Transportation Futures Workshop

Transportation Futures Workshop
23 March 2020
09:30 - 15:30
Institute for Global Innovation & Institute for Advanced Studies, 54 Pritchatts Road, University of Birmingham

Transport is essential for modern society for people to access employment, education and healthcare. This is particularly true in urban areas where millions of people use rail, metro, buses, or private cars on a daily basis. But what does the future hold for our transport? How can the sector adapt to climate change or address environmental challenges such as air pollution? The Transportation Futures workshop will bring together international academics working in different disciplines to share their research and explore future collaborative opportunities. In the morning there will be a series of presentations, followed by lunch. In the afternoon there will be small group discussions to develop multidisciplinary research ideas for upcoming funding opportunities. This event is supported by the Birmingham International Engagement Fund and the Institute for Global Innovation.


Confirmed speakers for the morning session include:


Professor Hironori Kato, University of Tokyo, transportation policy and economics

Professor Miles Tight, UoB, sustainable transport

Sarah Greenham, PhD Candidate,  the impact of heat on the London Underground

Dr David Jaroszweski – NERC Research Fellow in transport resilience to weather and climate

Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen – Senior Lecturer in railway resilience and sustainability

Dr Professor John Thornes, air quality at Birmingham New Street Station

Dr Andrew Quinn, Reader in Atmospheric Science and Engineering

Dr Marcelo Blumenfeld, Industrial Fellow in transportation

Dr Emma Ferranti, EPSRC Research Fellow in climate resilience, air quality and green infrastructure


If you would like to attend the event, or give a short presentation on your research, then please contact Dr Emma Ferranti: to reserve a place. Researchers outside of Geography and Engineering are very welcome.