Nate Wessel

Inequalities in Access to Opportunities in Rio de Janeiro

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Started 2017-07 and ended 2017-08

In the summer of 2017, I had the pleasure of spending a couple weeks at the University of Oxford with Rafael Pereira, working on an application of the code I was developing for my dissertation.

We were working on an analysis of transit accessibility in Rio de Janeiro, with the suspicion that the published GTFS files were not as accurate as one might hope. Alas, the archived AVL data turned out to be less accurate than necessary as well, and we weren’t ultimately able to incorporate it into the analysis. Still, it was a great experience and I learned a lot about data cleaning, Brazil, and English geography.

Rafael in the Office at the Transport Unit – my gracious hosts!
This just seems like one of those photos that all the tourists were taking.
Strangely, the dairy section at this Sainsbury’s was one of the highlights of the trip for me.

My thanks to Rafael and the Transport Studies Unit for inviting me!

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