Peter and Charlie will report back on their research projects, funded through the Sustainable Built Environment, National Research Centre, on how new autonomous technology and smart systems technology are providing new opportunities for how we build the city of the future. The potential of Trackless Trams (using autonomous sensors to provide speed and stability) and Smart Systems like AI, Blockchain and IoT, can make transport so much better. However there still needs to be choices about what it is for rather than letting the technology be directing how we proceed. This is why we will still need all our old fashioned common sense to help build the city of the future. The choices will be presented to see what kind of future we would prefer.
Prof. Peter Newman AO
Peter William Geoffrey Newman AO is an environmental scientist, author and educator based in Perth, Western Australia. He is currently Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and was awarded an Order of Australia for sustainable transport and urban design in 2014. Peter sat on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is the Co-ordinating Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC.
Dr. Charlie Hargroves
Charlie Hargroves is a dedicated, passionate, and collaborative action researcher focused on making a contribution to the world’s sustainability transition. Charlie has worked with many of the world’s leading sustainable development experts over the last 15 years and has made a strong contribution to the field through his writing, consulting, and public speaking.
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