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Next meeting:
Monday 11th September 2017

Going Dutch?
Crunching transport ‘big data’ for a sustainable world …
By Robin Lovelace
University of Leeds

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Mounting evidence about the damage caused by car-dominated transport systems to human and environmental health has led many to ask: is another transport system possible? Ultimately, as with other sectors of the economy, only a full transition away from fossil fuels will constitute a ‘sustainable’ transport system; yet an effective zero carbon transport system is possible.

To arrive at a zero carbon transport system, it is clear that there must be more cycling, the most efficient form of personal travel. This talk focusses on this small part of the decarbonisation challenge, which requires political will, planning and evidence. It is this final ingredient that will be the focus this talk.

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Dr Robin Lovelace is University Academic Fellow in Spatial Modelling and Dynamics within the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds. He researches transport and energy use. He leads the development of the national Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) http://pct.bike/(which provides an evidence base to inform cycling investment) and also the stplanr R computing package for processing transport big data. 

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Coming soon:

August – No Meeting

Monday 11th September 2017
“Going Dutch? Crunching Big Transport Datasets for a Sustainable World”
By Robin Lovelace

Monday 9th October 2017
“Predicting and Preventing Autoimmune Disease – the Ultimate Panacea”
By Paul Emery and Kulveer Mankia

Monday 13th November 2017
“The Biology of Birds”
By Linda Jenkinson

Monday 11th December 2017
“Managing Sustainable Energy Systems”
By Matt Fawcett

About Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique is a place where people can meet to hear eminent speakers on all things scientific. The events are extremely popular with lively discussion and informative talks. Topics are always relevant, cutting edge and up-to-date. They are often taken from a wider global discussion.

All are welcome. The Café is held at The New Headingley Club on St Michael’s Road.

For information on topics please check back here for updates or for more information see the e-newsletter or the HDT newsletter.

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Previously:

Monday 11th July 2016
“Climate Change & Rocky Coasts”
By Sue Hull

Monday 12th September 2016
“The Mobility Transformation”
By John Whitelegg

Monday 10th October 2016
“Growing Mini-Brains to Help Understand Cancer”
By Ryan Mathew

Monday 14th November 2016
“Neutrino Astronomy”
By Alan Watson

Monday 12th December 2016
“William Gascoigne – Leeds Astronomer at the Forefront of the Scientific Revolution”
By David Sellers

Monday 9th January 2017
“Mending Broken Hearts”
By John Greenwood

Monday 13th February 2017
“The Peculiarities of Pain and its Management”
By Mark Johnson

Monday 13th March 2017
“Strange Encounters: Paranoia and British Science Fiction Cinema”
By Robert Shail
(Part of and in conjunction with Headingley Literature Festival)

Monday 10th April 2017
“Monitoring the Chernobyl Disaster using Lichens”
By Mark Seaward

Monday 8th May 2017
“Vehicle Emissions”
By James Tate
(part of and in conjunction with
Headingley Festival of Ideas)

Monday 12th June 2017
“Top 10 ways Astronomers control your life”
By Brad Gibson

Monday 10th July 2017
“UK Nuclear Waste Policy”
By Matthew Cotton

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