Rafael H. M. Pereira is a researcher and policy analyst at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), Brazil. Rafael’s research is broadly interested in the role of urban and transport policies in shaping the spatial organization of cities, human mobility patterns and related health and social inequalities. He is particularly interested in the impact assessment of urban and transport planning policies and their effects on inequalities in access to opportunities. His research investigates how these policy evaluations should incorporate distributive justice and equity concerns from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. Rafael has been awarded the 2017 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship by WRI and the best 2019 PhD thesis award by the Transportation Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). He has a background in sociology and demography and obtained his PhD in Geography from the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) at Oxford University.