Transforming Transit

18 Feb 2016

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Queensland Museum Foundation

The successful design of urban centres must consider the mass transit of its citizens as key. 

With the revolution in intelligent, automated transportation upon us, what are the opportunities, limitations and ethics of the inexorable shift to intelligent transportation?

Working in partnership with global engineering firm Arup, the World Science Festival Brisbane convened Transforming Transit: a strategic foresight workshop designed to ask, and answer, the hard questions about the future of transportation in Brisbane.

Strategic foresight studies typically involve a blend of evidence and imagination. Such narratives might include discussions on megatrends, and mega shocks, as well as scenario planning, predictive modelling and disruptive technologies.

In this one-day workshop led by Arup’s Dr Chris Luebkeman, a select group of multi-disciplinary thinkers, entrepreneurs and innovators discussed and debated the future of urban mobility, the impact of cars on climate and long term liveability of our cities, how advances in technology change, how we think about transit and they ways Australia position itself to become an innovation hotspot for automated transportation.

Outcomes from the Transforming Transit workshop were shared during Catching up with the Jetsons; Cities in 2050 on Sunday 13 March. View the video.

We expect that workshop outcomes will form the basis of new collaborations and research projects.

 

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Queensland Museum Foundation

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