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Date: 03 April 2014
Venue: 2B020/Foyer, Frenchay Campus
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Professor John Parkin will give a lecture entitled, 'Civil engineering: the agent of social change' as part of the Faculty of Environment and Technology Public Lecture Series.
This lecture will briefly review historic social achievements of civil engineering and will consider the technology and its symbiotic relationship with human development.
Drawing specifically on examples from transport, Professor Parkin will review current contentions in transport infrastructure provision and their social implications.
Finally, the lecture will engage in some mild future forecasting.
Professor John Parkin worked for consulting engineers before joining academia, and he is now Professor of Transport Engineering at the University of the West of England.
He has been involved in all stages of the promotion of transport schemes including policy formulation, modelling and forecasting, operational analysis and economic appraisal.
He has experience across all modes of transport and has particular interests in walking and cycling. His research includes monitoring and evaluating sustainable transport interventions, and investigating perceptions of risk and effort.
He is the chair of the editorial advisory panel for the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Municipal Engineer, is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Transport Expert Panel and the Joint Board of Moderators which accredits civil engineering degree programmes.
All FET Public Lectures are recorded and available to view through the UWE YouTube channel.
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