Gendered Experiences on Transit with Meghna Khanna

Episode 26 February 27, 2023 00:43:05
Gendered Experiences on Transit with Meghna Khanna
Urban Planning is Not Boring
Gendered Experiences on Transit with Meghna Khanna

Feb 27 2023 | 00:43:05

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Hosted By

Natalie Ikhrata Samantha Ellman

Show Notes

"The role of transit in shaping urban form is as important as its role in meeting transportation needs." - Meghna Khanna

In this episode, Sam and Nat chat with the amazing Meghna Khanna, a Senior Director at Los Angeles Metro. After seeing Meghna's keynote address at the APA Los Angeles Awards Ceremony, we knew that we wanted her to come on the podcast to talk about the work that she and her team at LA Metro have done pertaining to gendered experiences on transit. LA Metro has done amazing work in completing the comprehensive study Understanding How Women Traveldeveloping the Gender Action Plan as a result of this study, and forming the LA Metro Women & Girls Governing Council. Listen to hear more about these initiatives at LA Metro!

About Meghna:

As a transit planner, Meghna has been primarily focused on managing Transit Corridor Planning, Environmental and Design, Station Area Plans, TOD Planning and Transit Policy and advancing plans to incorporate women's travel needs on transit. She currently works for LA Metro as the Senior Director, Systemwide Team, Mobility Corridors. She received her Master in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.

For more information about the Downtown Women's Center, please check out their website and consider supporting their mission serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.

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