The Future of Transport: stargazing and guiding principles
5.45pm, Monday 25 October 2010
In the discussion area of Blackwell University Bookshop, The Precinct, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RN.
Please arrive before 5:45pm for a light buffet reception and 6:00pm start - expected to finish at 7:30pm. Tickets are FREE
(as sponsored by the Manchester Network of the Institution of Engineering and Technology) but need to be booked in advance
as limited space in venue by Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Di Leo, Austin Williams, and Yvonne Hübner will be in conversation with the Salon audience, chaired by Keith McCabe.
An extract from the info:
Should politicians be unashamed about arguing for the funding required to make travel easier if that is what the voters want? Or do they, and we all, have a responsibility to curb our enthusiasm for rapid transport: in the interests of both the environment and just slowing down the pace of life a little? The technology now exists to make what were once the dreams of science fiction a reality: jet-packs; hydrogen powered cars; Maglev public transport; and automated highways. Yet we have much more modest transport ambitions today in which high-speed rail links come only but slowly and at the price of new runways. What do we make of this apparent irony? What future for transport in the 21st century?
What are today's guiding principles shaping our future vision, and what needs to be done to benefit the next generation? This session provides speakers and attendees the opportunity to do a little star gazing, and even be a little adventurous about the transport of the future.
For full details, see:http://www.manchestersalon.org.uk/future-of-transport-october-2010.html
I hope to go. Anyone else fancy it?