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Is integrating low carbon transport into the planning process, procedurally possible or flippant fiction?

Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 10:00AM - 4:00PM
STEAM, Fire Fly Ave, Swindon SN2 2TA
RTPI South West

With the gradual reduction of greenhouse gases the Transport Sector remains as the highest UK contributor. Expectations and the demands on travel have changed with time and convenience constraining sustainable travel choices. How can planning predict and respond to increasing demand and accessibility whilst decreasing the environmental impacts and achieving ‘better places’?

This conference seeks to review the conflict of Urban Design and Transport planning and what can be done to increase compatibility. There will also be a focus on government response to transport, how this is influencing local transport strategies and a reflection on the challenges of securing ‘better planning, better transport, better places’ against carbon reductions.  The Better planning, better transport, better places advice has been led by CIHT in collaboration with the Transport Planning Society (TPS) and Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

Topic and speakers

  • How are the three major transport network providers responding to the Climate Change emergency, adapting infrastructure to allow for sustainable growth and managing the capacity of the existing network being managed through the Governments Housing Growth agenda?
    Lisa Mc Caffery, Planning Manager at Highways England
    Rachel Sandy, Highways England
    Daniel Round, Lead Strategic Planner – Western System Operator at Network Rail
    Paul Baker, Surface Access Strategy Manager at Bristol Airport

  • Better planning, better transport, better places
    Nick Small, Head of Strategic Development and the Built Environment (South) at Stagecoach

  • Transport and Urban Design: Making the connections
    Transport and urban design are two disciplines which must work as if they are one. Making the connections with urbanism, climate change and mobility will help deliver quality infrastructure projects that cut down emissions, reduce air pollution and provide more sustainable mobility choices. In addition, if practised together urban design and transport planning will create better places that people value and want to use. 
    Richard Latcham, Director at Richard Latcham Ltd

  • Trends in traffic and transport in relation to new development
    Lynn Basford, Basford Powers

  • Changing times needs a change of approach: Putting people, place and environment at the heart of Exeter’s transport strategy
    Jamie Hulland  Transportation Strategy & Road Safety Manager at Devon CC

  • Swindon – Transport Challenges on the Road to Growth
    An overview of local experience in accommodating an ambitious growth program
    Gerry Prodöhl, Principal Transport Manager – Major Developments, Swindon Borough Council 

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We are delighted that these professional bodies support the programme and are marketing the event to their members. We hope this event has a cross sector/professional audience to widen the discussions on the day.

Delegate fees and how to book
We are pleased to offer early bird rates with 15% off all delegate fees until 28 February.

To take advantage of this offer please book online and pay with a credit/debit card by following the online booking prompts below.

Those purchasing tickets in excess of £500 plus vat may request an invoice. Please get in touch to request this.

Exhibitor Opportunities
We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.


0207 929 8190

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RTPI Member early bird £82.60 + VAT: £16.52
Non Member early bird £104.35 + VAT: £20.87
Retired RTPI Member early bird £35.65 + VAT: £7.13
Student Member early bird £26.96 + VAT: £5.39
CIHT Member early bird £82.60 + VAT: £16.52
Transport Planning Society Member £82.60 + VAT: £16.52