EQUIMOB and ISEC Golden Jubilee International Seminar: October 13 and 14, 2022

October 14, 2022

Transdisciplinary Centre for Qualitative Methods (TCQM), Department of Health Information, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal had organized an EQUIMOB (Inclusive-Cities through Equitable access to Urban Mobility) and ISEC (Institute for Social and Economic Change) Golden Jubilee International Seminar on ‘Cities on the Move – Inclusive Transport and Mobility for South Asian Cities’ on the Premises of Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India on October 13 and 14, 2022.

The resource persons discussed several dimensions of inclusive urban mobility and transport accessibility. They focused on gendered access to urban transport, wherein they discussed women’s safety, mobility, and access to cities; transportation barriers that lead to delayed medical care; affordability; intersections of urban transport and inequalities of access. In addition, there was a round table discussion on “Art for Decolonising Mobility Research” and resource persons emphasised the (re)thinking and (re)orienting of mobility research and research medhodologies.

There were Paper Presentations on everyday aggressions of public transport; transport mobility issues and adaptive behaviour of women in a developing country; transport as cultural embedding; the role of pilgrimage-leisure trips in reproducing culture; how traffic congestion drives commuters to prefer private vehicles; and barriers and enablers to urban transport