Actions and Detail Panel
Women’s Travel North and South; Changing Societal Trends and the Travel Pat...
Tue. 25 October 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
Presented by Professor Sandra Rosenbloom from the University of Texas, Austin and Urban Institute, Washington, DC with Dr Jennifer Kent from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney
Women across the world have remarkably and persistently different travel patterns than comparable men. Governmental policies often fail to recognize or respond appropriately, sometimes making gender differences worse, especially in the Global South. Women are more impacted, generally negatively, than men by major societal trends like globalization, urbanization, motorization, and socio-demographic transitions because they have less access to better transport services and technologies, display very different travel patterns in which are embedded multiple domestic and parental responsibilities, and suffer more fear and anxiety in travel. These differences have far less traction among researchers and thus among policy makers than they should. How can we make both research and policy more responsive to the different needs of women in both developing and developed nations?
Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the presentation, from 7.20pm to 8pm