Lunchseminarium: The Future of Infrastructure Planning - Rethinking transport infrastructure planning to extend its value over time

Chalmers and University of Gothenburg invite you to a lunch seminar by Transport Area of Andvance


Speaker: Moshe Givoni, Transport Research Unit, Tel-Aviv University

When: 29 May 2018, 12.00-14.00
Where: Chalmers Teknikpark, room Apollon, Sven Hultins gata 9C, Gothenburg.
Lunchwrap and coffee/tea will be served during the seminar.
(Please note that the seminar is not intended for students.)

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PROGRAMME
Introduction
Johan Woxenius, Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics, University of Gothenburg

The Future of Infrastructure Planning: Rethinking transport infrastructure planning to extend its value over time
Moshe Givoni, Transport Research Unit, Tel-Aviv University

Discussion
Moderator: Michael Browne, Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics, University of Gothenburg


ABSTRACT
Contemporary transport infrastructure planning typically rests upon the core belief that physical mobility has inherent advantages and that more of it will always yield better socio-economic outcomes. Such an embrace of maximum growth yields a misguided calculus for planning transport infrastructure. Rather than seeking to meet the demand for future mobility by reflexively expanding the quantity of infrastructure, there is a need to consider alternatives that can support a sustainable future and account for the ‘deep uncertainty’ surrounding future mobility needs and practices. By applying the 'half-life' concept to transport infrastructure, this presentation explores alternatives to extending its use over time that can open up new possibilities for generating and extending its value to society, largely by trying to introduce flexibility (or adaptability) into infrastructure’s design. This presentation aims to promote a conceptualization of a new approach for the design and provision of transport infrastructure.


MOSHE GIVONI
Moshe Givoni is head of the Transport Research Unit (TRU) and an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford where he was a Senior Researcher before joining Tel-Aviv University. He gained his PhD from University College London, and his MBA and before that BA in Economics and Geography from Tel-Aviv University. He previously held two Marie Curie Fellowships, including post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research interests all fall under the umbrella of "Moving towards Low Carbon Mobility" and focus on Public Transport, Conceptualization of Travel Time, Adaptive Planning of Transport Infrastructure, Policy Packaging and more. Moshe serves as an Associate-Editor for Transport Reviews journal. He is currently on Sabbatical leave at Aalto University, Finland.
Kategori Seminarium
Plats: Apollon, Chalmers teknikpark, Sven Hultins Gata 9C
Tid: 2018-05-29 12:00
Sluttid: 2018-05-29 14:00

Publicerad: ti 15 maj 2018.