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Join the conversation as transport expert Professor Anthony Perl presents 'How transport revolutions could facilitate the transition to post-carbon mobilities'.
This special seminar with Professor Anthony Perl (Canada) is hosted by RMIT University's Centre for Urban Research.
Global energy market gyrations have again demonstrated the challenges of finding a smooth pathway to post-carbon mobility. While reducing the use of oil as a transportation fuel represents an essential step toward sustainability, this transition is proving to be volatile and risky. Understanding and planning for transport revolutions can help to manage the challenges that lie ahead.
Anthony Perl is Professor of Urban Studies and Political Science at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He received his undergraduate honours degree in Government from Harvard University, followed by an MA and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto.
His research crosses disciplinary and national boundaries to explore policy decisions made about transportation, cities and the environment. He has published in dozens of scholarly journals and his work has been awarded prizes for outstanding papers presented at the World Conference on Transport Research and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. He has also produced five books, most recently Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil, co-authored with Richard Gilbert.
Anthony served on the Board of VIA Rail, Canada’s national passenger railway from 2008 - 2012. He is past Chair of the Rail Group of the US Transportation Research Board (TRB), a division of the National Research Council. Anthony is a Fellow of the Post-Carbon Institute and Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.
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