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Oxford Leadership Programme: Global Challenges in Transport

Oxford Leadership Programme: Global Challenges in Transport

New technologies and changing behaviours

This course develops a global perspective on the evolution, production, and consumption of contemporary mobility systems. Emerging smart technologies and behavioural intervention programmes provide the focus for understanding the role of technology in changing behaviours and energy reduction. 

The Oxford Leadership Programme on Global Transport Challenges is comprised of four individual programmes. Each programme is delivered over four days in the pleasant surroundings of Kellogg College, University of Oxford, with all accomodation and meals provided including a Welcome Lunch on arrival, and a formal networking dinner on the first night.  

Programme Faculty and session outlines

Prof David BanisterTransport Studies Unit, University of Oxford

Planetary boundaries and low carbon urban mobility

Prof Glen Lyons, University of the West of England


Dr David Tyfield, Lancaster University

Greening China's Cars

Decarbinising transport is a key element of low-carbon 

development but emissions from transport are amongst the most

intransient and are expected to rise significantly in the coming


A shift from 'transport' towards socio-technical systems, situated

practices of mobility and smart mobility innovation is thus 

advocated. This argument is explored using the case study of

urban mobility in China.


Dr Tim Schwanen, Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford

Theories of behavior change and transitions

Prof Jillian Annable, University of Aberdeen

Smarter Choices

Graham Biggs,

Corporate Communications Director, BMW Group UK & Ireland

Persuading the car buying public to choose electric

Graham is responsible for the public relations of the eight BMW

Group businesses in the region and its new products. Most recently

this has included the launch of the BMW i Brand and specifically

the new i3 model, which has been hailed as a significant game-

changer in the electric vehicle market.

Tali Trigg, International Energy Agency

Understanding the electric vehicle landscape to 2020

Tali will discuss the IEA's work in transportation, focussing on

findings from their report Global EV Outlook to answer the

questions: What is the state of progress for vehicle electrification

today? What should it be? How does this impact overall

decarbonisation efforts?

Preliminary findings from ongoing work on electrification across all

vehicle modes will also be discussed and tali welcomes any and

all data and discussion.

Ben Plowden, Transport for London 

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink

Dr Robin HIckman, University College London

Transport futures in London


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Key information

Course length

Four days
Tuesday - Friday


17 - 20 March 2015


(accommodation included)

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