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  • Type Instant Insight
  • Date 15th December 2020
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Abstract

In this insight, we investigate the implications of COVID-19 on mobility in Riyadh. COVID-19 has impacted our world, leading to a ‘new norm’ for our standard of living. Countries have restricted personal mobility significantly, among other measures, to control the spread of the virus. 

Authors

Abu Toasin Oakil

Senior Research Associate Toasin is a senior research associate in KAPSARC’s Transport and Urban Infrastructures program. He is currently focused on the urban… Toasin is a senior research associate in KAPSARC’s Transport and Urban Infrastructures program. He is currently focused on the urban transformation of Riyadh, and Saudi Arabia more generally. He is working toward developing different decision tools to understand the impact of transit oriented development (TOD) on the energy market, and to evaluate and assess urban policies that relate to sutainable transport and energy consumption. Toasin has worked as a scientific researcher at universities and in public organisations, and as a consultant in the private sector. He holds a Ph.D. in transportation planning from Utrecht University, an M.Sc. in urban planning from the London School of Economics, and a master’s and bachelor’s of urban planning from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. While at university, he received several accolades for his work, including the 2014 Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Transportation Geography from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and the Prime Minister’s Gold Medal for his academic achievements.

Expertise

  • Transport-Urban Interaction
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Energy Efficient Mobility
  • Discrete Choice Modeling
  • GIS
  • Big Data and Machine Learning

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