Future Mobility for Counties
A great deal of research and other work has been done in relation to the future of mobility services. The focus of that research and other work has been on large urban environments or historic towns like Oxford and Cambridge. Much less has been done to explore what future mobility/sustainable mobility might look like in an area like Hertfordshire (and the counties around London that resemble it) or in other city-regions. Hertfordshire is an area with a large amount of planned housing development and this, together with the climate emergency facing the world, means that transport related policy decisions and applied solutions need to be developed as a matter of urgency.
The University’s Smart Mobility Research Unit (SMRU) brings together researchers from a range for disciplines along with expertise in travel consultancy. These resources can undertake transport research and develop practical transport solutions/innovations, for the benefit of both the University and the wider community. The SMRU is a central part of the University’s response to the Government’s Industrial Strategy.
The seminar will focus on the SMRU’s current and future work, including detailing the ‘transport for counties initiative’ launched at the England’s Economic Heartland Conference which was recently held at the University.
Venue: Hutton Hall, College Lane Campus, Hatfield