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Transport Futures' Intercity Travel Conference in Toronto

07 December 2017

We sponsored the Intercity Travel Conference, organised by Transport Futures and held in Toronto on 27 November 2017.  With a focus on rail and bus, the conference explored the past, present and future state of intercity travel in Ontario, through the lens of both local and international speakers, and their experiences.

Tags: Bus, Cities, Rail
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On the need for transport hub masterplans

20 November 2017

The wonders of Crossrail have been heralded for years, and not without reason. The mammoth scale of the engineering endeavour and the technical achievements are admirable. However, from an urban design perspective, it is much more exciting to study what Crossrail will do for London.

Improving forecasts through ‘Nudge’ theory

15 November 2017

It is notoriously difficult to predict what’s going to happen with new technologies. However, being able to do so is of uttermost importance in the transport sector. Behavioural Economics, if applied correctly, can help in this almost impossible quest of predicting the speed of adoption of new technology. To illustrate this, we use two very different types of technology, Uber and Electric Vehicles.

Complete streets, a route to healthier and safer lives

14 September 2017

Many cities face critical health and safety issues, with poor air quality killing around 5.5 million people worldwide annually. In India, it is estimated that around 1.2 million people die yearly due to air pollution costing the economy an estimated 3% of GDP. In cities, taking a ‘complete streets’ approach can help address health issues and make our cities safer and more liveable.

A burst of fresh thinking on the impacts of international connectivity for the North of England

06 September 2017

Movement Matters is a series of inspirational seminars, debates and workshops in the UK and USA, presented by Steer Davies Gleave, exploring new inspiring ideas about places, people and economies.

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