The historical move to the car-friendly city

– How did it happen and what lessons can be learned? ​Welcome to listen and discuss a lunch seminar organized by Chalmers Transport Area of Advance, on 25 October.

During the 1950s and the following decades, Swedish society was adapted to the car. Cities were refurbished and rebuilt to provide space for the technology, often at the expense of social, environmental and aesthetic functions. Today we see a new technology shift where cities have to adapt to, for example, self-driving vehicles. What can we learn from history when we plan today's cities?
At the lunch seminar The historical move to the car-friendly city: How did it happen and what lessons can be learned, Per Lundin takes us on a journey from the car optimism of the 1950's to the transition to future transport systems that we see today.
Per Lundin is Professor of History of Technology at Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers. He received his PhD in History of Technology (2008) from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In 2012, he was appointed docent (i.e. associate professor) in Economic History at Uppsala University.

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During the seminar we offer coffee/tea and a vegetarian lunchwrap.
The seminar is in English.
WHEN: October 25, 2018, at 12-14. The lecture takes about 40 minutes. Afterwards there will be plenty of time for questions, discussion and mingling.
WHERE: Chalmers teknikpark, Sven Hultins Gata 9, Gothenburg
REGISTRATION is required. The number of seats are limited, register at the latest 18 October.


Please note that the seminar is not intended for students.
Category Seminar
Location: Chalmers teknikpark, office building,
Starts: 25 October, 2018, 12:00
Ends: 25 October, 2018, 14:00

Published: Tue 09 Oct 2018. Modified: Tue 23 Oct 2018