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Event – Workshop symposium led by Professor John Whitelegg on Low Carbon Urban Transport – 10-13 November

Posted in Events, Models, Movements, Policies, Research by Ferne Edwards on July 18th, 2008

Advance Announcement – Workshop symposium led by Professor John Whitelegg on Low Carbon Urban Transport
November 10th-13th 2008
University of Melbourne (venue to be announced)

Climate change and peak oil are happening now. Complain and fight the inevitable? Or refit our cities for low carbon transport, and in the process make them better places to live, work and move around in?

The Australasian Centre for the Governance and Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT) and the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) at the University of Melbourne will host a four day workshop symposium on low carbon urban transport led by John Whitelegg, leading European expert on sustainable transport and livable environments. The symposium and workshop will aim to develop an influential framework and visions for ways to transform the dynamics of mobility for Melbourne over the next 25 years. The symposium and workshops will be structured to allow single day attendance. For high quality outcomes the class will be limited to forty participants, so to secure a place please get your application in early.

John Whitelegg is Leader of the Implementing Sustainability Group at the Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York (www.sei.se/index.php see ‘Implementing Sustainability).

Prices: full four day course – $1250; two days – $700; one day – $380.
Early bird discounts will apply.

Expressions of interest are now invited. Contact Danielle Hearn, GAMUT Executive Officer for registration: (03) 8344 7475 or email : dhearn @unimelb.edu.au

Profile
Professor John Whitelegg
has worked for 25 years on transport, environment and sustainable development issues. This work includes direct experience of managing transport systems in the north of Scotland (air, ferry and bus), academic teaching and research at Lancaster University for 16 years, working with a German traffic ministry in Duesseldorf, mathematical modelling of freight flows, solving transport problems in Canada, India, Israel, Romania, Australia and projects in most European countries. He has written 8 books and more than 50 articles. His main interests now are in fundamental restructuring of transport supply and demand to reflect sustainability principles and to deliver health objectives through transport policy globally. He has specific interests in urban planning in Asian cites and in the developed world, in the links between transport infrastructure investment and economic progress and in the human rights and ethical issues surrounding transport policy. John edits the journal World Transport Policy and Practice.

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