Keynote Speakers


John Pucher

Professor, Rutgers University

John Pucher

 

John Pucher has been a professor at Rutgers University since 1978, conducting research on transportation economics and finance, urban travel behavior, transportation systems, and government policies in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe. Over the past 15 years, John's research has focused on walking and bicycling, and how to improve their safety and convenience for all age groups, for women as well as men, and for all levels of physical ability. He encourages walking and cycling for recreation as well as for practical trips to work, school, and shopping to increase physical activity and to help people toward healthier lifestyles. John has published three books and over 100 articles in academic and professional journals. His most recent book with MIT Press is entitled “City Cycling.” John has spent several years as a visiting professor at universities in Germany, Canada, and Australia, and is currently spending two years as visiting professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, coming home to the state where he grew up.


Kathy McCabe

Deputy Director, Cascade Bicycle Club

Kathy McCabe

 

Kathy McCabe serves as Deputy Director for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 15,000 member nonprofit organization creating more livable communities by promoting health and recreation through bicycle activities, advocacy and education. Kathy has extensive leadership and management experience including service as Executive Director of Highline Schools Foundation and Manager of Regional Services for Seattle Children's. She is known for bringing people together and building teams that challenge the status quo, get results and have fun. Kathy believes in the power of bicycling to transform people, neighborhoods and communities improving health, connections and the air we breathe, all with a smile. A native Michigander, Kathy holds a B.A. in Public Administration from Miami University, an M.H.S.A. from Arizona State University School of Business and serves on the Board of Puget Sound Bike Share.


Julie Anne Genter

Member of Parliament, New Zealand

Julie Anne Genter

 

Julie Anne Genter is a member of the New Zealand Parliament and the Green Party's spokesperson for transport, commerce and broadcasting, associate economics and associate climate change. Julie Anne graduated with a BA from UC Berkeley with highest honours and distinction in general scholarship. She spent several years in France and received a scholarship to study for a post graduate certificate in international affairs with concentrations in political theory and economics at the prestigious Sciences Po Paris. Turning her attention to the more concrete problems of town and city planning, she came to New Zealand as a scholar at the University of Auckland, where she gained a Masters of Planning Practice with first class honours. Before entering politics, Julie Anne worked as a transport consultant in Auckland, New Zealand for several years. Much of her professional experience centred around ground-breaking research in transport economics and urban design. Julie Anne believes we have an incredible opportunity to create ecologically sustainable, fair and thriving human settlements through good policy, and she is particularly passionate about the win-win solutions that come from a balanced transport system. Bicycle is her preferred mode of transport, and she is the proud owner of a Trek 520, a Surly Long Haul Trucker, a classic Dawes Mixte, and a Brompton folding bicycle, to assist in her parliamentary role when travelling around New Zealand.

Eva Heinen

Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Eva Heinen

 

Eva Heinen is assistant professor of infrastructure planning and mobility at the Department of Spatial Planning & Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen. She was awarded a PhD on the topic ‘Bicycle commuting’ in 2011 by Delft University of Technology – during which period she spent three months at the University of California in Davis as a visiting scholar. She continued working as a researcher at Delft until her move to Groningen. She has published many papers on cycling in international and national journals and has a large international network in cycling, demonstrated by her involvement in many scientific committees and joint publications with international researchers. In 2004 she received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Delft University of Technology, and in 2005 a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Amsterdam. After graduation she worked as a government trainee and gained experience at the former Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), the former Netherlands Institute of Spatial Research (RPB) and the Transport Department at the Dutch Embassy in Berlin. She is a member of the editorial board of ‘Rooilijn’, a Dutch journal for science and policy in spatial planning; a member of the Bicycle Committee; co-chair of the paper and program committee of this committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), one of six major divisions of the National Research Council of the US which holds an annual meeting with over 4,000 presenters; Co-Session Track Organizer for Topic Area F: Transport, Land Use and Sustainability of the World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR).

Haixiao Pan

Department of Urban Planning, Tongji University, China

Haixiao Pan

 

Pan Haixiao is Professor of Urban Planning in the Department of Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. He is one of China's leading researchers in urban land use and transport planning. He has published several books and numerous articles in this area. In addition, he has been involved in many urban planning projects and transport planning studies commissioned by local governments, including Transport and Towns Development in Shanghai Region; a Concept Study of Shanghai 2010 Expo Transport; Shanghai 2010 Expo Transport Management Framework (funded by Shanghai Municipal Government); Metro Transport and Urban Spatial Structure; and Urban Spatial Strategy toward Low Carbon City (Commissioned by China Nature Science Foundation). Professor Pan has also undertaken extensive research on Bike-Sharing Systems in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou and their impact on travel behaviour. The Hangzhou Bike-sharing scheme is the largest in the world. He was awarded a PhD in engineering from Shanghai JiaoTong University in 1989.