Anthony Perl

Fellow, Transportation

Communities, Transportation

Anthony Perl is Director of the Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia; he has previously worked at the City University of New York, the University of Calgary, and Université Lumière in Lyon, France. He has authored or co-authored four books, most recently Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil (2008). Anthony's research crosses disciplinary and national boundaries to explore the policy decisions that affect transportation, cities and the environment. He has published in scholarly journals such as Energy Policy, Transportation Research, Transportation Quarterly, World Transport Policy and Practice, and Scientific American.

Anthony's work been awarded prizes for outstanding papers presented at the World Conference on Transport Research and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. He has advised governments in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, and the United States on transportation and environmental research and policy development, and currently chairs the Intercity Passenger Rail committee of the U.S. Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council.

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ANTHONY PERL: Getting Our Foot Off the Brake

length: 1:27   credit:   Oct 26, 2010

Post Carbon Institute Transportation Fellow Anthony Perl recommends against any increase of spending on automotive or air transportation, arguing instead to move these monies to a real dedication to rail.

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Anthony Perl is Director of the Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia; he has previously worked at the City University of New York, the University of Calgary, and Université Lumière in Lyon, France. He has authored or co-authored four books, most recently Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil (2008). Anthony's research crosses disciplinary and national boundaries to explore the policy decisions that affect transportation, cities and the environment. He has published in scholarly journals such as Energy Policy, Transportation Research, Transportation Quarterly, World Transport Policy and Practice, and Scientific American.

Anthony's work been awarded prizes for outstanding papers presented at the World Conference on Transport Research and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. He has advised governments in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, and the United States on transportation and environmental research and policy development, and currently chairs the Intercity Passenger Rail committee of the U.S. Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council.

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Australia's oil vulnerability

length: 53:22   credit: RN: Big Ideasdownload   Jun 10, 2013

While some predict peak oil will soon be the end of industrial society, others shrug it off as scaremongering. But if we are running out of oil, is intervention needed to mitigate the impact of peak oil – or will market forces and technological innovation be a sufficient response?

This discussion is moderated by Antony Funnell, presenter of RN's Future Tense.

Guests:
 
Anthony Perl - Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University and author of Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil.
Ian Dunlop - Centre for Policy Development Fellow, and former senior international oil, gas and coal industry executive and Chair of the Australian Coal Association
Ross Povey - Director Planning and Development, Stirling Council
Michael Roth - Executive Manager Public Policy, RACQ
 
Offshore oil rig at sunset image via arbyreed/flickr

 

Latest Publications

A government says NO to airport expansion

Anthony Perl    Jul 02, 2010   

The British government's recent decision to cancel construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow airport marks a major milestone in our adaptation to post-carbon mobility.  This is the first time that a government … >>

The Future Looks Bleak For Coal And We Shouldn’t Invest In It

Anthony Perl    Jul 23, 2014   

In the transition towards a post-carbon future, infrastructure built today for fossil fuels could easily become stranded assets which burden investors and taxpayers with sunk costs. The proposal to build coal shipment … >>

REPORT: Natural Gas Report Supplements: Public Health, Agriculture, Transportation

Anthony Perl    Jun 01, 2011   

The challenges posed by shale gas production have serious implications for the future of agriculture, transportation, and health in the United States. In this collection of articles, PCI Fellows explore what the Hughes … >>

The Post Carbon Reader

Anthony Perl

How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features essays by some of the world’s most … >>

press coverage

Perl op-ed on coal risk at Vancouver Sun

Anthony Perl  

Post Carbon Fellow Anthony Perl's op-ed arguing against plans to build new coal shipment facilities appeared in the Vancouver Sun. From the article: Proposals for new coal export facilities on the west coast of North … >>