Cathy Macharis is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her researchgroup MOBI – (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology) is aninterdisciplinary group focusing on sustainable logistics, electric andautonomous vehicles and urban mobility. Her research focuses on how toinclude stakeholders within decision and evaluation processes in the fieldof transport and mobility. She has been involved in several regional,national and European research projects dealing with topics such as theimplementation of innovative concepts for city distribution, assessment ofpolicy measures in the field of logistics and sustainable mobility,development of a multi actor multi criteria analysis framework, etc. Shepublished several books and wrote more than 100 papers. She is thechairwoman of Brussels Mobility Commission and vice-chair of Nectar(Network on European Communications and Transport ActivitiesResearch).
Inaugural lecture on Saturday 12 March
The transport sector is responsible for a quarter of CO2 emissions. And their share is still increasing. In this inaugural speech,
Cathy Macharis explains how we can reduce emissions by a factor of 8:"We can achieve this goal by starting a transition process based on 8Rs: Avoid, Avoid, Change, but also by Accelerating, Connecting, Changing and Falling in Love."
ULB Solbosch, 87 Avenue Adolphe Buyl - Building K - Auditorium Lafontaine, 12 March 2022
11u00 : Introduction Charline Urbain, vicerector ULB
11u15: Lecture Francqui Chair - Cathy Macharis
You will find the complete programme of the Francqui Chair in the attachement. The lectures will be in English.
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