The webinar will discuss two complementary approaches to change engineering practice in transport in response to climate change. The approaches discussed are Climate Change Adaptation, by Professor Michael Taylor and Transition Engineering, by Professor Susan Krumdieck.
Adaptation refers to alternative frameworks for adapting to climate change in the planning, provision and management of transport systems.
Transition Engineering is a systematic methodology to help engineers deal with changing unsustainable activities. It applies concepts of risk management to managing climate change, peak oil and other resource depletion challenges.
About the speakers:
Prof. Michael Taylor
Emeritus Professor of Transport Planning, University of South Australia
Professor Michael Taylor is Emeritus Professor of Transport Planning at the University of South Australia. He has some 50 years experience in transport research, gained at universities in Australasia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, in CSIRO, and in the OECD. His current research is in three areas: climate change adaptation for transport systems, integrated transport and land use planning, focusing on low carbon urban development, and transport network reliability and vulnerability. In 2014 he was awarded the Engineers Australia Transport Medal for outstanding individual contributions to transport in Australia. His most recent book, Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems, was published by Elsevier in November 2020.
Prof. Susan Krumdeick
Professor and Chair in Energy Transition at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Professor Susan Pran Krumdieck MNZM is a New Zealand engineering academic. She was an academic from 2000 to 2020, and the first woman appointed to full professor in engineering in 2014 at the University of Canterbury. She is currently Professor and Chair in Energy Transition at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.
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