ADBI-WCTRS Webinar Three on High-Speed Rail: High-Speed Rail and Spatial Scenarios for Europe 2050

Event | 26 June 2020
Online

Speaker Details

Speaker: Michael Wegener
Affiliation: Spiekermann & Wegener Urban and Regional Research
Time: 16:00–17:30 (Tokyo time)

Webinar Summary

This ADBI-World Conference of Transport Research Society (WCTRS) webinar featured Michael Wegener, former Director of the University of Dortmund’s Institute of Spatial Planning, who examined the impact of high-speed rail (HSR) on spatial development in Europe by 2050, based on project work by the European Spatial Planning Observation Network. Wegener described modeling that shows HSR’s effects on economic growth, equality, and energy consumption. The webinar also provided policy guidance for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific that are planning to develop HSR in the future.

About the Speaker

Michael Wegener is the former Director of the University of Dortmund’s Institute of Spatial Planning. He has been a partner in Spiekermann & Wegener Urban and Regional Research since 2001. His research specialties include urban and regional development, European urban systems, and transport networks. His work has particularly focused on land-use transport interface in cities and regions and the regional impacts of European transport infrastructure.

Wegener also previously worked at the Battelle Institut in Germany, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, and University of Tokyo. He studied architecture and urban and regional planning at the Technical University of Berlin.

Objectives
  • Enhance knowledge of issues related to spatial modelling and high-speed rail development
  • Provide policy guidance for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific that are planning to develop high-speed rail
Participants
  • Policy makers; practitioners in the fields of transport planning, urban and regional planning, and sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems; researchers
Output
  • Improved understanding of use-transport Interactions and spatial development impacts of high-speed rail, as well as modelling of HSR’s economic, environmental, and social equality effects
  • Greater dialogue and cooperation between policy makers and stakeholders on issues related to the modeling of HSR’s development effects
Partners
  • World Conference of Transport Research Society (WCTRS)
  • Chubu University, Japan