The Future Transport Festival


Conservation SA recently hosted the first Future Transport Festival at our new premises, the Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide.

At the workshops and festival, we had the opportunity to:

  • see where transport is heading in the future
  • get up close to some of the latest technology in transport
  • discover how the driverless vehicle of the future is realistically going to be here in the near future
  • have our for the future of transport Adelaide
  • listen to some interesting and engaging speakers
  • find out about the benefits of an electric vehicle and the practicalities of owning one
  • test drive / ride some new transport options
  • enjoy a festive day out with music, displays and interactive activities

Future Transport Workshop - Presentations

Our 'Future Transport Workshop' was held on 22nd October and encouraged sustainability discussions amongst participants, who shared an interest in transport, land-use planning and associated technologies. This year we explored the theme, 'What would a decarbonised transport system look like?'

The presentations given by Professor Michael Taylor and Dr Gary Ellem are now available online.

Professor Michael Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Transport Planning, School of Natural & Built Environments, University of South Australia

Professor Taylor has 45 years experience in transport engineering practice, research and education. He is now Emeritus Professor of Transport Planning at the University of South Australia. Until late 2014 he was also Program Leader ‘Low carbon precincts’ in the CRC for Low Carbon Living.

Presentation available here.


Dr Gary Ellem, Tom Farrell Institute, University of Newcastle NSW 

Dr Ellem is a sustainability futurist working mainly in the areas of transport, energy and regional innovation. He identifies system scale opportunities which combine technology, business, regulatory and social innovation.

Presentation available here.


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This event is supported by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.







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Ngadlu Kaurna miyurna tampinthi. Parna yarta mathanya puki-unangku. 
We acknowledge that The Joinery sits on Kaurna land.
We offer our respect to the Traditional Owners whose lands and waters we engage with across South Australia.

Contact us at the Joinery at 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide, on (08) 8223 5155 or [email protected]

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