Professor Carey Curtis will be visiting the Transport Studies Unit in May and will give a seminar entitled "Accessibility Tools in Planning Practice".
There are many spatial accessibility tools developed yet few are successfully employed in planning practice. Professor Carey Curtis will demonstrate how the SNAMUTS tool (Spatial Network Analysis for Multimodal Urban Transport Systems) has succeeded in creating the right conditions for both town planners and transport planners to discuss potential urban futures framed around a greater role for public transport.
Carey Curtis is Professor of City Planning and Transport, Director of the research network Urbanet, Guest Professor University of Gothenburg and Research Fellow (funded by the Vastra Gotland Region from EU seventh framework Marie Curie funding). Her research interests cover land use planning and transport planning, including a focus on city form and structure, transit oriented development, personal travel behaviour, accessibility planning, institutional barriers to sustainable transport, governance and transport policy. She has published over 90 papers, book chapters and books and has won five Australian Research Council research grants. She is currently a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts. Carey is Chair of the International Editorial Board of the Journal 'Urban Policy and Research' and a research articles Editor; she is also a member on the international editorial board of the Journal of Transport Land Use and a member of the Board of the World Society of Transport and Land Use Research. Carey is a member of the Planning Institute Australia and the UK Royal Town Planning Institute.