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

11 November 2020 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM / South West England / South East England / Conference

11 November 2020 at 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Steam Museum Of Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN2 2EY
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This event has been postponed from the 26 March 2020 and is now re-open for new bookings.

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 McCaffery, 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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