Paul Tranter is an Associate Professor in Geography in the School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences at the Australian Defence Force Academy. His research has made a pioneering contribution to the literature in the areas of child-friendly environments, active transport, and healthy and sustainable cities. He has forged new areas of research by combining hitherto unlinked research topics (e.g. children’s rights and peak oil), or by applying innovative concepts to urban transport studies (e.g. “effective speed”, a concept that considers the total time costs associated with any mode of transport). He has developed creative ways to communicate serious topics to audiences. An important theme in his recent research is how child-friendly environments can make cities more resilient in the face of challenges such as energy stress. This issue is examined in the final chapter of a new book Paul has co-authored with Claire Freeman, University of Otago – Children and Their Urban Environments: Changing Worlds, published by Earthscan.
Blog Posts by Paul Tranter
Addicted to speed? Slow down, reduce your carbon footprint and retire 15 years earlier
By Paul Tranter - August 31, 2011
Modern societies are addicted to speed. A hurry virus has taken over our lives... read more
Reducing our carbon footprint? It’s child’s play
By Paul Tranter - August 29, 2011
In Children and Their Urban Environment: Changing Worlds, Claire Freeman and Paul Tranter argue that rather than be overwhelmed by emerging challenges, we should focus instead on achievable positive visions. One such vision involves the creation of child-friendly cities... read more