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: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place. Researchers outside of Geography and Engineering are very welcome.