Guest Seminar: The future isn't what it used to be

How technology and society will change the face of urban transport

Transport planner Todd Litman will be in Canberra to share his insights into the changing face of transport. Todd is director and founder of Canada's Victoria Transport Policy Institute and is the author of the Transportation Demand Management Encyclopaedia. Todd presents his case for public transport-friendly cities. He argues that a number of economic, social and technological patterns are emerging that will change and diversify travel demand, weakening the dominance of the motor car. These changes have fundamental implications for the way we should think about transport technology and the ways we plan our transport systems and infrastructure.