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Leeds, United Kingdom
November 1st, 2012

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About this event

According to a recent report by the OECD (2012), prepared by the International Transport Forum, compared to 2010 figures, global passenger volumes could grow as much as 2.5 times by 2050, and freight growth could be as much as four times. Despite efforts in promoting energy efficiency, the resulting CO2 emissions from the projected increase in passenger and freight transport are expected to be 2.5 times the 2010 figures.
This TEDx event will bring together a number of leading academics and experts whose work aims to contribute to a substantial reduction in emissions from transport by means of behaviour change, new technologies and new ways of travelling around our future cities.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dan Sperling
    Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, Acting Director, Energy Efficiency Center, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Professor, Environmental Science and Policy University of California Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Michel Parent
    Cybernetic technologies for the car in the city
  • Greg Marsden
    Director, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Senior Lecturer - Transport Policy and Strategy
  • James Tate
    Lecturer, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Research interests - Transport and the Environment; Better understanding the on-road vehicle fleet and its emission characteristics
  • Isobel Stoddart
    Electric Bicycle Network
  • Lucinda Turner
    (Head of Sub-Regional Strategy & Policy), Transport for London

Venue and Details

The Great Hall
University of Leeds
Leeds, ls29jt
United Kingdom

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