Traffic management for the 21st century

On Feb. 1 Professor Markos Papageorgiou presented a free public lecture in Toronto as part of the University of Toronto Department of Civil+Mineral Engineering Distinguished Lecture series. This particular lecture was additionally sponsored by CAA.

Lecturer and audience

Markos Papageorgiou Lecture Feb 1 2018 (photo: Soheil Alizadeh)

Professor Papageorgiou’s one-hour presentation entitled “Traffic Management for the 21st Century” included memorable lines such as “Intelligent vehicles may lead to dumb traffic flow” and examined possible outcomes of different future scenarios.

audience looking to speaker

Markos Papageorgiou Lecture Feb 1 2018 (photo: Shoshanna Saxe)

Following his presentation, knowledgeable and articulate invited panelists shared their views and provided local context. Audience Q&A  around this timely topic – with so many questions yet to be answered – resulted in learning on all sides.

panelists listens to audience questions

Listening to a question from the audience. (L-R) Baher Abdulhai, Teresa Di Felice, Steve Erwin, Gregg Loane, Markos Papageorgiou, Judy Farvolden (photo: Fahad Khan)

The large and receptive audience enjoyed hearing from Teresa Di Felice, Director, Government & Community Relations, CAA; Stephen Erwin, Head, Intelligent Transportation Systems, MTO; Gregg Loane, Manager, ITS Capital Delivery, City of Toronto. Discussion was moderated by Baher Abdulhai, Professor and Director, Toronto Intelligent Transportation Systems Centre. Dr. Judy Farvolden, Program Director at the University of Toronto Transportation Institute, moderated the audience Q & A.

Professor Papageorgiou kindly shared his presentation PDF here.

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