Social science in professional practice for a sustainable transport transition

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Cities and communities are grappling with the challenge of providing inclusive and sustainable transport to meet climate, energy and social inclusion challenges. Often transport issues are posed as technical problems but invariably have social dimensions, whether behavioural, institutional or political. Social scientific expertise is thus a key skillset for practitioners working on sustainable transport problems. This session grapples with the complex social science challenges of making transport systems greener, more inclusive and more efficient by bringing together transport practitioners with advanced social science training to reflect on the ways in which social science perspectives can inform sustainable transport policy and practice. The panellists will outline the social scientific aspects of their domain of transport and explain how social scientific training helps improve policy and practice responses.

The session will include panellists:
Helen Rowe, Transport Program Impact Manager, Climate Works
Luisiana Paganelli, Transport Officer, City of Kingston
David Ashmore, Executive Associate Transport Advisory, BIS Oxford Economics

The session will be chaired by Jago Dodson, Director of the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University.

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