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Events – Upcoming transport events in Melbourne – 14 – 17 February

Posted in Events, Policies, Research by Ferne Edwards on February 14th, 2008

The list of events below are taking place at the Sustainable Living Festival, from 14 – 17 February.

Sustainable Transport – Visions for Melbourne in 2010
A range of sustainable transport organisations will present their vision on where Victoria could be in 2010. This two hour event is part of the 2008 Sustainable Living Festival. The organisations and speakers include:
Australasian Centre for the Governance And Management of Urban Transport (Gamut) – John Stone
Architects for Peace – Beatriz C. Maturana
Blind Citizens Australia – Jessica Zammit
Department of Infrastructure – Jim Betts
Environment Victoria – Victoria McKenzie-McHarg
Metropolitan Transport Forum – Jackie Fristacky
Planning Institute of Australia – Jason Black
Public Transport Users Association (Victoria) – Kerryn Wilmot
Tourism & Transport Forum – Stewart Prins
Victorian Local Governance Association – Greg Thomas
Date & Time: Sunday 17 February, 10am – 12noon (Doors open from 9.30am)
Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square
Cost: Free (but you can support the Festival by buying a Voluntary Ticket)
More information:
http://www.slf.org.au/festival/program/talks/1361

Going Electric – Vehicles for a Petrol Free Future (Richard Keech)
This presentation will succinctly make the case for battery electric vehicles (BEVs). In particular it will outline the author’s personal search for sustainable private transport. The presentation aims to show: why oil is a problem; the possible consequences of failing to constrain use of oil; why hybrids are not the answer; how BEVs can replace petrol-powered vehicles right now; the author’s experiences in acquiring and using a BEV.
Date & Time: Sunday 17 February, 12noon – 1pm
Venue: Design Tent, Federation Square
Cost: Free (but you can support the Festival by buying a Voluntary Ticket)
More information:
http://www.slf.org.au/festival/program/talks/1263

Pearls-on-a-String – Sustainable Design and Transport (Stephen Ingrouille)
Many of us are addicted to our cars but their use adds to our health problems and for non-occupants these vehicles cause loss of amenity and intrusion into our social spaces. Victoria needs to substantially improve its public transport infrastructure particularly for the new fringe suburbs but also for the central core which in many ways is at capacity. There is a solution in Ultra-Light Rail particularly where it is combined with an urban design process known as ‘Pearls-on-a-String. Ultra-Light Rail (or Light Tram) comprises of vehicles that are less expensive, weigh physically less, need less intensive track work and do not utilise an expensive overhead pantograph system.
Date & Time: Sunday 17 February, 3pm – 4pm
Venue: Design Tent, Federation Square
Cost: Free (but you can support the Festival by buying a Voluntary Ticket)
More information:
http://www.slf.org.au/festival/program/talks/1255

Biofuels – First and Second Generation (Daniel Epstein)
What are Biofuels; Biodiesel, Ethanol, Electric, LPG, CPG and how they impact the car, the economy, the environment and are they viable? 2nd generation biofuels will be discussed; a working Algae demonstration reactor will also be on show at the Festival. Daniel will talk from experience about what the Transport fuel direction is in Australia and what it should be. Learn about the way forward with Biofuels and sustainability in modern life.
Date & Time: Saturday 16 February, 11am – 12noon
Venue: Design Tent, Federation Square
Cost: Free (but you can support the Festival by buying a Voluntary Ticket)
More information:
http://www.slf.org.au/festival/program/talks/1257

'Sustainable Transport' by gerry balding

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