Nurturing the Young –

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Seminar on Climate Change and Transportation : A Changing Climate?

Date, time & venue 
2009-12-11;5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (5:30 pm – 6:00 pm reception);Room AG 710, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Programme Highlights

The potentially dramatic impact of climate change is a rapidly increasing worldwide concern. Transportation may have a role to play in mitigating climate change. On the other hand, the potential impact of climate change may also influence the organization of activities and related travel in time and space. This seminar summarize the current discussion, discuss alternative transportation-related solutions to mitigate climate change, reflect on the prospects of these alternative solutions and identify avenues of future research. 




Dr. Harry J.P. Timmermans, Chaired Professor of Urban Planning at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research interest is in modelling activity-travel patterns and developing decision support systems in a variety of applications areas, including transportation. His latest research projects concern the development of large-scale dynamic activity-based models, linking activity-travel patterns to energy use and environmental performance criteria and the application of pervasive technology in transportation. He has (co-)authored over 500 journal articles and several books in urban planning, transportation, marketing, tourism, operations research, artificial intelligence an applied computer science. He is founding editor of the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services and serves on the editorial board of various journals in different disciplines. He also is member of the board of IATBR and several TRB committees.



Registration & Enquiries

Please call Prof. William H.K. Lam at Tel. 2766 6045 for more information.


Free admission, for registration and reservation, please contact Ms Connie Lam at Tel: 2766 6070 or Fax: 2334 6389


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