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Reducing Car Dependency: The New Revolution

A Young Planners Cymru Webinar
04 March 2021 at 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM / Wales / Online

04 March 2021 at 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
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RTPI Cymru | [email protected]

We all know why we must get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 if we want to starve off the apocalyptic impacts of climate change, but how do we actually get there?  Greenhouse gas emissions from road transport make up around a fifth of UK greenhouse gas emissions; whilst we have done tremendous work on reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions by 32% from 1990 to 2017, emissions from road transport have actually increased by 6% over the same period.

So how do we as planners play our part in this challenge and help decarbonise the way we travel around our town and cities?  Join this cross-professional panel as we debate the role of planning in changing people’s attitudes to car use, how EV cars are not the golden solution many are led to believe and how COVID-19 has led to some very important questions regarding the future of public transport.

This webinar, organised by Young Planners Cymru and brought to you in association with the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, will be chaired by Young Planner Thom Simnett.  He will also be joined by Mark Barry of Cardiff University, Mike Axon of transport planning consultancy Vectos, Helen Westhead of Arup and Daniel McCool representative from the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

This event is online - once registered you will be sent an email invitation nearer the date to permit you access to the session.

NB - Bookings close at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 3 March

Further Reading

Net Zero Transport: the role of spatial planning and place-based solutions. This research was carried out by LDA Design, with City Science and Vectos. It explores how different places can achieve an 80% reduction in surface transport emissions by 2030, as part of a pathway to net zero by 2050.