The scale of the climate emergency demands a drastic and rapid reduction in carbon emissions. The transport sector is a large contributor to emissions, and so we must find ways to reduce travel where possible and to switch to more sustainable modes when travel is necessary. In this talk, we will consider the role of new and emerging data forms in helping us to better understand mobility and how to make it more sustainable. We will see how it might help us evaluate what sorts of interventions might be helpful as well as how to finance these changes. Join us for a 75 minute conversation, with dedicated time for Q&A in the second half of the session.
Dr David McArthur is Senior Lecturer in Transport Studies and Associate Director of the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow. His research interests focus on how new forms of data can be used to understand and promote active travel in cities.
Rafael Verduzco is a PhD Researcher at the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow. His research seeks to examine the distribution of the economic benefits generated by public transport infrastructure on real estate by making use of big data as well as open-source software.