Towards Carfree Cities IV - Conference Speakers

Berlin 2004 - Introduction - Programme - Programme Details - Conference Speakers - List of presentations - Press Coverage - Video Night 

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John Adams, professor of geography at University College London, was a member of the original board of directors of Friends of the Earth in the early 1970s and has been a participant in debates about transport planning and the management of environmental risks ever since.
He has published widely on planning, transport and risk management issues both in specialist journals and the British press, and is a frequent contributor to radio and television programmes on these subjects. His publications include "Transport Planning: Vision and Practice" (Routledge, 1981), "Risk and Freedom: The Record of Road Safety Regulation" (TPP, 1985), "Risk" (UCL Press, 1995) "The Social Implications of Hypermobility" (a report for the OECD Project on Environmentally Sustainable Transport, Paris, 1999) and (with Michael Thompson), "Taking Account of Societal Concerns about Risk" (a report for the Health and Safety Executive, 2002).

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  • presentation: "Hypermobility: Further Thoughts"

    Heidemarie Arnhold has been honourable chairperson of the Working Circle for New Education since June 2000, where she is active in the organisation's administration and in policy consulting regarding children and traffic. She is also the groups's speaker. Anrhold studied at the Free University in Berlin and wrote her dissertation at Berlin's Technical University on the development and evaluation of a resource-oriented learning method for adults. Other work experience includes business consulting for mobility services providers and NGOs, and as project manager for the EU project "Customer and User Participation" in TELLUS-Berlin, www.pop-consulting.de.

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  • Workshop: "Children's Mobility Education"

    J.H. Crawford is the author of "Carfree Cities" and the editor of Carfree.com and Carfree Times. Crawford was trained as a sociologist and social worker, and has held a wide variety of positions in the public and private sectors, including: public transport ombudsman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, real estate consultant, project manager for container terminal automation, and software designer.

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  • presentation: "The Principles of Carfree Urban Design"

    Annette Egetoft is advisor in the Environmental Protection Agency, City of Copenhagen. She has been working in the Department of Energy, Water and Environment in the City Hall of Copenhagen since 1993 where she worked with political strategies for reducing pollution from traffic, ecology in urban planning and environmental projects for children. For the last four years she has been responsible for planning and implementing Mobility Weeks and Carfree Days in Copenhagen. In addition, now she is working with environment and urban development in the in the Environmental Protection Agency, City of Copenhagen.

  • presentation: "Carfree Day Organising Strategy, Part II"

    Arie Farnam
    has worked as fundraiser for World Carfree Network in Prague since April 2004. She has lived in the Czech Republic for around seven years while working as a freelance journalist and documentary film-maker. Originaly from La Grande, Oregon, USA, her first original work with environmental organisations included protesting clear-cutting in Northeast Oregon and starting a Central Oregon recycling project with a grant from the Department of Environmental Quality.

  • presentation: "When the Wheels Are On Your Side: How the Disabled Are Our Strategic Allies"

    Anselm Franz is co-founder of the kfpn project network, which develops environmental projects with the goal of making environmental protection financially possible. kfpn has been responsible for implementing the Velotaxi project in cities in 14 countries, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Kopenhagen, London, Riyadh, Tokyo, Vienna, and Zurich. Since 2003, the company has been the exclusive partner of the German Railways for its Call-a-Bike subsidiary. Franz studied process engineering with an emphasis on water management at the Technical University in Dresden and in Prague and worked for water management bodies before founding kfpn.

  • workshop: "New Mobility Services: Bicycle Stations, Mobility Agencies, Call-A-Bike and Velotaxi"

    Randall Ghent co-founded Car Busters (now World Carfree Network) in 1997 in Lyon, France, while working as a coordinator of the Towards Car-Free Cities I conference. Since 1997, he has been based in Lyon, Melbourne and Prague as a full-time staff member of the Car Busters/World Carfree Network staff. From 1998-2000, he was European Correspondent for Adbusters magazine. From 1992-1997 he was office manager of the Alliance for a Paving Moratorium/Fossil Fuels Policy Action Institute in California, where he served as office manager and editor of the Auto-Free Times.

