Keynote speakers

The 15th biennial NECTAR conference will include keynote speeches from the following two distinguished speakers

Mikael Colville-Andersen

Mikael Colville-Andersen is one of the leading global voices in urbanism. He advises cities and businesses in how to design - and embrace - bicycle and pedestrian friendly streets in order to improve urban life. He is known for his pioneering philosophies about simplifying urban planning and how cities and towns should be designed instead of engineered.

Mikael is the author of Copenhagenize - the definitive guide to global bicycle urbanism and the host of the urbanism tv series The Life-Sized City and he inspires with his keynotes around the world about how to make cities better. He will speak about how cities should be at the forefront of fighting climate change, the bicycle’s primary role in this task and how this Age of Urbanism is inspiring citizens around the world.

(Wed 5th June at 13 at the University of Helsinki Main building, Great Hall)

Dr Tim Schwanen

Tim is Director of the Transport Studies Unit, Associate Professor of Transport Studies in the School of Geography and Environment, and Fellow at St Anne's College. He joined the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) in March 2009 and became Director in September 2015. Since July 2016 he has been a Visiting Professor of Human Geography at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Before coming to Oxford he worked as a lecturer in urban geography at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He also completed his PhD dissertation (2003, cum laude) and MSc dissertation (1999, cum laude) at Utrecht University.

Tim's research concentrates on the geographies of the everyday mobilities of people, goods and information. It is international in outlook, interdisciplinary in scope, informed by the thinking in various sub-disciplines within Geography.

Since 2001 he has published more than 140 book chapters and articles in international journals in Geography, transport studies, urban studies, environmental studies and interdisciplinary science on a wide range of topics related to everyday mobility.

(Thu 6th June at 09.00 at Think Corner)


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