The future of the car - Dr Ian Espada
The car handles the most personal trips in Australia. A scenario wherein current trends prevail into the next generation is described and discussed from the point of view of sustainability. Emerging trends on electrification, shared economy, connectivity, big data and autonomy are examined on how they impact the car of the future.
Dr Ian Espada holds degrees in traffic engineering and transport planning from the University of Tokyo (PhD) and Asian Institute of Technology (MSCE), as well as in civil engineering from Central Philippine University (BSCE). From 2001 to 2008, he worked as a transport planner for ALMEC Corporation.
Dr Espada joined the Network Operations team of ARRB Group in 2008. He is currently the Network Operations Team Leader at ARRB.
The future of public transport - Professor Graham Currie
In considering the future of public transport he will:
- consider how “new mobility”, “autonomous vehicles”, “shared mobility” and “ride sharing” is going to impact urban transit;
- explore the future case for Urban Transit systems;
- look at some new and interesting developments in the field.
Professor Graham Currie FTSE, is the Director of the Public Transport Research Group at the Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University. He is a research leader and policy adviser and founder of the Public transport research group at Monash Uni. Prof Currie’s experience spans Project Management, Demand Forecasting, Planning Methods in Public Transport, Regulatory Reviews, Efficiency and Performance Benchmarking, Training, Market Research, Investment Appraisal and Financial and Economic Analysis
The future of Active Transport - Ms Katie Dickson
This presentation will provide insight into:
- space efficient movement for productive places (with a brief introduction to Movement and Place - the evolution of SmartRoads)
- sustainable urban living, where movement is achieved without impeding the productivity of place, noting the importance of walking and cycling;
- relieving train station car parks (with a brief introduction to the Victorian Cycling Strategy);
- city resilience in the face of disaster (predictable break downs, climate change, emissions etc);
- changing fuels (impact of electric motors for bicycles).
Katie Dickson has worked in the field of strategic planning, design and planning of active transport for over 20 years. She is a geographer and transport planner by profession, and has worked for local Councils, NGOs and State Government agencies in London and Melbourne.