Please join the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning as they welcome guest speaker, Professor Richard Knowles from the University of Salford, UK, to speak about,
The Economic and Urban Development Impacts of Light Rail International Perspectives
Thursday, 29th October, 2015
Maison des Sciences Humaines
Black Box (Ground Floor)
Research evidence from the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America and elsewhere shows that light rail (tram and light metro) investment increases accessibility and extends labour market catchment areas. Light rail can also: increase land values and property prices; boost inward investment, employment and city image; help regenerate Central Business Districts and brownfield industrial areas and develop new sites. Transport investment should be combined with other favourable conditions. Geographical location matters and transit-oriented development is important.
Discussant: Prof. Dr. Francesco Viti, University of Luxembourg
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Please register with an email to Evan McDonough