Creating Better Places That Reflect Who We Are and Where We’re Going

Can we create better places that reflect our rich cultural history and anticipate the future challenges of transport?

This week at the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) in Adelaide, WSP speakers will share their latest approaches to planning transport infrastructure to achieve sustainable outcomes for our cities.


Scott Ney, WSP Section Executtive for Transport Advisory and Planning says that this year’s line-up of AITPM conference speakers bring a unique perspective on capturing our past, present and future in the transport solutions we deliver.


“Our goal is to work alongside our client to help create great places – better cities and communities where people can thrive.


“WSP is exploring a wide range of opportunities from how local Indigenous heritage can be incorporated into early planning and design, to identifying ways that we can optimise customer experience through data analysis, and seeking out opportunities to merge concepts like Mobility as a Service with placemaking frameworks.


“We will also be touching on the various ways that machine learning is being used to optimise our roads – from traffic signals to pavement markings, as well as encouraging active cities through the development of long-term pedestrian and cycling strategies.”


The annual AITPM conference invites industry speakers to share their insights on traffic engineering and management, transport planning, transport & land use modelling and transport advisory. This year’s conference will be held from 31 July – 2 August 2019.


Speakers and sessions include:

  • Michael Hromek, Indigenous led design on Wednesday 31 July at 10.50am
  • Mary Haverland, Streets of the Future – a Movement and Place approach to new mobility on Wednesday 31 July at 1.30pm
  • Graham Pointer, There’s No Such Thing as a Transport Project on Wednesday 31 July at 1.30pm
  • Pete Davis presenting together with Mary Haverland, Opportunities in Mobility as a Service on Wednesday 31 July at 3.40pm
  • Rafid Morshedi (co-authored with John Trieu and Pete Davis), Using data-driven accessibility metrics to reshape the planning of new public transport lines on Thursday 1 August at 3.00pm
  • Julien Marr, Pavement markings for machine vision on Thursday 1 August at 3.00pm
  • Arash Kaviani (co-authored with Matt Gallaugher) Traffic signal optimisation with reinforcement on Thursday 1 August at 3.00pm
  • James Pearse, New Lessons in Active Transport Planning Workshop on Friday 2 August from 9am


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