Four cities in one day: Travel and urban form

The Centre for Sustainable Cities held a workshop on 19 February 2009 as a part of the University of Otago Summer School Programme. This was a highly successful day themed around transport and urban form. 

The Centre had a high calibre of presentations highlighting the latest related research and methods from New Zealand and overseas. The connections made in terms of analysis and networks certainly added to the value of the day. Please email us if you would like to be put on our contacts list for future seminars.

Presenters included:

Professor Reid Ewing: Highway building, induced travel, and climate change
Author of Growing Cooler, Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah

Guy Salmon: Collaborative governance in designing sustainable cities
Executive Director, Ecologic

Dr Michael Keall: Changes in travel in small and large NZ cities
Centre for Sustainable Cities, University of Otago

Professor Alistair Woodward: Clean air by (urban) design
School of Population and Health, University of Auckland

Dr Sarah Hind: Understanding car cultures
Post Doctoral Fellow, SHORE, Massey University, Auckland

Dr Susan Krumdieck: Transportation in sustainable urban form
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury

Melanie Thornton: Genuine progress indicator: A guide to urban development aspirations
Project Leader Wellington Regional Strategy, Greater Wellington Regional Council

Dr Ralph Chapman:  Shaping a useful urban research agenda
School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

Nick Preval and Angus Hulme-Moir: Walking the talk: Sustainable transport in four NZ cities  
Summer Student Scholarship Programme, Centre for Sustainable Cities, University of Otago

Martin Workman: A sustainable transport future for Nelson
Manager Environmental Policy, Nelson City Council

Tony Moore: Sustainable transport: Christchurch perspective
Principal Advisor – Sustainability, Strategy and Planning, Christchurch City Council

Richard Hurn: Transport strategies
National Manager Organisational Direction, NZ Transport Agency