Dr. Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering Department, DLSU and Senior Lecturer in Planning, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia will deliver a lecture on "Bicycle sharing in Asia: a stakeholder perception and possible future, " on March 30, 2016 (Wednesday), 1400-1530 hrs at the Yuchengco Seminar Rooms 407-408.
Despite public bicycle sharing programs (PBSPs) gaining global attention as important climate smart transport strategy to support sustainable, low carbon societies in the West, they still continue to have limited uptake in the Southeast Asian setting. Evidence points to the scheme’s high capital cost requirements, a perceived lack of support or the limited awareness and understanding of its potential role as a green transport alternative within Asia’s distinctly diverse context. While existing schemes in other regions could provide a better understanding about bicycle sharing, the need to improve our understanding of PBSP’s role in catering for the local transportation mobility and access needs and requirements as well as identifying strategies to make PBSP better adapted to local Asian condition is in order. To address this gap, this paper aims to understand the glocalisation of low carbon technological innovations such as PBSPs. Using a survey-based research design approach, this study examines the perception of various stakeholders on their perceived benefits and values as well as to identify the factors, which have facilitated or constrained the implementation of innovative PBSP technologies within the Asian setting. This paper aims to improve our understanding about the perception of potential PBSP implementers within Asia’s urban centers. A better understanding of the challenges is the first step in planning for a smarter society, while a more crucial aspect is building the evidence base so as to enhance our understanding on the glocalisation of bike sharing schemes. To date, there has been limited information and analytics to inform low-carbon planning globally especially from the perspective of diverse stakeholders.
About the speaker: Dr Iderlina Mateo-Babiano is a Senior Lecturer in Planning at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia. She is a scholar in sustainable and active transport research (mainly on walking and bicycling) but has also advanced a significant body of knowledge in land use and transport interaction, transport and health, transport and resilience, urban design, transport history, and development planning, with theory and policy implications within the Australian and Asian setting. Dr Mateo-Babiano received her doctoral degree from the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan while she completed both her Master in Urban and Regional Planning and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of the Philippines.
To date, she has published 46 peer-reviewed publications in addition to several invited talks and international research presentations. She has also been a chief investigator in research projects, both in Australia and Asia. Several of her current research projects encompass research and scholarship of teaching, including Bikesharing; Gender and active transport; Building students’ spatial skills; and Delivering better homes for public housing tenants.
She is currently a member of the International Scientific Committee for the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR), Great Asian Streets, Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF) and serves as Topic Group Chief for the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies International Scientific Committee.