Safety in Transit Environment provokes multidisciplinary dialogue

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:18:00 GMT

Dr Andrew Newton recently presented at an International Seminar on Safety in and around Public Transport Environments on 17 October 2013.

With mobility a basic requirement for modern societies, research on large European cities shows that individuals spend more than two hours a day commuting on trains, buses, or in public transportation environments, such as subway stations or bus stops.

Held in Stockholm, Sweden and hosted by the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the seminar looked at the safety of these public transportation systems.

It included contributions from over 15 authors from the USA, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Norway, the UK and sparked dialogue between participants from different disciplinary traditions on safety, such as urban planners, criminologists and engineers.

15 authors who contributed to the seminar

Andrew presented his recent work that examines problems of theft on the London Underground, which he has been undertaking in collaboration with Transport for London (TfL) and the British Transport Police (BTP).

Andrew Newton presents his work which examines theft on the London Underground

The seminar was attended by over 40 delegates and has received some excellent feedback. Following on from this event, Andrew is co-authoring an edited collection of a book with Vania Ceccatto, KTH, based on many of the presentations discussed at this event, which will be entitled Safety in Transit Environments. This is expected to be published in 2014.

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