27 May 2011 - Aurecon will feature prominently at the Transport New Zealand (NZ) Summit and Expo on 1-2 June 2011 in Auckland.
As a key transport event, the summit will focus on latest advancements and issues involving infrastructure investment, integration and managing future networks.
With industry collaboration as the theme, Shaun Hardcastle, Aurecon’s Transport and Logistics leader will present his paper “Beyond TOD* – Bringing Together the Practical and the Desirable” during the morning of day one.
“A sustainable approach to transport planning focuses on people, and understands that travel is ‘derived’,” said Shaun. “It is time to examine further how people plan for travel.”
Shaun will discuss public transport station locations, economics, intelligent transport systems, demand forecasting, wayfinding, placemaking and modelling.
“The key is to pull it all together to meet the future demands of our growing cities and urban intensification and marry them to the business needs of developers and local authorities,” Shaun said.
Panellists include Phil Hendricks, Aurecon’s South African based, Industry Leader, Transport who will contribute to the session, ‘Creating Opportunities through Collaboration’.
Phil’s 30 year background in roads and transport in research, competency development and implementation of robust infrastructure frameworks and technologies across South Africa will add a global perspective to the discussion.
As the transport market evolves, challenges arise that require non-traditional approaches and innovative solutions, which is increasing demand for Aurecon’s experienced professionals. Aurecon's global model supports enhanced internal collaboration to ensure the best capabilities are put forward to satisfy client needs.
Alastair MacRitchie, Aurecon’s NZ Transport Development Leader who will be attending said, “Meeting of minds at the highest level will strengthen collaboration and innovation to meet future demands and targets within the transport sector.”
As Event Partner, Aurecon has also secured a booth to further foster client engagement with Aurecon team members attending from Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane and Pretoria.
Alastair added, “We are looking forward to participating this year and strengthening client relationships to further support New Zealand's economic growth and transport systems.”
*TOD - Transit Oriented Development