Ph.D in Transportation Engineering

Postdoctoral fellow

Department of Human Geography

University of Toronto (UofT)

About me

I hold a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). During 2018-2019 I was a postgraduate researcher at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. During 2020-2021, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS). Currently, I’m working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto, and the research coordinator of the Suburban Mobilities Cluster (SuMo).

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My research interests encompass a wide range of topics associated with transport and land use dynamics, particularly:

(i) public transport considering system performance, travel behaviour and user experiences,
(ii) transport equity and the distribution of transport-related benefits and burdens across space for different population groups, and
(iii) urban space allocation considering new mobility trends and sustainability issues.

This work is achieved through multi-sourced data and several methods, including statistical analyses, econometric modelling and machine learning techniques, GIS-based approaches, and mixed (quantitative + qualitative) methods.

Education

Languages

Spanish
Native
English
Full professional proficiency

Experience with

Programming/Data Sience: C#, Python, R, PostgreSQL
Simulation/Stats: AnyLogic, Simio, R
GIS Analysis: QGIS, R
Others: MS Office (VBA), Photoshop

2021 Honorable mention – Ph.D. Dissertation Award by the Transportation Geography Specialty Group (TGSG) of the American Association of Geographers (AAG)

2021 Award winner (Ex Aequo) – Cátedra Abertis International Award (Best Ph.D. thesis in the “Transportation services and infrastructure management” category)

2021 Award winner (Ex Aequo) – Cátedra Abertis Chile Award (Best Ph.D. thesis in the “Transportation services and infrastructure management” category)

2020 Nominee for Industrial and Transportation Engineering area – Excellence Award in Ph.D. Thesis, PUC

2018 Study Visit Grant – Volvo Research Foundation (VREF)

2018 Ph.D. Scholarship, Conicyt Chile (2018-2020)

2018 Honorable Mention – Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship by the World Resources Institute (WRI)

2018 Best teaching assistant – Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, PUC

2016 Ph.D. Scholarship, School of Engineering PUC (2016-2017)

2015 Top 15% of Engineering graduates

2015 Honorable Mention – Architecture and landscaping public contest (Mapocho – La Chimba)

2014 Highest distinction on bachelor’s degree

2013 Grant winner – Undergraduate Research Winter Competition of the Research Vice-Rectory, PUC

Since 2022: Member – Urbanism and Human Settlements Committee, Conicyt Chile (ANID) (https://anid.cl)

Since 2022: Co-leader of the Urban Equality & Inclusion Cluster – Mobility Network (University of Toronto) (https://www.mobilitynetwork.utoronto.ca/)

Since 2021: Member – Chilean Society of Transportation Engineering (SOCHITRAN) (https://sochitran.cl/)

Since 2019: Member – Latin American branch of the International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low-Income Communities (INTALInC LAC) (https://intalinc-lac.com/)

Since 2015: Research Associate – Social Change Laboratory (Cambiarnos) (http://cambiarnos.cl)

  • Journal of Transport Geography* (9)
  • Case studies of Transport policy** (6)
  • Transportation Research Part A* (5)
  • Transport Reviews* (2)
  • Transport Policy* (2)
  • Journal of Transport and Land Use** (2)
  • Transportation Research Part D* (1)
  • Transportation* (1)
  • International Journal of Sustainable Transport* (1)
  • Journal of Transport & Health** (1)

*Q1 and **Q2 (Scimago Journal & Country Rank for Transportation Discipline (2021))

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (2016-2020)

    Department of Transportation Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Supervisors: Juan Carlos Muñoz, Ph.D. Berkeley & Ricardo Hurtubia, Ph.D EPFL

  • Postgraduate Researcher (2018-2019)

    Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds Supervisor: Karen Lucas, Ph.D. Greenwich

  • Professional Diploma (2014-2016)

    Department of Transportation Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

  • Bachelor Degree (2010-2014)

    School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Experience

Lecturer
Department of Human Geography
University of Toronto
(May 2022 to August 2022)

Summer 2002 – Lecturer of GGRD12 Seminar in Selected Topics in Human Geography (Topic: Suburban Mobilities: This undergraduate course will introduce students to the urban and transportation dynamics observed in suburban areas, including gross inequalities in mobility, health outcomes, access to opportunities, and exposure to transport externalities such as congestion, pollution, and traffic deaths.

Lecturer
Department of Geography and Planning
University of Toronto
(January 2022 to April 2022)

Winter 2022 – Lecturer of JPG1554H Transportation and Urban Form: This graduate course provides graduate students with a foundation in urban transportation topics and methods of analysis and examines the research and the planning strategies that seek to influence travel through coordinated transport investment and land use policies, with a particular emphasis on justice and equity in transportation. 

Postgraduate Researcher – Research Coordinator
Department of Human Geography
University of Toronto
(April 2021 to date)

Research Coordinator and Postdoctoral Fellow within the Suburban Mobilities Cluster of Scholarly Prominence, under the supervision of Professor Steven Farber.

