Sustainable Behaviour Change in Transport: Possibilities, Perception and Politics

7 February 2011, 1.00 PM - 7 February 2011, 1.00 PM

Basement Conference Room, School of Geographical Sciences

Professor Phil Goodwin, University West England

Title: Sustainable Behaviour Change in Transport: Possibilities, Perception and Politics (GWR Video Conference Seminar)

Date: Monday 7th February, 1:00-2:00pm

Location: Basement Conference Room, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol

Phil Goodwin is Professor of Transport Policy at the Centre for Transport and Society, UWE Bristol, and Emeritus Professor at University College London. He was formerly head of the transport research groups at Oxford University and UCL, a transport planner in London, a non-executive director of the Port of Dover, and an advisor to John Prescott helping to write the 1998 Transport White Paper. Recently he has advised the Department for Transport, the Committee on Climate Change, the Commission for Integrated Transport, UK local authorities, and foreign governments. His research is in the areas of travel behaviour and transport policy.

In this presentation he challenges the widespread assumption that transport is a particularly difficult sector to achieve behaviour change. There is a convergence of quite disparate policy and behavioural objectives which can reverse this assumption.

 

 

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