Professor Nick Tyler joins us next week to speak as part of Thematic 3 – Creating Conscious Design, which asks: how does behavioural insight affect architecture and planning? Nick is based at UCL, where from 2003 to 2013 he was the Departmental Head of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, and where he is now appointed as Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering. His research focuses on people’s interaction with their immediate environments, with a view to improving the design of transport built environment.
Nick set up the Accessibility Research Group within the Centre for Transport Studies, with a team of researchers investigating many aspects of accessibility and public transport. This includes the way in which common functions – such as walking – are managed by subconscious control systems which interact with the physical, sensory and cognitive environments in which people function.
We look forward to welcoming Nick and to hearing his contribution to this exciting day of debate and discussion.