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Positive Zero presents virtual panel “Roadmap for emission-free road transport and healthy urban living”

September 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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About the “Place-based solutions for decarbonizing transport” seminar series

Place-based decarbonization recognizes that different places have different capacities, paths, and costs for decarbonization; it also involves communities and businesses in designing the cities, towns, and villages they want. This seminar series, “Place-based solutions for decarbonizing transport,” hosted by Positive Zero Transport Futures and co-sponsored by Mobility Network and Climate Positive Energy, brings together speakers from all over the world to share their success stories and work on place-based solutions for decarbonizing transportation.

About “Roadmap for emission-free road transport and healthy urban living”

The very first seminar in this series is entitled “Roadmap for emission-free road transport and healthy urban living.” About 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by the year 2050. Insufficient urban and transportation planning contributes to unhealthy living conditions such as air pollution, noise, heat islands, a lack of green spaces, and premature deaths. The purpose of this seminar is to discuss how better urban and transportation planning can improve public health, what can be learned from Norway, a world leader in electrification, and how transportation options will evolve over time and be influenced by societal trends.

Event format

Three speakers will present under the following titles, and talks will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou, Director, Positive Zero Transport Futures, University of Toronto.

Featured speakers

  • “Car-free cities: Pathway to healthy urban living” – Professor Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, ISGlobal, Spain
  • “How transportation options will evolve over time and how they will be influenced by societal trends” – Dr. Aruna Sivakumar, Urban Systems Lab, Imperial College London
  • “Low carbon road transport, especially taking Norway as an example” – Dr. Erik Figenbaum, Institute for Transport Economics, Norwegian Centre for Transport Research


Free. All are welcome to register to attend.

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