Global Challenges in Transport
Participant Q & A
Antonio Mele, Senior Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Italy
Why did you choose the Global Challenges in Transport programme?
It is evident that future sustainable transport will be determined by the equilibrium between New technologies (‘Supply’) and Changing behaviours (‘Demand’). Very few transport studies and analyses deal with the interaction between the supply of technologies and the demand of transport users, rather focusing on infrastructure aspects only. The ‘Global Challenges in Transport’ course reflects this twofold approach to sustainable transport and this is the main reason why I decided to apply.~
How would you describe the experience?
The course is all about the interaction between the tutors and the participants, and each topic is addressed and investigated from different angles. This interactive approach definitely added value of the course.
What did you learn?
The ‘Global Challenges in Transport’ programme is a very good example of how to deal with transport sustainability issues from multiple perspectives and by continuously asking ourselves two basic questions: Is our approach to transport sustainability valid at a global level? Are our considerations likely to be valid for different time horizons (2020/2030/2050)? I believe the programme furnishes participants with useful tools for answering these questions through an integrated approach to transport and transport policy analysis.
How has the course influenced your professional practice?
My professional and academic career is mainly based on the financial and infrastructural evaluation of transport and energy projects/investments. The programme helped me to remember to consider the 'Behavioural change' side of the transport world.