  • presentation: "The Impossibility of a Balanced Transportation System"

    Kerry Hamilton is Professor of Transport Studies at the University of East London. She has a long established record of research in social aspects of transport. Previously she was Director of Transport and Environment at the London Research Centre (1991-1997), and prior to that (1985-1991) she was Head of Transport Studies at the University of Bradford.
    Her publications include: Women and Transport : Bus Deregulation in West Yorkshire (1991); "Why Women and Transport?" in Women, Transport and Employment (1990); "Women and Transport" in J. Roberts et al (eds) Travel Sickness (1992). More recent publications include "Moving Cities" a chapter in Understanding Cities (1999) The Public Transport Gender Audit, 2000, a study commission by the UK Government; Door-to-Door Public Transport published 2001;Transport and Growing Older, 2002, an ESRC funded project and Transport and Access to Health Care, 2003, commissioned by the King's Fund.
    She has held the roles of special advisor on women and transport for Transport for London and United Nations nominated international expert on women and transport.

  • Workshop: "A Gendered View on Automobility"

    Claudia Hämmerling has been in Berlin's House of Representatives since 1995; she was recently named the Green Party's speaker for urban development and transport.

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    Markus Heller works as freelance architect in Berlin, Germany. In recent years he has worked as project director of the "Carfree Quarter at the Panke" in Berlin-Mitte. From 1995-2001 he was an independent consultant for the Green Party in the parliamentary council of the district Berlin-Mitte for "City Development, Building and Transportation." From 1997-1999 he worked as developer and controller for new trade projects of "METRO AG" in Poland. Markus is also the coordinator of Autofrei Wohnen (see web link).

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  • presentation: "What Berlin Could Have: Carfree Quarter at the Panke"
  • workshop: "How to Set Up a New Carfree Housing Project"
  • excursion: "Berlin's Optically Carfree Quarters"

    Georg Hundt, has been head of the North-Rhine-Westphalia branch of the German Bicycle Club (ADFC) for 15 years and leads the "100 Bike Stations for NRW." Since 1999, he has been responsible for managing the Münster bicycle station.

  • presentation: "New Mobility Services: Bicycle Stations, Mobility Agencies, Call-A-Bike and Velotaxi"
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    Diane Huntoon is a painter and teacher from Los Angeles, California. She received her BA from University of California in Fine Art. She is continuing studies in eco design with the San Francisco Institute of Architecture. She has made her home outside of the United States for over 13 years, living in Japan, Israel and, presently, in Hong Kong. She is a strong advocate of carfree living and chose to move to Lamma Island for its unique carfree lifestyle.

  • presentation: "Lamma: A Carfree Chinese Island"

    Willi Loose has been a researcher at the Öko-Institut since 1992 and is head of the institute's transportation division. The transportation division aims to ensure mobility and reduce traffic. We'd like to strengthen pedestrian and cycling traffic and work out concepts to make public transport both customer-oriented and sustainable. Car sharing as the fourth pillar of an environmentally friendly transportation system should become a centre of interest. The target group-oriented creation of measures and implementatino strategies plays an important role in increasing the acceptance of traffic measures.
    Today, the Öko-Institut is the leading environmental research institute in the field of applied ecology. It employs more than 100 researchers and administration employees at three locations - Freiburg, Darmstadt and Berlin. They carry out scientific studies, work out proposals, draw up reports and advise politicians and persons responsible in administration, industry and trade unions as well as environmental organisations.

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  • presentation: "Car Sharing in Europe"
  • presentation: "Existing Carfree Housing Projects"

    Angela Jain studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Duisburg-Essen and has focused on trafficroute design and sustainable mobility and tourism. She is currently on a scholarship at the Institute for Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects at Berlin's Humboldt University, where she worked on the project "EVENTS - Traffic Systems for Event Tourism" (June 2000 - December 2003), in relation to which she wrote her recently complete dissertation "Concepts and Instruments for Developing Sustainable Touris Activities".

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  • presentation: "Carfree Urban Tourism and Green Traffic Routes in the City"

    AK Kraak (Videoverein e.V.) Since its founding in 1990, the AK Kraak project has produced a semi-annual videomagazine. AK Kraak is engaged in promoting internation exchange among artists and creators of media through topics such as migration, anti-racism, the nuclear free movement, gentrification, gender discussion, and other political and (sub)cultural activities from the alternative/student spectrum. Contributed material comes in various forms, including classical documentaries or reports as well as computer-animated shorts and experimental music spots.
    Other activities of the Videoaktiv group include workshops on all aspects of independent media production, allowing youth and students to learn the conceptual, technical and creative basics of working with video and Internet, and to gain a basic knowledge of fundraising and public work.

  • Workshop: Video Workshop

    James Kushner is an internationally recognized expert in land use and community development whose numerous publications stand as some of the most highly regarded treatises on the art, science and law of urban planning. He is professor of urban planning law at the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. His books include "Comparative Urban Planning Law" and "The Post-Automobile City." The latter features carfree housing developments, and will be published this spring.

