Sustainable Urban Mobility - Responding to the Challenge
Date: 10 December 2012
Location: Council Room, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster
Price: Free (LowCVP/IMechE member priority)
How will technology shape mobility in the cities of the future? Find out about some exciting new ideas presented at this half-day seminar which included presentations from leading speakers on innovative options for improving transport and mobility in urban areas. Held in association with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the event included presentations from the winners of the LowCVP's Urban Mobility Technology Challenge 2012. Copies of the presentations can be downloaded below.
The seminar was intended to be of particular interest to city and other urban authorities; public transport operators; the investment community; SMEs and other innovators in this field; consultancies with a technology focus in this area. It included presentations on the city of the future including real world case studies from leading speakers, and featured presentations from the 2012 LowCVP Urban Mobility Technology Challenge winners. (See press release.)
14:00 Welcome:Dr Colin Brown, Director of Engineering, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Mobility in the city of the future
14:10 The City of the future – adapting to climate change and other drivers
Prof Austin Smyth, Director of Centre for Sustainable Communities and Professor of Transport, University of Hertfordshire
14:30 Achieving a vision of sustainability in Great Manchester
David Hytch, Director, Transport for Greater Manchester
14:45 Urban development and sustainable mobility from around the world
Volker Buscher, Director & Practice Leader IT & Communications Systems, Ove Arup
15:00 Heathrow Airport – the case for personal rapid transport
Fraser Brown, Managing Director, Ultra Global PRT
15.30 Technology Challenge Winners
17:15 The Big Debate - Innovation in urban mobility technology – Overcoming the Challenges
• Chaired by Richard Bruges, Productive
• Panel; Mike Schofield, Transport KTN, Kate Armitage, EDF Energy, Fraser Brown, Ultra Global PRT, Anne McIvor, Cleantech Magazine, Prof Austin Smyth, Centre for Sustainable Communities.
18:00 Closing address: Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
The seminar is supported by Cleantech Investor magazine.