Floridea Di Ciommo, Co-director of the cooperative cambiaMO | changing MObility.
CV: She has an extensive experience on transport demand modeling and Transport Equity Assessment. She coordinated the EU Cost Action Transport EquityAnalysis (TEA, TU 1209). She has extensively worked on the nexus between travel behavior, social variables, and equity issues. She is a member of Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committees on Travel Behavior and Value and Women’s Issues in Transportation. She also regularly teaches at universities in Spain and in France and supervises students for their PhD or masters MSc. Currently, she is cochairing the WP on Mobility for the Urban Innovative Action project Mares Madrid and chairing WG1 of EU COST Action Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (WISEACT, CA16222). She is cooperating with international and national institutions and associations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Spanish Transport Department (DGT) for gender and transport aspects, and the Climate Change Foundation for modeling health impacts of transport.
Lecture: This lecture will present a need-based theoretical framework for evaluating transport policies and investment. It will focus on the assessment of personal transport needs as a fundamental part of human life. The lecture will start by elaborating a need-based methodology, where users’ satisfaction together with the identified time threshold define types of trips (i.e. origin-destination, purpose, mode, and distance), which help to identify when mobility needs are covered or not. Then the lecture will move on how to use traditional survey mobility data and new big data related to value of time for checking the satisfaction/dissatisfaction of users’ needs. The conclusion aims to show planners and policy makers where to direct their policies and transport investments in public transport networks and services.