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Transport Planning Network: Annual Conference

Creating visions for better places

Monday, 18 November 2019 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Arup, 8 Fitzroy St, London
RTPI-TPS Transport Planning Network

A joint conference from the Royal Town Planning Institute, Transport Planning Society and Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Transport plays a central role in the built environment: shaping patterns of land use and movement, unlocking sites for development and regeneration, and influencing everything from economic productivity to social inclusion, and from resilience to the transition to zero carbon.

However, the integration of transport and land use planning can be challenging in practice. Despite some recent improvements, policy and guidance is largely focused on managing the impact of new development on transport networks, while modelling and appraisal processes often struggle to account for wider impacts to people and place.

This can lead to a mentality of ‘predict and provide’, where assumptions of future transport demand are based on outdated trends. Planning on these assumptions fails to capture the complex and dynamic relationship between transport, land use and changes within the existing built environment, and makes it difficult to respond to disruptive trends such as technological innovation, environmental risk and changing consumer preferences. A better approach is needed.

New advice from the CIHT, RTPI and TPS describes how transport and land use planners can work with communities, businesses and other stakeholders to create transformative visions for sustainable mobility and land use, and deliver these through Local and Strategic Plans within the context of the NPPF. Through a combination of presentations and interactive workshops, this conference will provide practical advice for professionals, and debate about what needs to change.

Download the latest agenda

Speakers and workshop facilitators include:

  • Lynda Addison OBE, Chair of the CIHT Sustainable Transport Panel
  • Phil Goodwin, Emeritus Professor of Transport Policy at UCL & UWE
  • Victoria Hills, Chief Executive of the RTPI
  • Keith Mitchell, Chairman of Peter Brett Associates
  • Jo Ward, Associate Transport Planner at Elliott Wood Partnership Ltd and Transport Planning Society Board Member
  • Leo Muarry, Co-Director at Possible
  • James Gleave, Director at Mobility Lab
  • Stephen Bennett, Chair of the Transport Planning Society
  • Laura Putt, Principle Analyst at Transport for London and TPS Board Member
  • Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy

Attend the conference to learn about:

  • Developing integrated transport and land use policies and plans that can respond to key economic, social and environmental challenges
  • The process of visioning at different scales, from neighbourhoods and rural areas to counties and city-regions
  • Embedding delivery through local plan-making and development management

Who should attend:

  • Planning policy and development management officers
  • Transport planners and highways engineers 
  • Planning and transport consultants
  • Public transport operators and other mobility companies
  • Urban designers
  • Developers
  • Civil servants
  • Elected members
  • Students and young professionals