Walking as the key to sociality
Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
Professor Nick Tyler CBE FREng is the Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering at UCL and the Director of the UCL Centre for Transport Studies. His £50M massive (40,000m3) multiscale multisensorial laboratory allows him and his team to study the interactions of environments, people and their activities at life-scale – including how people walk in urban environments. PEARL is the part of the UK national research facility for infrastructure and cities. He is a co-investigator of the UCL Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Programme. Nick combines highly diverse fields in his research, from civil/transport engineering and architecture to neuroscience, psychology, physiology, ophthalmology, audiology, orthopaedics, lighting, sound and acoustics. His research extends to projects in Latin America, Japan and Europe. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Royal Society of Arts, and was appointed CBE in 2011.