The Suburban Mobilities Cluster is a multi-disciplinary research program that draws on expertise across nine disciplines to tackle four suburban mobility challenges: rising suburban inequalities, improving transportation design and technology, climate change, and resilience to shocks.

The four Clusters of the Scholarly Prominence Program are funded by the UTSC Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation.

Lecturer
Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics & Sustainability Institute, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
(August 2020 to December 2021)

Fall 2020 and 2021 – Instructor of “ICT2154 Transportation Engineering Workshop”: Capstone course of the Transportation Systems Major, where students have to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills obtained in basic undergraduate transportation courses.

Spring 2021 – Instructor of “ICT3800 Transport and social justice”: Postgraduate course where students got theoretical-conceptual-practical knowledge about mobility justice and transport equity.

Spring 2021 – Guest instructor of “SUS2041: Action Research: methods to understand places in transformation”: 2nd year course where students learn the basic principles of critical thinking and relevant methods that contribute towards sustainability transitions

 

Lecturer
Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics & Sustainability Institute, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
(August 2020 to December 2021)

Fall 2020 and 2021 – Instructor of “ICT2154 Transportation Engineering Workshop”: Capstone course of the Transportation Systems Major, where students have to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills obtained in basic undergraduate transportation courses.

Spring 2021 – Instructor of “ICT3800 Transport and social justice”: Postgraduate course where students got theoretical-conceptual-practical knowledge about mobility justice and transport equity.

Spring 2021 – Guest instructor of “SUS2041: Action Research: methods to understand places in transformation”: 2nd year course where students learn the basic principles of critical thinking and relevant methods that contribute towards sustainability transitions

Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS)
(July 2020 to March 2021)

Postdoctoral Fellow within the ‘Accessibility and Mobility’ research cluster, under the supervision of Professor Juan Carlos Muñoz.

In particular, I participate in one of the 5 projects of the center, which focuses on the study and promotion of complete streets as an essential strategy to improve the sustainability and justice of transport in Chile.

The Center receives funding from the FONDAP program of the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID), part of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of the Government of Chile.

Research Associate
Social Change Laboratory (Lab Cambiarnos)
(March 2015 to date) 

Research associate and collaborator of projects contributing to transport justice and sustainable transport.

The research laboratory promotes collaboration bridge between university, public sector and the community. The laboratory develop research projects through participatory-action related to civic culture, mobility and sustainable urban development.

It receives financing from the Center for Urban Sustainable Development (CEDEUS) and the Centre of Excellence of Bus Rapid Transit (CoE BRT+).

Research Associate
Social Change Laboratory (Lab Cambiarnos)
(March 2015 to date) 

Research associate and collaborator of projects contributing to transport justice and sustainable transport.

The research laboratory promotes collaboration bridge between university, public sector and the community. The laboratory develop research projects through participatory-action related to civic culture, mobility and sustainable urban development.

It receives financing from the Center for Urban Sustainable Development (CEDEUS) and the Centre of Excellence of Bus Rapid Transit (CoE BRT+).

Advisor Undergraduate Research Program
School of Engineering, Pontificia
Universidad Católica de Chile
(October 2017 to January 2019)

Supervisor of two undergraduate students of the Transportation and Logistics Department, along with Professor Juan Carlos Muñoz, on the topic ‘Transport-related inequalities among socioeconomic groups in Santiago, Chile’

  • Poster session in the Transportation Research Board (January 2019, Washington D.C) and ISI article in Transportation Research Record.

Associate Instructor
Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
(March to July, 2016)

Design process, develop learning activities, create material, and manage the course “ICT2154 Transportation Engineering Workshop”.

Capstone course of the Transportation Systems Major, where students have to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills obtained in basic undergraduate transportation courses.

Associate Instructor
Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
(March to July, 2016)

Design process, develop learning activities, create material, and manage the course “ICT2154 Transportation Engineering Workshop”.

Capstone course of the Transportation Systems Major, where students have to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills obtained in basic undergraduate transportation courses.

Teaching Assistant
Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
(August 2013 to July 2018)

The tasks performed included evaluate, conduct classes, guide projects, course management, evaluation and feedback for reports, essays, and oral presentations, given the communicational skills of the applicant. The list of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses and their respective year-semester can be found below.

  • Economics and Location Choice Models (2016-II)
  • Transportation Externalities (2015-I)
  • Social Cost-Benefit Analysis (2015-II, 2016-I, 2016-II, 2017-I, 2017-II, 2018-I)
  • Travel Demand Modeling (2015-II)
  • Public Transportation (2015-II)
  • Transportation Systems Engineering (2015-I)
  • Transportation Engineering Workshop (2016-II, 2017-I, 2017-II)
  • Cycle-inclusive cities: planning, participation, and design (2015-I)
  • Inclusive cities: Public transportation & bicycles, an intermodal approach (2015-I)
  • Transportation Economics (2013-II, 2014-I)

Professional Internship
Notus SPA (Spin-off DICTUC S.A.)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
(September to December, 2014)

Notus SPA generates a technological change in companies management by implementing solutions based on simulation and optimization models.

