This event is Part 1 of the three part series; The Ethics of Transport Planning: A conversation about the past, present and future of transport planning

The rapid urban expansion of Australia’s largest metropolitan areas is testing our ability to deliver integrated transport solutions that are both sustainable and fair. While governments and private operators “get on with the job” of delivering large transport projects, critical ethical questions that should guide policymaking and planning are being overlooked. In the lead up to the Victorian state election, our panel of expert planners, academics and community leaders will discuss:

  • Whose needs are being served by current transport policymaking and planning?
  • What would an ethical alternative to contemporary planning practices look like?
  • How do we build momentum towards a fair and sustainable transport future?

The Ethics of Transport Planning is a special instalment of the Talking Transport series that is co-hosted by The University of Melbourne and RMIT University. Focusing on Melbourne, Victoria, but drawing on lessons from Australia and abroad, speakers will discuss the critical questions that presently face politicians, policymakers, transport planners and the community. The conversation will unfold over three consecutive weeks.

Register now for Part 1;

Conversation 1 – Thu 09 Aug – Ethics and transport planning: How do we fare?

  • Professor Jago Dodson, RMIT University (Chair)
  • Chloe Aldenhoven, Friends of the Earth
  • Assoc. Professor David Bissell, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Crystal Legacy, University of Melbourne
  • Assoc. Professor Janet Stanley, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Registration for the following installments will be available shortly.

Conversation 2 – Thu 16 Aug – Imagining an ethical alternative: Lessons from near and far

Conversation 3 – Thu 23 Aug – Transforming practice: Strategies and tactics into the future


Media Portal, Building 14, 414-418 Swanston St

Access from corner of Swanston and Franklin Streets. RMIT University, Melbourne


9 August 2018