Bukola Bakare’s interdisciplinary research approach and advocacy highlight issues surrounding physically active transportation and corporate social responsibility that informs planners of the need to channel transportation infrastructure and policy that benefit not only automobile travelers but also active travelers. Engaging active travelers through a safely shared road network can cultivate increased active lifestyles and reduce the burden of costs of diseases related to inactive lifestyles. Access to, and the distribution of, healthy foods is also at the core of Bukola’s research.
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What matters to Bukola Bakare? To make a physical and emotional difference in the health of her community, among families, and in her sphere of influence. Bukola brings critical thinking and an analytical mind to issues in transportation and logistics related to population health. She leverages her knowledge, research, and health policy training to “transport” people’s imagination to healthier levels while creating access to food that fuels people to those levels.
DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDEE — MAY 2019
Corporate Social Responsibility and Traffic Congestion: A Mixed Methods Study
This study explored the question, “Do corporations that engage in coorporate social responsibility (CSR) have a local impact in the reduction of traffic congestion? The research examined how organizations perceive traffic congestion and the role of public-private partnerships in reducing traffic congestion to mitigate its effects on health and business operations. Results show that the environmental indicator rating of CSR and traffic congestion are inversely related–a significant finding that suggests directly harnessing traffic congestion issues as a measure of the CSR ratings may have a considerable impact on traffic congestion mitigation–which reduces congestion and pollution that can correspondingly improve air quality.
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