The Science of Cities Symposium is hosted by the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) Singapore and convenes international researchers, city, and industry leaders to share their scientific insights and methodologies on tackling urban challenges.
This year, Philipp Rode of MyFairShare project partner London Schoolof Economics – LSE will give a keynote address – as carbon-light video message – at the event and feature insights into the latest results of the MyFairShare transnational survey.
Sufficiency, Justice and Urban Transport, Philipp Rode
This keynote considers the research and policy implications of applying the sufficiency principle to urban transport. It explores “enoughness” against a backdrop of increasing carbon emissions in the transport sector, inevitable ceilings for resource intense movement, and the essential requirement of providing access to opportunities in cities. Given the relative lack of progress, increasingly polarizing political debate and urgent requirement for change, a more direct and open engagement with a sufficiency turn in urban transport is urgently needed. Most importantly, fundamental questions about a fair distribution of remaining emissions and finite street space within the transport sector must be considered. This engagement builds on the emerging field of transport equity while joining up social justice perspectives of the here and now with sustainability justice recognizing global society, future generations, and nature.