Professor Graham Currie to Speak on the Transformation of Cities Through Light Rail

prof CurrieWe are pleased to announce Professor Graham Currie, Professor of Public Transport, Public Transport Research Group, Institute of Transport Studies as a Keynote Speaker at The 9th International Urban Design Conference; Smart Cities for 21st Century Australia – How urban design innovation can change our cities to be held at Hyatt Canberra from 7th-8th November 2016. He will be speaking on; ‘Transforming Cities with Sympathetic Light Rail Transit Insertion – Lessons for Australia’.

This paper summarises findings to date on an Australian project exploring best practices in design of streets for improved placemaking as part of light rail transit  development including a summary of current performance of the Melbourne light rail and a review of the revolutionary developments in France as part of the Nouveau Tramway movement.

Prof Currie is an international Public Transport research leader and policy advisor with over 30 years experience.  He has published more research papers in leading international peer research journals in this field than any other researcher in the world.  Professor Currie has worked for some of the world’s leading Public Transport Operators including London Transport, and he has managed numerous Public Transport research and development projects internationally.

He is Chair of the US Transportation Research Board committee on Light Rail Transit and is currently leading a research program on Place Making and Street Design for Light Rail in Melbourne.

The 9th International Urban Design Conference; Smart Cities for 21st Century Australia – How urban design innovation can change our cities  will be held at Hyatt Canberra from 7th-8th November 2016 with optional tours available on Wednesday 9th November.

Registrations are now open. CLICK HERE to register for the Conference. Early bird closes 26th September 2016 so be quick to receive a discounted rate.

This years’ theme, will focus on an understanding of what makes a city ‘smart’ from a urban design perspective and how the built environment develops during the city planning process.

Last Chance Speaker Opportunity – Speak alongside other leaders in their field

Authors or organisations interested in presenting at the 9th International Urban Design Conference are invited to submit an abstract. To submit an abstract CLICK HERE. Abstracts close 25th July 2016.

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