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Provocations in Transport (3/4): "Invisible Infrastructures - You wait ages for a flying car and then two come along together..."

UCL Centre for Transport Studies

Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

Provocations in Transport (3/4): "Invisible...

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Abstract

Information is the invisible infrastructure that will drive innovation in future effective transport solutions, in a emerging world of smart cities the patterns of movement of goods and people may well be very different that today with an underlying maxim of "less is more" when it comes to individual journeys - What are the technological developments of today they will lead to this near future and how can we prepare for the resulting societal changes - And yes how do we prevent two flying cars turning up at the same time !

 

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Ed Parsons is a London-based Geospatial Technologist and tech evangelist at Google. He is working to evangelise geospatial data for commercial application and consequently, to improve the usability and efficiency of location based tools at Google.  

 

About the Provocations in Transport

The Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at UCL is presenting a series of provocative lectures on issues concerning transport. The lectures are free of charge and open to all interetsed parties with compulsory registration. 

 

Registration will start at 5:00pm in the South Cloisters (part of Wilkins Building: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/south-cloisters) and refreshments will be available from this time. 

Have questions about Provocations in Transport (3/4): "Invisible Infrastructures - You wait ages for a flying car and then two come along together..."? Contact UCL Centre for Transport Studies

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WC1E 6BT Wilkins Building, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)


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UCL Centre for Transport Studies

We are a Centre at UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) and part of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL.

We focus on improving mobility to make a better quality of life for all. We are an integral part of Transport at UCL (formerly UCL Transport Institute) 

We're engineering a better world.

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