Exploring the Future: A Journey through the International Transport Planning Conference

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Celebrating Achievements: A Rising Star in Transport Planning

Since joining Glanville as a Principal Planner, just over a year ago, Deni Krevesic has made significant milestones. Firstachieving the status of Chartered Transport Planning Professional (CTPP) and more recently, being elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT). His latestresearch paper, “Driving Towards the Future: The Impact of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles on Transport Planning”, has generatedinterest amongst industry experts both in the UK andinternationally.

For Deni, the world of transport planning isn’t just a career,it’s a lifelong passion that traces back to a childhood. Deni says: “From a young age, I was fascinated with traffic and transportation. My toy collection of buses, trains, cars, and lorries were my most treasured possessions. It was easy for me to choose a career. My curiosity towards transport planning only grew, and that inspired me to write the paper. It came as a humble surprise when I received an invitation to be a keynote speaker at the conference.”

A Prestigious Invitation

Deni’s insightful paper earned him an invitation to be the keynote speaker at the 9th International Conference ‘Towards a Humane City’ with the theme “Reshaping Mobility,” in late October 2023. His paper has also earned him a feature in the distinguished Bus Centre of Excellence established by the UK Government and hosted by CIHT.

We asked Deni to share his recent experience from the conference:

“Hundreds of people from around the world were welcomed during the two days of the conference. They were joined by over 150 international experts from the transport planning industry, including professors from several universities and scientists, representatives of local and government authorities, public transport companies, and city services from the traffic, urban mobility, and planning fields.”

Connecting the Future with the Present

“As a transport planner, my work often involves forecasting future traffic, and assessing how the highway network will operate in the next ten or twenty years. The world of transport planning is undergoing a transformative shift with the emergence of autonomous and connected vehicles. These futuristic vehicles have the potential to change the way people travel, offering efficient and sustainable solutions. Intrigued by this, I decided to analyse the impact of connected and autonomous vehicles on transport planning and volunteered to be a passenger on one of the first rides at Mi-Link in Didcot, Oxfordshire, in March 2023. I examined the implementation of it and of other autonomous vehicles in public across the UK and summarised my initial findings.”

Exploring the Future: A Journey through the International Transport Planning Conference

A Platform for Knowledge Exchange

“Beyond presenting my paper, the conference offered a unique platform to understand how professionals worldwide are addressing mobility challenges. It wasn’t just a gathering; it was a nexus of ideas, a melting pot of visions for the future.

In conclusion, the International Transport Planning Conference offered an insightful platform for industry professionals to share their research findings, exchange ideas, and envision the future of transport planning. The conference was not just a platform; it was a stepping stone towards a future where transport planning is synonymous with sustainability, efficiency, and an unwavering commitment to progress.

Exploring the Future: A Journey through the International Transport Planning Conference