the LSE Executive MSc in Cities and Visiting Professor at University of St Gallen’s Institute for Mobility. Philipp has been leading interdisciplinary programmes in urban development and transport, sustainable urbanism and climate change, and city policy and governance at the LSE since 2003. Across his work, he is interested in multi-dimensional aspects of global urbanisation, sustainability and urban change.