transport

#381      28 min 36 sec
Let's get physical: Designing cities with our health in mind

Prof Mark Stevenson

Urban public health researcher Prof Mark Stevenson describes the better human health outcomes to be had in cities that emphasize active transport modes like cycling and walking, while discouraging dependence on cars. Presented by Lynne Haultain.

#274      36 min 06 sec
Just cities: Planning for fairness in the modern metropolis

Prof Susan Fainstein

Urban planning theorist and author Dr Susan Fainstein joins host Peter Mares to talk about how cities benefit and fail their residents, the pursuit of a "just city", and which cities can boast of being most fair and equitable.

#262      36 min 30 sec
Vigor in the ville: Creating cities that promote health and well-being

Prof Billie Giles-Corti

Urban public health expert Billie Giles-Corti discusses how a rigorous, evidence-based approach to urban policy and city planning can help bring long-term benefits for physical and mental health and well-being. Presented by Peter Mares.

#237      31 min 03 sec
Maps and minds: Making car and mobile navigation systems people friendly

Prof Stephan Winter

Geospatial scientist Professor Stephan Winter explains the intelligence behind car navigation systems and the challenges of digitising map data. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#212      39 min 11 sec
Tender truths: The real costs of letting the private sector deliver public services

Prof. John Alford
Assoc. Prof. Janine O'Flynn

Public policy experts Prof John Alford and Assoc Prof Janine O’Flynn discuss the hidden costs and long-term effects of outsourcing important public services to for-profit firms in the private sector. Presented by Jennifer Martin.

#182      20 min 03 sec
Greener revs: Squeezing more efficiency out of gasoline engines

Assoc. Prof. Chris Manzie

Control engineer Associate Professor Chris Manzie makes the case that there's a lot of life left in the internal combustion engine, and that petrol engine technology will continue to evolve alongside its hybrid and electric counterparts. With host Dr. Shane Huntington.

Episode 8      26 min 01 sec
Getting Public Transport Back on Track

Dr Paul Mees
Dr Paul Mees explores integrated public transport systems with Humanities host, Sian Prior

Guest: Dr Paul Mees from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

Topic: Public transport systems for dispersed cities