09 MAY 2018 (WED) | 09:00 - 17:30

THE ROLE OF TRANSPORT IN TRANSITING TO LIVEABLE AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES IN EUROPE AND CHINA

HKU-UCL SYMPOSIUM 2018

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CONVENORS:

PROFESSOR BECKY P. Y. LOO

Professor & Head, Department of Geography, HKU

Director, Institute of Transport Studies (ITS), HKU


PROFESSOR PETER JONES

Professor, Centre for Transport Studies, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London


DATE:

09 MAY 2018 (WEDNESDAY)


TIME:

09:00 - 17:30


VENUE:

CPD 3.28, 3/F, THE JOCKEY CLUB TOWER, CENTENNIAL CAMPUS, THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG


ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION:

MR. KA HO TSOI (jasonf1d@hku.hk)


JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY:

Institute of Transport Studies and the Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Centre for Transport Studies, University College London (UCL)


ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM:

The world’s population is becoming increasingly urbanized, which is presenting huge mobility challenges for cities, given commitments to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Cities with high levels of motorization are attempting to constrain and reduce traffic levels and move towards sustainable mobility and liveability; while cities in developing countries are faced with a stark choice of repeating the evolutionary mistakes of many of the cities in more developed countries, or ‘leapfrogging’ car-oriented mobility to directly develop cities around the principles of sustainable mobility and liveability. While cities are unique in their development paths, much can be learnt from the experience of cities that have faced the challenges of motorisation in past decades. HKU and UCL have internationally leading researchers addressing mobility challenges within this broader spatial and socio-technical context, in their own regions of the world. This initiative provides the opportunity first, to share existing methodologies and findings, and to produce new insights relevant both to academic and practitioner contexts; and second, to develop new knowledge through a joint research programme, and to incorporate the outputs into teaching programmes. Leading researchers of HKU, UCL, Nanjing University and Peking University will speak at this symposium. We welcome all academics, policy makers, industry partners, consultants, professional practitioners, students and other interested parties from across different sectors to join us in this symposium!



THEME 1:

Sustainable Urban Transport: Current Situations, Challenges and Opportunities in Europe and China


SPEAKERS:

PROFESSOR PETER JONES

Centre for Transport Studies, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London


PROFESSOR PENGJUN ZHAO

Professor, School of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University


PROFESSOR ANTHONY G. O. YEH

Chair Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong



THEME 2:

Sustainable Transport Policy and Planning: Empirical Evidence in UK and China


SPEAKERS:

PROFESSOR FENG ZHEN

Professor & Vice-dean, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University


DR TOM COHEN

Senior Research Associate, Centre for Transport Studies, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London


DR CLEMENCE CAVOLI

Research Associate, Centre for Transport Studies, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London



THEME 3:

Transport, Land Use and Sustainability: Principles and Theories in Urban Planning


SPEAKERS:

PROFESSOR S. C. WONG

Professor & Chair of Transport Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering

Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong


DR JIANGPING ZHOU

Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong


DR ROBIN HICKMAN

Reader in Transport and City Planning, The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London



ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION* FOR INVITED CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS ONLY.

Sustainable Transport Strategies in Shaping a Liveable City

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