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Transport and Spatial Planning

An event from the RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network

Monday, 23 November 2015 at 2:00PM - 6:00PM
University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG, UK
Fully Booked
RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network

This joint event from the RTPI and TPS brings together leading experts speakers to discuss the integration of transport and spatial planning. 

After a period of relative neglect, the strategic importance of transport is back on the political agenda. Proposals for integrated transport and land-use planning feature prominently in devolution bids from across the country, while spatial planning is increasingly seen as essential for realising the wider benefits of major transport projects.  

Our panel of speakers will examine how transport planning can be integrated into spatial policy at a range of different levels, discussing changes to policy and legislation, the impact of major transport investment, and the delivery of transport projects under current planning and funding regimes.

The half-day format and modest cost is aimed at professionals and students from spatial and transport planning. It will provide them with the opportunity to hear from and question leading practitioners from government, academia and key public agencies.

Download the agenda and speaker biographies

This event is now fully booked



  • Alan Wenban-Smith: Urban and Regional Policy
  • Graham Pendlebury: Director of Local Transport at the Department for Transport
  • Steve Melia: UWE and author of 'Urban transport without the hot air'
  • David Quarmby: Leader of the Rees-Jeffries Road Fund project 'Major roads for the future
  • John Worthington: Commissioner of the Independent Transport Commission, Past Director of the Academy of Urbanism 
  • Ian Wray: Visiting Professor in Geography and Planning and Visiting Fellow in the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice, University of Liverpool
  • Martin Tugwell: Programme Director, England's Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance

Benefits of attending

  • Hear about the future of transport in the planning process for local and national Government
  • Understand how transport planning can be better integrated into spatial policy at the local and wider-than-local levels
  • Discuss issues associated with the selection and delivery of transport schemes and programmes in the context of current planning and funding regimes
  • Be part of the debate on how local transport schemes are planned and delivered

If you have any questions, please email