Paul Tranter Member Talk
May 05, 2016
from 05:30 PM to 06:45 PM
|Where||Fenner Seminar Room Building 141 Linnaeus Way ANU|
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Modern urban life requires us to travel from one activity to another on a daily basis. Conventional wisdom in modern societies suggests that the faster we do this, the better: the faster we travel, the further we move and the more ‘productive’ we become. According to this logic, cars are more effective than walking or cycling. This seminar questions this view, exploring the ‘speed paradox’, whereby increasing the speed of travel as a strategy to cope with time pressure can lead to a loss of time, money and health.