I performed two main tasks:
• Exploring and applying AnyLogic and SimPy simulation software (Python simulation library)
• Initial development of user interface and executables in Python

Professional Internship
Notus SPA (Spin-off DICTUC S.A.)
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
(September to December, 2014)

Notus SPA generates a technological change in companies management by implementing solutions based on simulation and optimization models.

I performed two main tasks:
• Exploring and applying AnyLogic and SimPy simulation software (Python simulation library)
• Initial development of user interface and executables in Python

Publications

Featured

Inequalities of extreme commuting across Canada

Allen, J., Palm, M., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Farber, S. (2022). Travel Behaviour and Society, 29, 42-52.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2022.05.005

Freedom of choice? Social and spatial disparities on combined housing and transport affordability

Tiznado-Aitken, I., Lucas, K., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2022)
Transport Policy 122 (Special Issue), 39-53.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2022.04.005

A bumpy ride: quality standards, institutional limitations and inequalities affecting cycling infrastructure

Tiznado-Aitken, I., Mora-Vega, R.,
Oyarzún, G., Vergara, J. & Vecchio, G. (2022).
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2021.103210

Pandemic-related streets transformations: Accelerating sustainable mobility transitions in Latin America

Vecchio, G., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Mora, R. (2021).
Case Studies of Transport Policy
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2021.10.002

Public transport accessibility accounting for level of service and competition for urban opportunities:
An equity analysis for education in Santiago de Chile

Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2021)
Journal of Transport Geography, 90, 102919
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102919

Who gains in a distance-based public transport fare scheme? Accessibility, urban form and equity implications
in Santiago de Chile

Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J. C., & Hurtubia, R. (2021).
In: Urban Form and Accessibility: Social, Economic, and Environment Impacts, Elsevier, 1st edition, pp. 265-288.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819822-3.00011-0

Understanding accessibility through public transport users’ experiences: A mixed methods approach

Tiznado-Aitken, I., Lucas, K., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2020)
Journal of Transport Geography, 88, 102857
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102857

Using PAR to frame research and action on transport justice:
A pilot experience in two contrasting Chilean cities

Sagaris, L., Berrios, E. & Tiznado-Aitken, I. (2020)
Journal of Transport Geography 83 (Special Issue).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102654

Transport and equity in Latin America:
A critical review of socially oriented accessibility assessments

Vecchio, G., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Hurtubia, R. (2020)
Transport Reviews, 1-28.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2020.1711828

How uneven is the playing field? An analysis of transport-related inequalities among socioeconomic groups in Santiago, Chile

Iglesias, V., Giraldez, F., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Muñoz, J.C. (2019)
Transportation Research Record, 2673 (11), 59-70.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119849588

WOS JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

14. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Mora-Vega, R., Oyarzún, G., Vergara, J. & Vecchio, G. (2022). A bumpy ride: quality standards, institutional limitations and inequalities affecting cycling infrastructure. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.

13. Allen, J., Palm, M., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Farber, S. (2022). Inequalities of extreme commuting across Canada. Travel Behaviour and Society, 29, 42-52. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2022.05.005

12. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Lucas, K., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2022). Freedom of choice? Social and spatial disparities on combined housing and transport affordability. Transport Policy 122 (Special Issue), 39-53. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2022.04.005

11. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Fuenzalida-Izquierdo, J., Sagaris, L., & Mora, R. (2021). Using the five Ws to explore bikeshare equity in Santiago, Chile. Journal of Transport Geography, 97 (Special Issue). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2021.103210

10. Vecchio, G., Tiznado-Aitken, I., & Mora-Vega, R. (2021). Pandemic-related streets transformations: accelerating sustainable mobility transitions in Latin America. Case Studies on Transport Policy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2021.10.002

9. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C & Hurtubia, R. (2021). Public transport accessibility accounting for level of service and competition for urban opportunities: an equity analysis for education in Santiago de Chile. Journal of Transport Geography, 90. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102919

8. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Lucas, K., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2020). Understanding accessibility through public transport users’ experiences: A mixed methods approach. Journal of Transport Geography, 88. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102857

7. Vecchio, G., & Tiznado-Aitken, I. (2020). (Im)Mobility and Health in Santiago de Chile. Journal of Latin American Geography. JLAG Perspectives Forum: COVID-19 in Latin America. DOI: https://doi.org/1353/lag.0.0153

6. Sagaris, L., Berrios, E. & Tiznado-Aitken, I. (2020). Using PAR to frame research and action on transport justice, A pilot experience in two contrasting Chilean cities. Journal of Transport Geography, 83 (Special Issue). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102654

5. Vecchio, G., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Hurtubia, R. (2020). Transport and equity in Latin America: a critical review of socially oriented accessibility assessments. Transport Reviews, 1-28. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01441647.2020.1711828

