We’ve brought together experts across a range of areas impacted by the innovations of micromobility. Policy and place makers, academics and futurists will convene to discuss the range of opportunities and challenges from the transportation revolution.
This symposium is an occasion for our leaders, thought leaders and policy makers to gather valuable insights to help us better understand how, when and where to use micro mobility options in our cities and towns.
The four key themes for the day are:
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Member of New Zealand Order of Merit, Michelle was the winner of the Women of Influence award for science and innovation in 2016, was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Leadership in 2015 and was winner of the Prime Minister's Science Media Communication Prize and the New Zealand Association of Scientists Science Communicators Award in 2014. Michelle has a PhD in biomedical materials engineering and runs New Zealand’s only nanomechanical testing laboratory.
Dr Kirsty Wild is a public health researcher with a long-standing interest in transport and wellbeing. In recent times she has worked on projects exploring the impacts of transport systems on happiness and life satisfaction, and the possibilities of disruptive technologies like e-bikes. She is currently the lead researcher on a project on the relationship between transport and mental health in New Zealand.
Sought out by mayors, cities and governments, Ludo Campbell-Reid is a globally renowned urban design thought-leader, city planning expert and international keynote speaker with over 24 years’ public & private sector experience on large-scale city transformation projects. He is an internationally respected commentator on cities and appears regularly in the media and trade press. As Design Champion for Auckland, Ludo is accountable for achieving design excellence in Council’s plans, policies and projects; working alongside the private sector and community to deliver exemplary design outcomes and promoting the council’s design-led city agenda across the organisation, the wider Auckland community and internationally. He is also the General Manager of Auckland Council’s Auckland Design Office (ADO), a department of multi-disciplinary design and place activation professionals charged with spearheading Auckland’s design-led renaissance.
An environmental specialist by training, Vanessa joined the NZ Transport Agency in 2013 and has held a number of roles since. She is currently Senior Manager for Operational Policy, Planning and Performance in Transport Services. Transport Services work with local Government and rail partners to design, deliver and manage an integrated land transport system. Operational Policy, Planning and Performance (or OP3 as they like to be known) provide the operational framework and technical advice that sets Transport Services and their partner organisations up for success.