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Do we need to leave our cars at home to create better urban environments?

Annual IET Sir Henry Royce Memorial Lecture to suggest how low-carbon and intelligent technologies can reduce congestion and pollution in cities

The lecture, which is taking place on 1 December 2015 in central London, will be given by Professor John Miles, who is Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professor in Transitional Energy Strategies at the University of Cambridge.
His lecture will reflect upon the reasons why cars have come to dominate our cities and look at the negative impact they are having on transportation networks and the wider environment.
In addition, the lecture will also explore how the negative impacts of our current modes of transport can be mitigated in the future. Professor Miles will suggest that to be successful, future public transport and shared ridership systems must simply represent a better journey option than taking the car. What’s more, he will look to the future and explore current research programmes which are taking place on low-carbon transport systems and intelligent vehicles – these offering a cleaner and more efficient alternative.
One of the key themes of the lecture will be to discuss how engineers themselves can play a pivotal role in developing the solutions needed to mitigate the negative by-products associated with modern vehicles and transport systems.


Professor John Miles | talks


Date and Time:

1 December 2015 at 6:00 pm


3 hours



Milton Court
Silk St

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Institution of Engineering and Technology
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