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These online audio resources consist of lectures, seminars and interviews from the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford.

    Smart Technologies and Public Participation in Transport Planning

    Smart Technologies and Public Participation in Transport Planning

    Dr Richard Kingston and Dr Bryan Marshall provide a critical view on smart cities and discuss some of its implications to rethink the role of citizen engagement in urban and transport planning. One of the core ideas behind Smart Cities is that the progress in information technologies enables urban and transport planning to be based on better informed decisions using data-driven solutions to urban problems. Yet our understanding of how the emerging role of technology and data in our cities will shape public participation in urban and transport planning is still limited. A well-discussed pitfall is that smart city technologies can give the false idea that urban planning becomes simply a matter of efficient administration, leading to technocratic approaches in decision-making. Despite the potential of such smart technologies to engender new forms of public participation and reduce information gaps between citizens and local governments, another pitfall is that not all social groups equally have the appropriate skills and resources to use these new technologies to influence planning decisions. In both cases, an uncritical adoption of smart cities can undermine participatory planning, either by withdrawing the political and participatory dimension of planning, or by exacerbating the social imbalance of who gets to be heard. This seminar will provide critical view on smart cities and discuss some of its implications to rethink the role of citizen engagement in urban and transport planning.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Politics of Roadspace part two

    Politics of Roadspace part two

    Martin Cassini, Equality Streets, gives a talk for the Transport Studies Unit Hilary Term Seminar Series.

    • 30 min
    Politics of Roadspace part one

    Politics of Roadspace part one

    Justin Spinney, University of Cardiff gives a talk for the Transport Studies Unit Hilary Term Seminar Series. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 36 min
    Politics of Infrastructure: Spineless Development? part two

    Politics of Infrastructure: Spineless Development? part two

    Tim Schwanen, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford gives a talk for the Transport Studies Unit Hilary Term Seminar Series. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 38 min
    Politics of Infrastructure: Spineless Development? part one

    Politics of Infrastructure: Spineless Development? part one

    Nigel Tipple, Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership gives a talk for the Transport Studies Unit Hilary Term Seminar Series.

    • 21 min
    Delivering Low Carbon Transport across the UK's Devolved Administrations part two

    Delivering Low Carbon Transport across the UK's Devolved Administrations part two

    Stuart Hay, Vice Chair of Transform Scotland and Scottish Director of Living Streets gives a talk for the Transport Studies Unit Hilary Term Seminar Series. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 36 min

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