4. Iglesias, V., Giraldez, F., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Muñoz, J.C. (2019). How uneven is the playing field? An analysis of transport-related inequalities among socioeconomic groups in Santiago, Chile. Transportation Research Record, 2673 (11), 59-70. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198119849588

3. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J. C., & Hurtubia, R. (2018). The role of accessibility to public transport and quality of the walking environment on urban equity: the case of Santiago de Chile. Transportation Research Record, 2672(35), 129-138. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118782036

2. Sagaris, L., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Steiniger, S. (2017). Exploring the social and spatial potential of an intermodal approach to transport planning. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 11(10), 721-736. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2017.1312645

1. Tiznado, I., Galilea, P., Delgado, F., & Niehaus, M. (2014). Incentive schemes for bus drivers: The case of the public transit system in Santiago, Chile. Research in Transportation Economics, 48, 77-83. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2014.09.034

BOOK CHAPTERS

5. Hurtubia, R., Muñoz, J.C., Tironi, M., Tiznado-Aitken, I., & Yasik, M. (2022). La industria del delivery y sus impactos urbanos: desafíos y oportunidades. Capítulo 1, Libro Propuestas para Chile 2021, XVI Versión. Centro de Políticas Públicas UC. Available at: https://politicaspublicas.uc.cl/publicacion/propuestas-para-chile-2021/

4. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J. C., & Hurtubia, R. (2021). Who gains in a distance-based public transport fare scheme? Accessibility, urban form and equity implications in Santiago de Chile. Urban Form and Accessibility: Social, Economic, and Environment Impacts. Elsevier, 1st edition. ISBN: 9780128198223. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819822-3.00011-0

3. Sagaris, L. & Tiznado-Aitken, I. (2020). Sustainable transport and gender equity: Insights from Santiago Chile. In: Urban Mobility and Social Equity in Latin America: Evidence, Concepts, Methods Transport and Sustainability, Volume 12, 103–129. Emerald Publishing Limited. ISSN: 2044-9941. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s2044-994120200000012009  

2. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C. and Hurtubia, R. (2018) Accesibilidad a oportunidades mediante transporte público considerando el impacto del entorno urbano y el nivel de servicio, in Intersecciones 2016, II Congreso Interdisciplinario de Investigación en Arquitectura, Diseño, Ciudad y Territorio, ARQ Ediciones, pp. 134-148

1. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Hurtubia, R. & Muñoz, J.C. (2017). How equitable is access to opportunities and basic services considering the impact of the level of service? The case of Santiago, Chile. Income Inequality, Social Inclusion and Mobility. Roundtable Report 164, pp. 79-104. 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND POLICY PAPERS

15. Soukhov, A., Tiznado-Aitken, I., Moghadasi, M., Palm, M., Farber, S. & Paez, A. (2022). Equity and justice conceptualizations, dimensions and standards for urban transportation planning: a scoping review protocol. Open Science Framework. Available at: https://osf.io/nfcx3/

14. Vecchio, G., Tiznado-Aitken, I., Albornoz, C., & Tironi, M. (2022). Delivery workers and the interplay of digital and mobility (in)justice. Digital Geography and Society, 3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diggeo.2022.100036

13. Higgins, C., Farber, S., Shalaby, A., Nurul, K., Miller, E., Brail, S., Widener, M., Diamond, S., Páez, A., Zhang, B., Zhang, Y., Palm, M. & Tiznado-Aitken, I. (2021). An Integrated Approach to Transit System Evolution. University of Toronto, Transportation Research Institute.

12. Carrasco, J., Tiznado-Aitken, I., Vecchio, G., Sagaris, L., Álvarez, M., Ríos, R. et.al. (2021). “Movilidad del Cuidado”: Dinámicas de movilidad e inmovilidad de cuidadoras/es y sujetos de cuidado en territorios vulnerables en contexto de pandemia. Centro de Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable. 

11. Vecchio, G., Mora, R., Tiznado-Aitken, I., (2021). Calles y movilidad sustentable en pandamia: experiencias y aprendizajes de cinco ciudades latinoamericanas. Documento para Política Pública Nº25. Centro de Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable, Santiago. 

10. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Larraín Videla, C. (2021). Análisis de los criterios para definir áreas de integración urbana en Chile. Revista de Urbanismo, 45, 142-162. https://doi.org/10.5354/0717-5051.2021.61402

9. (Collaborator from Chile) Willberg, E., Tenkanen, H., Poom, A., Salonen, M., & Toivonen, T. (2021). Comparing spatial data sources for cycling studies: a review. Transport in Human Scale Cities. 

8. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Sagaris, L. (2021). Towards transport justice in the Global South: Using PAR to define, evaluate and monitor progress in Chile. Planning For Just Transport, Progressive City. Available at: https://www.progressivecity.net/single-post/towards-transport-justice-in-the-global-south

7. Vecchio, G., Tiznado-Aitken, I., & Mora-Vega, R. (2021). Reclaiming streets from cars: towards a fairer road space distribution in Latin America. Planning For Just Transport, Progressive City. Available at: https://www.progressivecity.net/single-post/reclaiming-streets-from-cars-towards-a-fairer-road-space-distribution-in-latin-america

6. Vecchio, G., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Steiniger, S. (2020). Vulnerable individuals and institutions: the double territorial burden of COVID-19 in Chile. Town Planning Review, 91(6), 1-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2020.65

5. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C., Iglesias, I. & Giraldez, F. (2019). Las inequidades de la movilidad urbana: Brechas entre los grupos socioeconómicos en Santiago de Chile. Documento para Política Pública Nº1. Centro de Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable. 

4. Soza-Parra, J., Tiznado-Aitken, I., Cox, T., Sánchez, R. & Navas, C. (2017). ¿Cuál es el impacto de nueva infraestructura de transporte en términos de accesibilidad? Un enfoque basado en la plataforma web CoAXs, aplicado a Santiago de Chile. Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte (CCHIT). La Serena, Chile. Available at: http://docdro.id/w9cJWH1

3. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Hurtubia, R. & Muñoz, J.C. (2017). Un nuevo enfoque para medir equidad en la distribución del acceso mediante transporte público considerando el impacto del entorno urbano y el nivel de servicio. Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte (CCHIT). La Serena, Chile. Available at: http://docdro.id/EupfIHX

2. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Hidalgo, X. (2017). Diseño de un curso capstone de Ingeniería de Transporte: Incorporando competencias transversales y una mirada multidisciplinar. Congreso SOCHEDI 2017. Santiago, Chile. 

1. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J. C. & Hurtubia, R. (2016). Accesibilidad mediante transporte público considerando el impacto del nivel de servicio. Memorias del XIX Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística, Ciudad de México, 28 -30 de Septiembre. Available at: http://docdro.id/oHlmvz5

Conferences

Since 2016 I have had the opportunity to present my research in 10 different countries. Some of the most relevant conferences are highlighted on this map.

You can find the full list below.

44. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Soukhov, A. (2022). Equity and justice conceptualizations, dimensions and standards for urban transportation planning: a scoping review. Session B: Theory and Applications Towards Data Driven Standards. Annual Symposyum, Mobilizing Justice.

43. Tiznado-Aitken, I. (2022). Planning for accessibility: the divide between urban mobility policy and socially-oriented research. Citizens on the Move: Accessibility and Mobility in the Global South. International Online Conference.

42. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Vecchio. G. (2022). Transport equity: addressing accessibility on the urban fringes in Latin America. Brown Bag Lunch, World Bank.

41. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Palm, M. & Farber, S. (2022). Time poverty in transport research: A conceptual framework, metrics, and policies for achieving transport justice. NECTAR XVI International Conference – Mobilizing Justice: Moving Toward Action for an Equitable Transportation Future.

40. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Palm, M. (2022). Closing session: Wrap up. Summer School Mobility Network Summer School: Planning More Equitable Transportation Systems. NECTAR XVI International Conference – Mobilizing Justice: Moving Toward Action for an Equitable Transportation Future.

39. Tiznado-Aitken, I (2022). Equidad en el acceso a oportunidades urbanas: un enfoque de métodos mixtos. Presentación a Alumnos del Programa de Doctorado de Transporte y Sociedad, Universidad de Chile (June, 2022).

38. Tiznado-Aitken, I (2022). Hacia un transporte equitativo e inclusivo: definiciones, indicadores y propuestas de política pública. Presentación Magistral en Primer Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería de Transporte – CIITVIAL 2022, Perú (May, 2022).

37. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Bortolussi, I., Taneja, A. & Palm, M. (2022). After COVID ends, will you continue riding transit? Motives behind prospective public transport use in Canada. What comes next? Equity and transportation during and after COVID-19. Mobilizing Justice Network. (May 2022)

36. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Vecchio. G. (2022). Transporte y equidad: abordando la accesibilidad en los márgenes urbanos. Presentación y panel final Proyecto CODS. Disponible en: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IJb3Tpxh6c&ab_channel=CENTROODS

35. Tiznado-Aitken, I. (2022). Suburban Mobilities Cluster. Jackman Scholars-in-Residence Program 2022. Research Pathways: Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program (CSPP), University of Toronto Scarborough.

34. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Lucas, K., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R (2021). Freedom of choice? Social and spatial disparities on combined housing and transport affordability. Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte (CCHIT).

33. Tiznado-Aitken, I (2021). ¿Transporte justo? Estrés económico e inequidad en el acceso a oportunidades. VIII Encuentro Internacional de Innovación Tecnológica, Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander Ocaña, Colombia (October, 2021).

32. Tiznado-Aitken, I (2021). ¿Transporte justo? Estrés económico e inequidad en el acceso a oportunidades. Presentación Magistral en Congreso Nacional de Geomática, Infraestructura vial y transporte – CONGEVIT, Perú (September, 2021).

31. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2021). Public transport accessibility accounting for level of service and competition for urban opportunities: An equity analysis for education in Santiago, Chile. Conference to Advance Transportation Equity (Transportation Research Board, TRB). September, 2021.

30. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Lucas, K., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R (2021). Freedom of choice? Social and spatial disparities on combined housing and transport affordability. World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR). August, 2021.

29. Tiznado-Aitken, I (2021). ¿Transporte justo? Estrés económico e inequidad en el acceso a oportunidades. Presentación en Seminario MOVUS-LAB (Movilidad Urbana Sostenible), Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Perú (June, 2021).

28. Tiznado-Aitken (2021). Métodos mixtos, participación e interdisciplina. Charla Curso SUS2041 – Investigación-Acción: métodos para entender territorios en transformación, Instituto de Sustentabilidad, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. April, 2021.

27. Tiznado-Aitken, I. (2021). Impactos de la movilidad urbana en la sustentabilidad de las ciudades. Charla Curso de Sustentabilidad Urbana, Universidad Mayor, Chile. November, 2020.

26. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2020). Unequal access to education: An interdisciplinary approach from the transport geography and social integration. International Conference “Development and Social Cohesion”. Center for Conflict Studies and Social Cohesion (COES) and the Millennium Nucleus in Social Development (DESOC).

25. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Vecchio, G., Astroza, S. & Carrasco, J.A. (2020). Economy and mobility of care: Gender gaps and inequality in the city before and during the pandemic. International Conference “Development and Social Cohesion”. Center for Conflict Studies and Social Cohesion (COES) and the Millennium Nucleus in Social Development (DESOC).

24. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Lucas, K., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R (2020). Freedom of choice? Housing and transport affordability issues in Santiago de Chile. International Conference “Development and Social Cohesion”. Center for Conflict Studies and Social Cohesion (COES) and the Millennium Nucleus in Social Development (DESOC).

23. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Sagaris, L. (2019). El rol del género dentro de la sustentabilidad social de las ciudades: El caso de Santiago de Chile. Charla Curso Género y Ciudad, Instituto de Estudios Urbanos y Territoriales (IEUT), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

22. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Sagaris, L. (2019). El rol del género dentro de la sustentabilidad social de las ciudades: El caso de Santiago de Chile. Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte (CCHIT). Santiago, Chile.

21. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Lucas, K., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R (2019). Exploring the use of qualitative data to enhance the understanding of accessibility through public transport. NECTAR XV International Conference: “Towards Human Scale Cities: Open and Happy”. Helsinki, Finland.

20. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C., Hurtubia, R. & Sagaris, L. (2019). Transporte justo: El rol del acceso, género e inclusión. XXXIV Semana de la Empresa: La participación de las mujeres en el liderazgo empresarial y la movilidad. Tenerife, Spain.

19. Iglesias, V., Giraldez, F., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Muñoz, J.C. (2019). How uneven is the urban mobility playing field? Inequalities among socioeconomic groups in Santiago de Chile. BRT+ Centre of Excellence General Assembly. Washington, USA.

18. Iglesias, V., Giraldez, F., Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Muñoz, J.C. (2019). How uneven is the playing field? An analysis of transport-related inequalities among socioeconomic groups in Santiago, Chile. Environmental Justice Poster Session. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.

17. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C., Hurtubia, R. & Sagaris, L. (2018). Justicia en el transporte: Una mirada al tema de género, calidad urbana y acceso al transporte público en Santiago de Chile. Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística (PANAM). Medellín, Colombia.

16. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Soza-Parra, J., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2018). Closing the gap between perceived and objective accessibility measures: A new approach to measuring public transport accessibility considering comfort, transfers and reliability perception. 7th International Conference on Transport Network Reliability. Sidney, Australia.

15. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C., Hurtubia, R. & Sagaris, L. (2018). Transport Justice: Insights and challenges. BRT+ Centre of Excellence General Assembly. Washington, USA.

14. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2018). Urban equity and fairness measured through public transport accessibility and the quality of walking environment: The case of Santiago, Chile. Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting. Standing Committee on Pedestrians. Washington, USA.

13. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Hurtubia, R. & Muñoz, J.C. (2017). Un nuevo enfoque para medir equidad en la distribución del acceso mediante transporte público considerando el impacto del entorno urbano y el nivel de servicio. Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte (CCHIT). La Serena, Chile.

12. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Soza-Parra, J. & Cox, T. (2017). ¿Cuál es el impacto de nueva infraestructura de transporte en términos de accesibilidad? Un enfoque basado en la plataforma web CoAXs, aplicado a Santiago de Chile. Congreso Chileno de Ingeniería de Transporte (CCHIT). La Serena, Chile.

11. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Hidalgo, X. (2017). Diseño de un curso capstone de Ingeniería de Transporte: Incorporando competencias transversales y una mirada multidisciplinar. Congreso SOCHEDI 2017. Santiago, Chile.

10. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Muñoz, J.C. & Hurtubia, R. (2017). Justicia y equidad urbana: El caso de Santiago de Chile. Abertis Seminar. Santiago, Chile.

9. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Soza-Parra, J. & Cox, T. (2017). Encouraging improvements in the transport planning process through CoAXs. International Seminar For Engineering Leaders. Santiago, Chile.

8. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Soza-Parra, J. (2017). ¿Puede una herramienta de visualización fomentar mejoras en el proceso de planificación del transporte y uso de suelo?. First Conference on Science and Innovation. Santiago, Chile.

7. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Hurtubia, R. & Muñoz, J.C. (2017). A new approach to measure accessibility through public transport: considering the impact of the urban environment and the level of service. NECTAR XIV International Conference. Transport in a Networked Society. Madrid, Spain.

6. Tiznado-Aitken, I. & Oliva, I. (2017). Ella se mueve segura: metodología del estudio cuantitativo en Santiago. International seminar “Ella se Mueve Segura: Mujer, Seguridad y Transporte Público”. Metropolitan Region Government. Santiago, Chile.

5. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Hurtubia, R. & Muñoz, J.C. (2016). Cuan equitativo es el acceso a oportunidades y servicios básicos mediante transporte público, considerando el impacto del nivel de servicio?. Seminario “Interpretando la ciudad y sus movimientos”. Santiago, Chile.

4. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Hurtubia, R. & Muñoz, J.C. (2016). Accesibilidad a oportunidades y servicios básicos mediante transporte público considerando el impacto del nivel de servicio. Intersecciones Conference. 2° interdisciplinary conference on architecture, design, city and territory research. Santiago, Chile.

3. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Hurtubia, R. & Muñoz, J.C. (2016). Accesibilidad mediante transporte público considerando el impacto del nivel de servicio. Congreso Panamericano de Ingeniería de Tránsito, Transporte y Logística (PANAM). Ciudad de México, México.

2. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Hurtubia, R. & Muñoz, J.C. (2016). Accesibilidad a oportunidades y servicios básicos mediante transporte público considerando el impacto del nivel de servicio. Engineering Students Conference UC-USM. Santiago, Chile.

1. Tiznado-Aitken, I., Hurtubia, R. & Muñoz, J.C. (2016). Accessibility and equity: The case of Santiago, Chile. Roundtable at International Transport Forum. Income Inequality, Social Inclusion and Mobility, OECD. Paris, France.

Projects

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Evaluating Urban Transport Equity using Big and Small Data
(February 2022 to April 2023)

International collaboration among Utrecht University, Beijing Normal University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and University of Toronto. This project uses survey data to examine the perceived experience of transport inequality for suburban residents in the four cities. This study provides a unique opportunity for an international comparative study.

  • Funding: Strategic Partnership Award for Research Collaboration (SPARC) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (20,000 USD)
  • Role: Member of the University of Toronto research team
  • Researchers involved: Steven Farber and Eric Miller (UofT), Dick Ettema and Dea van Lierop (Utrecht University), Sui Tao (Beijing University) and Sylvia He (CUHK)

Mobilizing Justice Partnership
Activity 2: Data-driven equity standards
(June 2021 to date)

Mobilizing Justice is an unprecedented multidisciplinary and multi-sector partnership seeking to solve transportation poverty problems in Canadian cities. Activity 2 will develop, analyse, and compare equity standards rooted in transport justice’s frameworks. More info at: https://mobilizingjustice.ca/a2%3A-data-driven-standards

  • Funded by the Partnership Grants of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Research Council of Canada (500,000 CAD per year)
  • Role: Research contributor
  • Researchers involved: Antonio Páez (McMaster University) and Michael Hain (City of Toronto) as academic leads. Also, Anastasia Soukhov (PhD Student, McMaster University), Steven Farber and Matthew Palm.

Mobilizing Justice Partnership
Activity 2: Data-driven equity standards
(June 2021 to date)

Mobilizing Justice is an unprecedented multidisciplinary and multi-sector partnership seeking to solve transportation poverty problems in Canadian cities. Activity 2 will develop, analyse, and compare equity standards rooted in transport justice’s frameworks. More info at: https://mobilizingjustice.ca/a2%3A-data-driven-standards

  • Funded by the Partnership Grants of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Research Council of Canada (500,000 CAD per year)
  • Role: Research contributor
  • Researchers involved: Antonio Páez (McMaster University) and Michael Hain (City of Toronto) as academic leads. Also, Anastasia Soukhov (PhD Student, McMaster University), Steven Farber and Matthew Palm.

Equity-scoring tool (City of Toronto)
(May 2021 to July 2022)

This project stems from a research partnership between the Transportation Services Division and the University of Toronto. The project’s main goal was to design and build a web-based tool capable of measuring the social equity performance of capital infrastructure projects delivered across the city managed by the Transportation Services Division. The main purpose of the tool was to provide a quantitative indication of how different programs are impacting equity-seeking groups.

