Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Cristhian Figueroa Martinez

PhD Researcher

Room: 2.10 / LG.12
Email: tscaf@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Social and Political Sciences

Key Research Interests

  • Pedestrian mobility
  • Poverty, equality and urban development
  • Built environment

Employment History

  • 2014-2015, Professor Instructor, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
  • 2011-2013, Teaching Assistant, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Education

  • MSc, Urban Project, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2011
  • Architect, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2011

Research Projects and Experience

  • Residential densification and social integration around massive transport stations, funded by Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2015. Researcher.
  • Densification and social integration around Metro stations, funded by FONDECYT (National Fund of Scientific and Technological Development, Chile), 2014-2015. Collaborator.
  • The public and the private in the production of vital public spaces, funded by FONDECYT (National Fund of Scientific and Technological Development, Chile), 2012-2015. Collaborator.
  • Consolidation of vulnerable neighbourhood from a socio-spatial perspective, funded by FONDECYT (National Fund of Scientific and Technological Development, Chile), 2013. Collaborator.
  • Design of preferential streets for public transport in Santiago and Boston, joint research project MIT-Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2013. Collaborator.
  • Transfer and intermodal change: a challenge for the user, an opportunity for the city, Residential densification and social integration around massive transport stations, funded by Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 2012-2013. Collaborator.

Publications

Figueroa, Cristhian and Rosanna Forray (2015). Movilidad femenina en las poblaciones de Santiago de Chile: miedo y enclave socio-espacial [Women’s mobility in Santiago de Chile popular settlements: fear and socio-spatial enclave]. Revista de Estudios Sociales, n 54.

Figueroa, Cristhian and Natan Waintrub. (2015). Movilidad femenina en Santiago de Chile: reproducción de desigualdades en la metrópolis, el barrio y el espacio público [Women’s mobility in Santiago de Chile: reproduction of inequalities in the metropolis, the neighborhood and the public space]. URBE Revista Brasileira de Gestão Urbana, n 1 (vol. 7). pp. 48-61.

Cortés, Alejandro and Cristhian Figueroa (2014). Estrategias colectivas de un espacio mixto: la Plaza de Maipú en Santiago de Chile [Collective mobility strategies in a mixed land used space: the case of Plaza de Maipú in Santiago de Chile]. Bitácora Urbana, n 24. pp. 31-40.

Greene, Margarita, Felipe Link, Rodrigo Mora and Cristhian Figueroa (2014). Consolidación de Barrios Vulnerables: ciclo de vida y tipología arquitectónica [Consolidation of vulnerable neighbourhoods: life cycle and architectural typology]. Revista 180, n° 35.

Greene, Margarita, Felipe Link, Rodrigo Mora and Cristhian Figueroa (2014). From the home to the neighborhood. ARQ, n° 86, pp. 78-87.

Forray, Rosanna, Cristhian Figueroa and Rocío Hidalgo (2014). From the Inka trail to Gran Avenida. ARQ, n° 85, pp. 36-48.

Forray, Rosanna, Cristhian Figueroa and Alejandra Rasse (2013). Transantiago: ¿qué perseguía la decisión pública? [Transantiago: what did the public decision pursue?]. In A. Borthagaray y J. P. Orfeuil (ed.), La Fábrica del Movimiento. 15 casos de políticas públicas para la movilidad urbana. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Instituto para la Ciudad en Movimiento y Editorial Café de las Ciudades.

Cortés, Alejandro and Cristhian Figueroa (2013). Actividades en el espacio-tiempo del intercambio modal: oportunidades para el usuario en un sistema de transporte público inconcluso [Activities in modal shift’s space-time: opportunities for the user in an incomplete transport public system]. Cuaderno Urbano, n° 15, pp. 27-48.

Figueroa, Cristhian (2013). Implementation of Bus Rapid Transit infrastructure: conflicts, meanings and contradictions in the defense of Santiago de Chile streets. Flux, n° 91, pp. 33-44.

Cortés, Alejandro and Cristhian Figueroa (2013). Fronteras de movilidad: oportunidades y obstáculos urbanos del sistema de transporte público de Santiago de Chile [Mobility frontiers: opportunities and obstacles of Santiago de Chile public transport system]. Estudios Socioterritoriales, n° 13, pp. 125-147.

Cortés, Alejandro and Cristhian Figueroa (2012). Encadenamiento de desplazamientos: el transporte público de Santiago como productor de actividad comercial [Trip chaining behavior: Santiago’s public transport as a producer of commercial activity]. Transporte y Territorio, n° 7, pp. 166-183.

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