“Smart Cities” Must Be Low-carbon, Liveable and Connected

Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director & CEO

Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

Josipa Petrunic is leading the formulation of several national transportation technology trials related to zero-emissions transportation and “smart vehicles” innovation, including the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial, the Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration & Integration Trial, and the National Smart Vehicle Demonstration Project. Dr. Petrunic previously served as the lead researcher in electric vehicle policy studies at McMaster University, and as a senior research fellow at University College London (UCL) in Science and Technology Studies. She continues to lecture in Globalization Studies at McMaster University and in interdisciplinary research methods at Athabasca University.
Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is a member-based industry-led organization including more than 100 private and public sector companies and organizations across Canada. It partners stakeholders in the transit, transportation and integrated mobility sectors in the pursuit of collaborative research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects with academia.

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