The LEDS Global Partnership and The Transport Sector Working Group are hosting a webinar on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and urban development in Latin America and India presented by Erik Vergel-Tovar.
Time: June 19 at 10:30-11:30 Bangkok/Hanoi/Jakarta (June 18 22:30-23:30 US Eastern Standard Time)
Registration: Register now at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/899090366
The research methodology applied in both research projects will be discussed in order to show participants data collection techniques of built environment characteristics around BRT stops in cities where land use data is not usually available.The quantitative and qualitative results of both research projects will be presented in an interactive way providing participants time to ask questions at the end of each section. First, BRT stop typologies identified in Latin America (10) and India (15) will be presented based on a cluster analysis using built environment characteristics and geographic information systems data. Second, factors explaining land development changes in close proximity to BRT corridors are discussed based on semi-structured interviews with key informants in Bogota (Colombia), Quito (Ecuador), Ahmedabad and Indore (India).
Even though the rapid dissemination of Bus Rapid Transit BRT systems in Latin America and Asia, little is known about land development impacts of this type of massive transportation system. Both regions are currently leading the implementation of BRT systems in the world with 56 and 35 cities respectively. The webinar discusses the results of two research projects looking at land development impacts of BRT systems in 7 cities in Latin America and 2 cities in India.