Book Launch: 'Urban Transport Without the Hot Air' by Steve Melia

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Date: 04 June 2015
Venue: Room 2B020, B Block, Frenchay campus
Time: 18:00 - 19:30


Book Launch – Urban Transport Without the Hot Air by Steve Melia

Everyone is a transport user, and most of us live in towns or cities, but how much of what we take for granted about transport is true? This book begins with ten questions, revealing some of the myths that have influenced politicians and transport planners as well as the general public. Are governments trying to 'get us out of our cars'? Is better public transport the solution to congestion in cities? Does Britain have a shortage of family housing? Some of the conclusions are surprising: improvements to roads or public transport make little difference to urban congestion and if we want to make our transport more sustainable we must save green fields and house more people in our cities.

Read more about the book and hear author Steve Melia talk about it on his website SteveMelia.co.uk.

The event will be chaired by Prof. Graham Parkhurst and will be followed by mingling and book signing with a glass of wine.

How to attend

This event is free, but registration is required. If you would like to attend, please register with our online form.

Cost: Free
Contact: Steve Melia
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 83267
E-mail: Researchevents@uwe.ac.uk

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