  • Funding: City of Toronto, Transportation Services Division
  • Role: Member of the University of Toronto consultant team
  • Researcher involved: Steven Farber, Kamille LeClair, and Willem Klumpenhouwer

Regulation of delivery apps market:
Labor, economic, social, and urban aspects
(March 2021 to March 2022)

The project seeks to identify mechanisms that allow maintaining the labor flexibility of the industry while reducing job precariousness, reducing negative externalities, and achieving a more sustainable integration in the city.

  • Funding: Centre of Public Policy, PUC
  • Role: Co-leader
  • Researchers involved: Juan Carlos Muñoz, Ricardo Hurtubia, Martín Tironi and Miguel Yaksic

Regulation of delivery apps market:
Labor, economic, social, and urban aspects
(March 2021 to March 2022)

The project seeks to identify mechanisms that allow maintaining the labor flexibility of the industry while reducing job precariousness, reducing negative externalities, and achieving a more sustainable integration in the city.

  • Funding: Centre of Public Policy, PUC
  • Role: Co-leader
  • Researchers involved: Ricardo Hurtubia, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Martín Tironi and Miguel Yaksic

Transport equity: Adressing accessibility in urban margins
(October 2019 to December 2021)

Interdisciplinary project which aims to define policy guidelines to guarantee a just and sustainable accessibility in the peripheral and periurban/suburban margins of 3 metropolises in Latin America: Bogotá, Santiago, and São Paulo.

  • Funding: Center for Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America (CODS)
  • Role: Administrative/operational co-leader
  • Researchers involved: Juan Carlos Muñoz (project leader), Giovanni Vecchio (co-leader), Eduardo Vasconcellos, Julián Arellana and Luis Ángel Guzmán

Transport Justice Balance Sheet
(August 2017 to July 2020)

Interdisciplinary project which aims to carry out a balance sheet of transport justice in two Chilean cities (Santiago and Temuco) through objective indicators and targets in terms of accessibility, affordability, social inclusion, gender, health, land use, among others.

  • Funding: Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS) and Centre of Excellence of Bus Rapid Transit (CoE BRT+)
  • Role: Leader of the theoretical/conceptual framework of the project and co-leader of the quantitative strand (surveys and statistical analysis)
  • Researchers involved: Lake Sagaris (project leader) and the Social Change Laboratory

Transport Justice Balance Sheet
(August 2017 to July 2020)

Interdisciplinary project which aims to carry out a balance sheet of transport justice in two Chilean cities (Santiago and Temuco) through objective indicators and targets in terms of accessibility, affordability, social inclusion, gender, health, land use, among others.

  • Funding: Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS) and Centre of Excellence of Bus Rapid Transit (CoE BRT+)
  • Role: Leader of the theoretical/conceptual framework of the project and co-leader of the quantitative strand (surveys and statistical analysis)
  • Researchers involved: Lake Sagaris (project leader) and the Social Change Laboratory

CoAXs platform in Santiago and Concepción, Chile
(January 2017 to December 2018)

Two collaborative research projects among PUC, UdeC and MIT extending and applying CoAXs platform through data processing and stakeholder workshops in Chile.

  • Funding: MISTI MIT-CHILE-PUC GRADUATE STUDENT SEED FUND program
  • Role: Co-leader (Santiago) and International PhD student (Concepción)
  • Researchers involved:  Juan Carlos Muñoz, Jaime Soza-Parra, Patricia Galilea (PUC), Christopher Zegras, Anson Stewart, Christian Navas, Ricardo Sánchez (MIT) and J. Antonio Carrasco (UdeC)

‘She moves safely’ (Safe and Sound Project)
(September 2016 to December 2017)

International study (Buenos Aires, Quito, and Santiago) on women, safety, and public transport, led by Heather Allen (‘Remarkable Women in Transport’ 2019)

  • Funding: FIA Foundation and CAF, the development bank of Latin America.
  • Role: Co-leader of secondary data analysis and survey-based quantitative study in Santiago, Chile, working in an interdisciplinary group
  • Researchers involved: Leda Pereyra (Buenos Aires), Lake Sagaris (Santiago) and Galo Cárdenas (Quito), who lead research teams in each city

‘She moves safely’ (Safe and Sound Project)
(September 2016 to December 2017)

International study (Buenos Aires, Quito, and Santiago) on women, safety, and public transport, led by Heather Allen (‘Remarkable Women in Transport’ 2019)

  • Funding: FIA Foundation and CAF, the development bank of Latin America.
  • Role: Co-leader of secondary data analysis and survey-based quantitative study in Santiago, Chile, working in an interdisciplinary group
  • Researchers involved: Leda Pereyra (Buenos Aires), Lake Sagaris (Santiago) and Galo Cárdenas (Quito), who lead research teams in each city

AccesoBarrio (Fondecyt Project)
(March 2015 to March 2019)

FONDECYT Project N° 1150239 AccesoBarrio, a web-based platform to evaluate and modeling urban accessibility.

  • Funding: National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development in Chile (ANID – FONDECYT program
  • Role: Ph.D. Researcher, contributing to the statistical analysis from Santiago’s origin-destination survey, accessibility models, and indicators.
  • Researchers involved: Stefan Steiniger (project leader)

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