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About this event: According to a recent report by the OECD (2012), prepared by the International Transport Forum, compared to 2010 figures, global passenger volumes could grow as much as 2.5 times by 2050, and freight growth could be as much as four times. Despite efforts in promoting energy efficiency, the resulting CO2 emissions from the projected increase in passenger and freight transport are expected to be 2.5 times the 2010 figures.
This TEDx event will bring together a number of leading academics and experts whose work aims to contribute to a substantial reduction in emissions from transport by means of behaviour change, new technologies and new ways of travelling around our future cities.

Reducing the impact of transport on the environment University of Leeds

    • Sciences

About this event: According to a recent report by the OECD (2012), prepared by the International Transport Forum, compared to 2010 figures, global passenger volumes could grow as much as 2.5 times by 2050, and freight growth could be as much as four times. Despite efforts in promoting energy efficiency, the resulting CO2 emissions from the projected increase in passenger and freight transport are expected to be 2.5 times the 2010 figures.
This TEDx event will bring together a number of leading academics and experts whose work aims to contribute to a substantial reduction in emissions from transport by means of behaviour change, new technologies and new ways of travelling around our future cities.

    • video
    Reducing the volume of traffic jams

    Reducing the volume of traffic jams

    Mbongeni recently graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSC degree in Mathematics with Finance.

    Mbongeni has spent several years as a Leeds Young Author and member of Toastmasters International.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    • 3 min
    • video
    Transport for the future

    Transport for the future

    Alexios is an undergraduate student at the University of Leeds studying MEng, BEng Mechanical Engineering.

    Alexios is an active member of Greenpeace in his country and is a participant of debates and model congresses inside and outside his country's border about several environmental topics, including sanitation in Africa, Nuclear Weapon Proliferation, Reduction of C02 emissions with the use of renewable energy sources and the increase of public transportation.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    • 3 min
    • video
    The right language for communicating scientific research

    The right language for communicating scientific research

    Mojtaba is a PhD student in the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds specialising in Traffic Safety and Driving Behaviour.

    During his PhD studies, Mojtaba recognised the need for using the "right" language to influence behavioural changes. He observed that there are many important findings that due to lack of using the right language are not put into practice within societies. However he noticed that industry has been consistently successful in this aspect. Mojtaba's aim is to attract the attention of researchers in the field of urban mobility to the importance of involving Marketing and Education studies in the dissemination of research results.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    • 6 min
    • video
    How can we save journey times in the future?

    How can we save journey times in the future?

    Marcelo recently graduated from the University of Leeds with an MSc in Transport Planning.

    Marcelo works in a transport consultancy involved with the promotion of sustainable transport, and has a broad understanding of the challenges and needs of transport systems for the future. With a background in Industrial Design, he is interested on the application of future technologies in transport solutions.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    • 6 min
    • video
    Creating the green car

    Creating the green car

    Daniel Sperling is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis).

    In February 2007, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Daniel to the "automotive engineering" seat on the California Air Resources Board. In this position he focuses on climate policy, low carbon fuels and vehicles, and reducing vehicle travel and land use. Daniel is recognized as a leading international expert on transportation technology assessment, energy and environmental aspects of transportation, and transportation policy. He was co-director of the 2007 study that designed California's landmark low carbon fuel standard and co-director of a follow-up 2012 national study. In 2008 he was appointed the first chair of the "Future of Transportation" Council of the Davos World Economic Forum. Alongside authoring "Two Billion Cars", he was a lead author of the transportation chapter on the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. In 2010 he received a Heinz Award for his "achievements in the research of alternative transportation fuels and his responsibility for the adoption of cleaner transportation policies in California and across the United States."

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    • 15 min
    • video
    Our relationship with cars

    Our relationship with cars

    Lucinda Turner is Head of Sub Regional Strategy & Policy, Transport for London.

    Lucinda joined TfL in 2006 as Policy Manager of Congestion Charging, leading the work on policy development and consultations for the scheme - including proposals for the £25 charge for high emitting vehicles and both the implementation and the removal of the Western Extension zone. She became Head of Strategy and Policy in TfL Planning, developing the policy for Section 106 for Crossrail, leading the consultation for the Mayor's Transport Strategy and becoming environmental champion for TfL. Over the past four years Lucinda has led TfL's work on environmental strategies - with a particular focus on the development of the Mayor's Air Quality and Climate Change Strategies. This has included developing the Clean Air Fund for London, driving forward bus retrofit programmes within TfL and also leading the work on the air quality impacts of the Olympics and the associated transport measures. She is also responsible for TfL's work on Opportunity Areas - looking at how transport can better support new development and ensure sustainable growth.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    • 16 min

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