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  • presentation: "Europe's Carfree Residential Developments" | Slideshow

    Dipl.-Psych. Nicola Moczek, is Director of PSY:PLAN, Institute for Architectural and Environmental Psychology, in Berlin. She studies psychology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. The focus of her work is Mobility-psychological research and consulting, children and youth, urban research. Since 2004 she has also been director of the youth branch of BUND. She is also a member of a research team at the Ruhr University in Bochum studying Sick Building Syndrome in students, and is co-publisher of the journal Umweltpsychologie (Environmental Psychology).

  • presentation: "Children's Mobility Education"

    Claudia Nobis is a research associate at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Institute of Transportation Research. From 1997 until 2000 she was an assistant at the Forum Vauban e.V., where she was responsible for the implementation of a car-free housing project within the EU-project "Realisation of the Model District Vauban". Since 2000 she has worked at the DLR. Her areas of interest include: mobility behaviour, sustainable mobility, influence of information and communication technologies (ICT) on mobility behaviour, alternative mobility concepts like car-free housing and car-sharing, and mobility and lifestyle analysis.

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  • presentation: "Less car traffic through new town planning concepts: The Model District Freiburg-Vauban"

    Deike Peters is currently a faculty member of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (ISR) at the Technical University Berlin. She is also the co-Founder and Board President of the Berlin-based European Section of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, an international NGO dedicated to the promotion of sustainable land use and mobility worldwide, with particular attention to rapidly changing environments in developing and transition countries. Deike holds a Ph.D. in urban planning and policy development from Rutgers University (NJ) and master's degrees in urban planning and international affairs from Columbia University (NY).

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  • Workshop: "A Gendered View on Automobility"

    Richard Register is the author of Ecocities: Building Cities in Balance with Nature, editor of Village Wisdom / Future Cities, and author of Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future. He was founding president of Urban Ecology (1975) and founder and current president of Ecocity Builders (1992), both non-profit educational organisations. He has convened four out of five International Ecocity Conferences. Presently, he is exploring transfer of development rights (TDRs) for reshaping cities and proposing an ecocity redesign of downtown Berkeley thorough an effort called the "the Heart of the City Project." At the Fifth International Ecocity Conference in Shenzhen, China (2002), he proposed "Three Experimental Cities for China": ­ 1.) strictly pedestrian, 2.) pedestrian and bicycle, 3.) pedestrian, bicycle and streetcar. These are being considered in academic, government and development circles in China.

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  • presentation: "Ecocities: Cities for People and Nature, Not Cars"

    Michael Replogle, as Transportation Director for DC-based lobby group Environmental Defense, has worked since 1992 to influence and enforce key US transportation policy laws. He founded the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in 1985 and serves as its President. He has written extensively on worldwide transportation and environmental policy and planning, and has been a frequent witness and advisor to the US Congress.

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  • presentation: "Can New Toll Lanes Bring Less Car Dependence?: Transportation Regulatory and Market Reforms vs. Pavement Moratorium"

    Oscar Reutter is an expert in urban and regional planning and transportation science. He searches for the chances of an environmentally friendly urban and regional development and sustainable mobility management. He works on the issue of carfree living and housing since 1990. He did basic research (book: Autofreies Leben in der Stadt, 1996) as well as market research on carfree housing in new building projects (Bielefeld 1999, Aachen 2000). On behalf of the Federal Environmental Agency he initiated, developed and evaluated the first pilot project of "Car-Reduced Living in an Existing Residential Area at Johannesplatz in Halle/Saale" (1998-2002). He held a substitute professorship on "Cooperative Planning and Project Management" at the University for Applied Sciences Erfurt (2000-2002). He works at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy since 1996: more than seven years he was a project leader in the transport division (he wrote many articles); today he is the scientific coordinator of the Wuppertal Institute (since 2003).

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  • presentation: "How to Set Up a New Carfree Housing Project: The story of the project "Johannisplatz" in Halle"

    Norbert Rheinlaender was born 1948 in Morsbach, Germany. He studied architecture and social sciences in Berlin and has since worked as an independent architect. His activites within the realm of Berlin traffic politics began in 1974: In reaction to the planned construction of a motorway through Schöneberg, Reinlaender co-founded the "Bürgerinitiative Westtangente e.V. (BIW)" (Citizens' Committee Western Connector), whose spokesperson he is today. Thanks to its many years of successful activity, the BIW has become a symbol of effective citizen protest throughout Berlin.
          Rheinlaender is also co-founder of several other associations and citizen's groups, including the "Fussgängerverein FUSS e.V." (Pedestrian Club 'FOOT') and the "Arbeitskreis Verkehr und Umwelt" (Working Group for Traffic and Environment).

