Karen Lucas – Transport Poverty & Social Exclusion

The Old Fire Station University of Salford Salford M5 4NL


12:30 - 14:00

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About this Event

Join the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit at the University of Salford for a special event as they welcome Professor Karen Lucas from the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds.

Karen is Professor of Transport and Social Analysis at the Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds and Deputy Director of the Leeds Social Sciences Institute. She has 20 years of experience in social research in transport. She is a world-leading expert in the area of transport-related social exclusion in the Global North and South. She leads the International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities (INTALInC).

Karen is a regular advisor to national governments in the UK and abroad. In 2002, she was seconded to the Social Exclusion Unit to develop policies to address the transport exclusion of low-income and disadvantaged groups and communities. She subsequently worked for the Department of Transport to undertake pilot studies and develop the Guidance on Accessibility Planning that resulted from this study. She has subsequently worked for local and national governments in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. She is currently, seconded to Highways England to set up a methodology for the community impact assessment of the Lower Thames Crossing project.

Tea & coffee from 12:00

Start time: 12:30

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