Svayam — an initiative of SJ Charitable Trust, has the pleasure of inviting you to a Conference on Accessible Transportation and Tourism scheduled on the 24th & 25th March 2009 at New Delhi, where in besides Indian speakers & participants, renowned international experts on BRT and Accessibility issues like Mr. Tom Rickert, Mr. Jamie Osborne and Prof. Lalita Sen will share their expertise. [Note: Application deadline March 15, 2009.]
While Mr. Tom Rickert will shed light on International Trends and BRT Guidelines of the World Bank, Prof Lalita Sen takes you on Travel Chain, Pedestrian Infrastructure and Tourist Market. Jamie Osborne an engineer, transit planner and accessibility specialist by profession will take the participants through Obstacles as seen by a Tourist followed by case study of How San Francisco Provides Accessible Transit to Tourists. His keen interest in inclusion and structural inequality processes in transportation and urban planning in the developing world will be of great importance to the urban and transit planners.
Date & Venue:
24 & 25th March 2009 from 09.30 – 05.30 on both days
Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India
The conference would be of special interest to Students of Architecture and Design, Town Planners, Key Officials from the Ministry of Transport and Tourism, Urban Development, Academic & Research Institutions/Organisations in Transport, Design & Tourism, DPOs from the Ageing and Disability Sector, Stake holders from private sectors like Transport Manufactures, Hotel Industry, Travel trade etc.
This would enable them to gain the right perspective of inclusive and universal design and incorporate it in their current & future projects/studies/ research and plan access strategies and advocacy initiatives.
Participation is by invitation only, therefore; interested participants may register themselves at the earliest and latest by 15th March 2009 by filling the Registration Form, and sending a mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com to get their confirmation. For any further inquiries, please contact: 9811125521 (Mr. Subhash C. Vashishth) or 9811736115 (Ms. Kavita Agrawal).
Rs. 100/- per participant, payable at the venue
Accommodation and Travel Arrangements: Participants will have to make their own arrangements.
Subhash Chandra Vashishth
Program Coordinator – Svayam
Jindal Centre, 12 Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110066
Board Numbers: +91 (11) 26188360-74, Direct: 41462323
Mobile: 9811125521, Fax: (+91 (11) 26161271, 26170691
I received this announcement via the Asia Pacific Disability email discussion group, in which participants exchange information related to disability issues in the Asia Pacific region.
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