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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

Making Sense of the different relationship between 
telecommunications and travel behaviour

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
decades.A shift from 'transport' towards socio-technical 
systems, situatedpractices 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

Dr Juliet Jain, University of the West of England

Digital technology, mobility and work-life balance

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.

Toby Park, Assistant Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team

Driving Change - Behavioural insights in transport


Ben Plowden, Transport for London 

Getting Quarts out of Pint Pots - Why planning urban roads is a 
wicked issue

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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