The Bartlett School of Planning


Urban mobility transitions: towards sustainable and liveable cities

28 November 2018, 9:30 am–4:30 pm

urban mobility

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Victoria Howard


Oxford Suite, Hallam Conference Centre
Hallam Street

Rapidly increasing urbanisation rates present significant mobility challenges for cities across the world, given commitments to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. A growing number of high income cities are attempting to constrain and reduce traffic levels and move towards sustainable mobility and liveability, while rapidly growing cities in Global South countries are faced with the stark choice of repeating the mistakes of many of the cities in so-called ‘developed’ countries, or moving more directly to transport systems which follow principles of sustainable mobility and liveability. This symposium brings together leading researchers in the UK and in Hong Kong who will share recent research on the different potential pathways and impacts for sustainable mobility and liveable cities, within this broader socio-demographic and cultural context.

There are three core themes:

  • Transition pathways to sustainable mobility

  • Impacts of new approaches

  • Towards liveable cities


  • Professor Peter Jones, OBE, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL
  • Professor Becky P.Y. Loo, Director of the Institute of Transport Studies and Head of Geography, University of Hong Kong
  • Prof. S.C. Wong, Chair Professor of Department of Civil Engineering and Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Jiangping Zhou, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Robin Hickman, Reader, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
  • Dr Tim Schwanen, Associate Professor, Director of the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Tom Cohen, Senior Research and Teaching fellow, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL
  • Dr. Clemence Cavoli, Research and Teaching fellow, Centre for Transport Studies, UCL
  • Mengqiu Cao, Ph.D Candidate, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Tea and coffee will be served from 9AM. Lunch will be provided.