To deepen the understanding of complex issues related to transport and environment today, and to formulate integrated solutions for the future, this pilot research revisits forgotten historical collaborations that approached the transport-ecology nexus in radically innovative and inter-disciplinary ways. When Experts Meet focuses on women planners, architects and engineers, ecologists and consumer experts who were active in the ecological movement, urban conservation, and in the consumer movement throughout the 1970s and 1980s. When Experts Meet hopes to articulate alternative and interdisciplinary efforts in planning and architecture with particular relevance for transport and environment. It will provide observations regarding inter-disciplinary formats for collaborative work and contribute to writing women in the history of (transport) planning and architecture. In highlighting overlooked historical precedents, When Experts Meet moreover aims to inspire experts in industry and public sector research in their efforts towards integrated approaches to complex problems.
The project is closed: 31/12/2020