Research focus on green travel planning
Transport researchers at the Institute have been developing up a new research area and are seeking support and potential participants for two Workplace Travel Planning projects they are developing. Workplace Travel Planning, or Green Travel Planning as it is sometimes called, focuses on increasing the use of mass transit and active transport — walking and cycling — while minimising the need and use of private transport.
People before Nature
Two Institute researchers, Dr Roel Plant and Joanne Chong are joining Dr Scott Rayburg from the UTS Centre for Environmental Sustainability to present a free public lecture titled ‘People before Nature’ on July 1. Drawing on examples of stressed ecosystems in Australia and overseas, this public lecture considers the complex interactions humans have with the natural world and explores alternatives to the way individuals, communities and governments can develop sustainable strategies that protect the environment and ourselves.
The latest research assistants to join ISF
Aleta Lederwasch and Chris Cooper are the most recent additions to our new team of Research Assistants (see profiles of Tim Brennan, Dustin Moore and Tom Boyle in our April newsletter)
Research paper wins award for excellence
The Institute congratulates Dr Chris Riedy for an article he wrote for the journal foresight that has been chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010.
Electric bicycle world tour
This month Guim Valls Teruel called in at ISF as part of his global adventure riding an electric bicycle through five continents. Guim is touring the world in an eco-friendly way to demonstrate and promote the use of alternative transport options that use clean energy sources rather than traditional combustion energy