September 17, 2015 12:00PM (ET)
The Social Justice (of) Movement: How Transit Administrators Define Social Justice
Transit administrators have an exceptional amount of power over the lives of the urban poor. Their decisions have immediate and lifelong consequences, and can determine where and when transit dependent populations can access societal resources like jobs, schools, hospitals, and cultural facilities. This webcast explores the relationship between justice considerations – how transit administrators perceive, define, and then implement socially just policies – to further the study of transportation equity and raise awareness of the importance of effective decision making in public transportation agencies.
Presenter: Gerard C. Wellman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Politics & Public Administration, California State University
Gerard C. Wellman is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at California State University, Stanislaus in Northern California. Receiving his PhD from the University of Nebraska in 2011, Gerard’s primary research interests revolve around questions of equity and justice in transportation and mobility planning, specifically with regard to public and active transportation and the negative societal effects of car-centric urban planning. His recent publications can be found in Public Administration Quarterly, Public Works Management & Policy, Journal of Community Development, and, of course, the Journal of Public Transportation. When not spending time with his two young sons, Gerard enjoys gardening, running half marathons, and exploring California’s beautiful landscape.
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