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Lectures by Prof. Greg Marsden
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THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, FACULTY OF ARTS is proud to host Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.


Greg is Professor of Transport Governance at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. He has researched issues surrounding the design and implementation of new policies for over 15 years covering a range of issues. Current work examines how the smart mobility transition will change how we think about what, how and who governs the mobility system. He is the Secretary General of the World Conference on Transport Research Society and the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Governance. He has served as an advisor to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee and regularly advises national and international governments.



Planning for Transportation: How should we plan?

Planning for Transportation: How do things get done?


Date: Thursday 11th May 2017

Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon

Venue: Engineering Building, Room 4 


In the first hour Prof. Marsden will look at the best practice guidance which informs European Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. Here the task of the planner is to agree objectives, analyse problems and recommend alternative courses of action consistent with policy goals. What does this look like and how does it work, drawing on examples from UK and international practice.


In the second hour Prof. Marsden will look at the practice of planning from an implementation perspective. Here, the focus will be on how issues become issues, how solutions become dominant and how decisions get made through networks of actors. It will consider the role of the state, private sector and other actors in the decision-making processes.





Should Malta be planning for a different mobility future?


Date: Thursday 11th May 2017

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm 

Venue: To be announced 


Recent decades have seen a significant growth in car use as incomes have risen in many countries and cities around the world. However, there is now a growing body of evidence that these trends have slowed or even reversed in a number of places. Explanations are various including changing preferences of younger people, the rise in information and communications technology and changing employment patterns. Some cities have accelerated these trends through targeted reallocation of roadspace and new fiscal incentives. Looking ahead, electric and autonomous vehicles are at the foothills of adoption and there are some places and companies looking to accelerate a shift to shared mobility rather than personal ownership of vehicles. In summary, a range of mobility futures is possible for Malta. What policy needs does Malta have? What would business as usual look like? What would radical change look like? What lessons might be learnt from elsewhere? This lecture seeks to explore these issues and provoke debate.  This lecture is informed by on-going work at the Commission on Travel Demand



Meeting Climate Change Targets: Lessons from the UK and Questions for Malta


Date: Friday 12th May 2017

Time: 11:00am - 12.00noon 

Venue: Old Humanities Building, Room 122 


This lecture will present the UK Climate Change Act of 2008 and the options facing the UK to decarbonise the transport sector. It examines policies adopted (and not adopted) to date and explores what is necessary for the UK to begin to make more substantial progress on emissions reduction from transport. It draws on findings from a three year study into climate change governance in the transport sector and recent work exploring the role of demand reduction in achieving emissions targets.



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Last Updated: 16 May 2017

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