Shifting Gears — Collectively moving our transport system forward
Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka
28 NOVEMBER 2023
The Transport Knowledge Hub will host the ninth Transport Knowledge Conference that will be held on Tuesday 28 November 2023 at Victoria University of Wellington.
The Conference will be an-in-person event.
The transport sector plays a pivotal role in Aotearoa New Zealand’s first Emissions Reduction Plan as transport will need to almost fully decarbonised by 2050 in order to achieve the national target of reach net zero by 2050. Decarbonising the transport system requires implementing a mix of transformational changes and actions to deliver better transport for New Zealanders, making it more sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible.
The theme for Transport Knowledge Conference 2023 is: Shifting Gears – Collectively moving our transport system forward.
The transport system is currently faced with significant challenges that have a flow-on impact to social, environmental, cultural and economic systems. A collective and proactive effort is needed for the actors in the system to work more collaboratively and cohesively to effect both the incremental and transformational change needed in the system. It is important to have the right levers through a strong evidence base along with incremental learnings from past behaviours. Leading from the front to ensure we are well equipped to make the right investment decisions will be at the core of TKC 2023.
We invite transport researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts, using the following sub-themes, to explore what the transition looks like and what it really means to our transport system and professions:
Change and behaviour
At the core of system and human changes to the transport system is how we can effectively change the system and encourage the right behaviour to effect this change.
Actions and actors
At the core of system and human changes to the transport system are actions that need to be taken to implement changes. The actors in the system play a pivotal role, it is important to understand their needs and behaviour and how they can be influenced.
Investment and planning
At the core of system and human changes to the transport system are ensuring investment is robust and fit for purpose, with the right funding models in place. Our investments need the right planning and to be well prioritised to ensure a well-functioning future system.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together the transport research, data and evaluation community with government officials, decision makers and policy teams from across the wider transport sector.
Enhance the use of evidence (data, information, research and evaluation) to inform decision-making
Provide a forum for people working across the transport sector to share, build, and maintain their transport knowledge
Create a thriving transport research, data and evaluation community that delivers an evidence-based transport system that improves wellbeing and liveability.
The Transport Knowledge Conference aims to connect transport-sector professionals and promote the sharing of transport data, evidence, knowledge, research, information, capabilities, and ideas.
We look forward to seeing you there!
8.00 am Registration Desk Open
8:50 am Mihi whakatau and opening address
9:40 am Keynote Speaker - Professor Ekant Veer
10:05 am Keynote Speaker - Tredegar Hall
10:30 am Morning Tea
11:00 am Parallel Session 1
12:20 pm Lunch
1:10 pm Keynote Speaker - Dr Roselle Thoreau
1:40 pm Parallel Session 2
3:00 pm Afternoon Tea
3:30 pm Parallel Session 3
4.45 pm Networking Drinks & Nibbles (Cash Bar)