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Canada Science and Technology Museum hosts international conference on Mobility and the Environment

From September 18 to 21, the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) will host an international forum about the history of transportation and its effects on the environment.

This gathering of scholars, engineers, scientists, and policy makers will be a significant and timely opportunity to discuss the issues and trends in transportation from a global perspective.

“The international conference makes links between research and thinking from multiple viewpoints on current issues of transportation and the environment,” explains Claude Faubert, Director General of CSTM. “Mobility and the Environment will provide a lively context to consider insights and ideas arising from historical research on the environment and on issues of mobility.”

The 6th annual conference of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M) showcases presentations by scholars from around the world on timely issues such as mobility and urban planning, and automobility and national consciousness, as well as an international panel discussion on sustainable urban transport.

“This gathering at the Museum offers significant opportunities to stimulate and support studies of the movement of people, goods, and ideas in all periods and societies,” says Claude Faubert. “It helps us understand the relationship between technology and culture.”

The conference begins with a keynote address and reception at the National Research Council of Canada at 100 Sussex Drive on the evening of Thursday, September 18th. The keynote speaker will be the noted Canadian author, Prof. Thomas Homer-Dixon. All other sessions will take place at the Canada Science and Technology Museum at 1867 St. Laurent Blvd.

For more information about T2M, see www.t2m.org

See background information sheet and 2008 program (PDF 603kb)

General Information: (613) 991-3044.

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