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  • excursion: "Traffic Calming in B.-Schöneberg: 'Crellekiez'"
  • excursion: "Traffic Calming in B.-Kreuzberg: 'Graefekiez'"

    Maya Ruggles started her academic career in response to a five-year job at the Parking Department, Vancouver Municipality. Since her first Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, she has received a Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from Langara College in Vancouver and an Honours B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. She is currently working on her Master's degree at the University of Windsor in Communication and Social Justice. Her thesis applies theories concerned with spatial production and practice to GPS technology, generally, and 'Onstar,' specifically. She has been the key contact for a new Research Group that deals with Border/ Auto Industry issues, a group that is unique to Windsor/ Detroit, is critical and multidisciplinary in orientation, and has a membership that comes from both the University and the community.

  • presentation: "Structuring Car Culture: Driving within Social and Spatial Arrangements"

    Sajay Samuel is an independent scholar working on the political history of professional associations. He is active in PUDEL, a radical 'thinkery' formed by friends and colleagues of the late Ivan Illich. Samuel is currently preparing a series of essays burrowing deeply into the historical assumptions underlying transportation.

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  • presentation: "Carfree or Not: The Subtle Dangers of Designed Spaces"

    Derek Turner, in his function as Managing Director of Transport for London Street Management, was responsible for the design, introduction and operation of Central London's unique congestion charging scheme. He was also responsible for 550 km of London's key roads - the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN). Part of his remit was to introduce measures which would improve streets for all road users, particularly pedestrians, cyclists, bus passengers and people with disabilities. This included creating the London Traffic Control Centre and the major redesign and pedestrianisation of Trafalgar Square.
          Turner left Transport for London to establish, with encouragement from London Mayor Ken Livingstone, Derek Turner Consulting (Ltd.). It is a new firm which will provide strategic consultancy services in the field of road user charging, transport strategy, and strategic project and organisational management. He is also a Non-Executive Director for Infocell Holdings Ltd., a fast-growing transport technology company.

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  • presentation: "London's Congestion Charge: A Model for Europe"

    Karsten Wagner, certified architectural engineer and salesperson, works for the Johann Daniel Lawaetz-Stiftung. He is responsible for city development and project management. In the past he has developed and realised various projects, including the "Carfree residential district Saarlandstrasse," the "Unzerstrasse" project for disabled and non-disabled people, and the "Epiphanien" project for families with children. Wagner is a specialist in the innovative development of financial concepts for building projects. Furthermore, he is well versed in dealing with publicly financed projects and in the mediation of financial support for clients.

  • presentation: "Carfree Living in Hamburg-Barmbek, the First Such Project in Germany"

    Lloyd Wright is currently conducting research on carfree development at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. Wright formerly directed the Latin American activities of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP). He also directed the organisation's International Bus Rapid Transit Programme. Additionally, Wright has worked with the International Institute for Energy Conservation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Agency for International Development, and the United Nations on transport and environmental issues. He was also previously a fellow with the US-Asia Environmental Partnership in Bangkok, Thailand. Wright is currently working towards a PhD in Urban Transport Planning at University College London. He also possesses an MSc in Environmental Assessment from the London School of Economics, an MBA from Georgetown University, and a BSc in Engineering from the University of Washington.

  • presentation: "GTZ and Sustainable Transport Initiatives"

    Dominika Zareba completed an MA in economics and tourism at the Academy of Economics in Krakow, Poland in 1998. Her thesis was on the principles and perspectives for developing eco-tourism in Poland and in other parts of the world. She is active in the environmental movement, especially on the subjects of protected areas and tourism. Since 1999 she has been a program officer with the Polish Environmental Partnership, and she is now responsible for coordinating the Foundation's support for projects related to greenways, tourism and recreation, national parks and protected areas. In 2001 she began coordinating the EPCE Consortium Greenway initiative. She is an avid photographer and journalist. In 2000, she published a Poland's first book on eco-tourism. She has also initiated and contributed to travel guides on Mongolia, Lake Baikal and Romania. She is also the Deputy Chair of the National Parks Unit of the Polish Ecological Club and an active member of the Globetrotter Club - an adventure tourism network.

  • workshop: "Carfree Day Organising Strategy, Part I"
  • presentation: "Greenways - Intercity Corridors for Non-Motorised Transport and Eco-Tourism"

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