Authors and Speakers
Bert van Wee
Bert van Wee is Professor of Transport Policy and head of the section Transport and Logistics at Delft University of Technology, Faculty Technology, Policy and Management. His main interests are long-term developments in transport, large infrastructure projects, accessibility, the environment, safety and policy analyses.
Phil Goodwin is Emeritus Professor of Transport Policy at University College London and at the University of the West of England. He was formerly head of the Transport Studies Unit at Oxford University and UCL, a Non-Executive Director of the port of Dover, a local government official at the GLC. He was also an advisor on various technical and policy issues to the UK government, various foreign national and local government bodies, the EC, and the transport industries. He has published books, single chapters, journal articles and reports on travel demand analysis, transport policy and forecasting.
Todd Litman is founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps to expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and render specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. He has worked on numerous studies that evaluate transportation costs, benefits and innovations and, in addition, his research is applied internationally in transport planning and policy analysis. He has also worked as a research and planning consultant for a diverse range of clients, including government agencies, professional organizations, developers and non-government organizations. His career has taken him to more than two dozen countries on every continent except for Antarctica.
Joan Ogden is Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis and Co-Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS) Program at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis). Her primary research interest is technical and economic assessment of new energy technologies, especially in the areas of alternative fuels, fuel cells, renewable energy and energy conservation. She has written extensively on energy topics, especially a series of technical and economic assessments of hydrogen and fuel cell systems. In addition, she has been an advisor to the US government on future energy technologies and strategies.
Peter Sweatman is Director of The Transportation Research Institute at The University of Michigan. He is an international leader in the scientific field of heavy vehicle-infrastructure interaction. He has a strong interest in advanced safety transport systems. His current research interests include intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and vehicle electrification. He joined UMTRI after a successful career in transportation research and development in his native Australia – working in both the private and public sectors – and with extensive international experience. As a specialist in efficient motorized mobility (connected car systems, ITS solutions) and on alternate modes of transport (fractional car ownership, transit solutions) he demonstrates how ICT will help in navigating to sustainable mobility.
Tommy Gärling is Emeritus Professor of Psychology. He is affiliated with the Department of Psychology and the Centre for Finance at University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden. He is also a member of the Service and Market-Oriented Transport Research Group (SAMOT) at Karlstad University, Sweden. His research interests span topics in economic psychology, environmental psychology and transport psychology. He is author and co-author of nine edited books, eighty single chapters and more than two hundred articles published in scientific journals. He is a former President of the environmental psychology division of the International Association of Applied Psychology, an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Psychology and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Environmental Psychology and the Transportation Journal.
Margareta Friman is a Professor of Service Research and Director of the Service and Market-Oriented Transport Research Group (SAMOT) at Karlstad University, Sweden. Her research interests are primarily topics in consumer and transport psychology. She is both an author and co-author of forty papers in scientific journals and book chapters. She is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Service Management. She is also an elected member of the steering board committee for the International Association of Public Transport academic network and an expert member of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology in the transport and urban development domain.
Arie Bleijenberg is Manager Infrastructure at the Dutch research organization TNO. Earlier he was Manager Mobility and Logistics at the same innovation institute. As former head of Strategy and Research Policy at the Dutch Transport Ministry, his focus was on strengthening the evidence base of policies. He started his career at CE Delft as a consultant and researcher in transport and environmental economics. Former additional functions include president of T&E, senior advisor on transport pricing at the OECD, chairman of a Dutch Task Force advising the Government on sustainable mobility and, until the end of 2012, chairman of a European Task Force on Transport and Climate Policy, whose final report is expected later this year.
Maarten Hajer is a Dutch political scientist with degrees in urban and regional planning. He is currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. In his publication The Energetic Society (2011) he claims that if governments, in order to create green growth, stick to top-down policies only they will miss the boat. What societies need, according to Maarten Hajer, is cooperation between governments and bottom-up initiatives and innovations by citizens and corporations. Hence, new partnerships and a new division of responsibilities are needed.
Miranda Schreurs is the Director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre and Professor of Comparative Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin. She is Chair for the European Environmental and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) and in preparation to this book she has interviewed three key corporate managers of car manufacturer Toyota, logistics company Maersk, and the Port of Rotterdam on their approach towards sustainablemobility.
Folmer de Haan
Folmer de Haan is coordinating advisor at the Council for environment and infrastructure and secretary of the Dutch Energy council. His main interest is on energy, industry and strategic policy issues. He was co-interviewer of the three key corporate managers.
Bas Haring is a Professor at the Leiden University and teaches Public Understanding of Science. He holds a degree from the University of Utrecht in Artifical Intelligence. He aims to make science more accessible for the general public, and to train scientists in doing the same at the Leiden University. He also writes science books of which his debut Cheese and the Theory of Evolution (2001) won the Golden Owl Award for children’s literature and the Eureka! prize for popular scientific literature. Moreover, he presented the philosophical television program Stof that was broadcast by the RVU in the Netherlands and has a column in a national newspaper.