A top line-up of expert speakers will bring their insights to bear across a range of challenging issues at the 5th Annual Local Transport Summit at the Brentford Lock Holiday Inn in the London Borough of Hounslow on Thursday and Friday 18 - 19 November.
So much has happened over the past months that we are sure LTT readers will relish the opportunity to again get together with fellow professionals and consider where things now stand in the local transport landscape, and how best to tackle the current and emerging challenges.
Among the topics being adressed are the strategic issues of post-Covid behavioural change climate change and decarbonisation in the wake of the COP26 event, new mobility choices and disruptive technologies, and the impact of new government initiatives such as Levelling Up, Regional investment plans and Future Mobility Zones etc.
The DfT’s lead on local transport, Stephen Fidler, will give an overview of the department’s approach in the light of the Spending Review. There will be sessions exploring the impact on transport of the ‘culture wars’, and the need for greater recognition of diversity in both people and places.
The Summit brings together senior people involved in UK local transport from a range of perspectives including political leaders and decision-makers, those responsible for strategy, system design and delivery within transport authorities, and others with a connection to the future of our local transport system as providers, advisors, researchers and activists. The event has the active support and engagement of the DfT and other significant professional bodies, and is an important element of the LTT activity mix.
The Summit moves around the country and the host this year is the London Borough of Hounslow, a diverse and muliti-faced area, tackling transport within the context of the overall London transport matrix. It has been pioneering new thinking in land use/transport planning and mobility provision, including the 15-minute neighbourhood concept and pro-active parking management.
As before, we have secured an exceptional range of speakers from inside and beyond the ‘transport establishment’, especially those bringing new thinking to integrated, sustainable and smart mobility, and new approaches to decision-making and resource allocation to better reflect financial and environmental realities, and community priorities.
The format of the event is a residential 24-hour ‘Chatham House rules’ discussion and participatory forum in a relaxed quality environment addressed by experts and including panel discussions.
There is an evening reception and networking dinner at the end of the first day at which we will continue discussions prompted by a group of preceeding ‘new ideas’ presentations and an address by an outside speaker, this year Garrett Emmerson, a leading transport planning practitioner who has been chief executive of the London Ambulance Service for the past four years, who will reflect on his experiences in this most challenging role and some lessons he has learnt. The Summit will conclude with a pre-lunch presentation of a brand new book by the Dft’s leading behaviourial insights advisor.
There are three distinct elements to the event:
Day 1 Afternoon introductory sessions - including a post COP26 report - and round table discussions on key challenge: 1.30 - 5pm
Day 1 Early evening ‘new ideas’ presentations, reception and Dinner: 5.30 - 10pm
Day 2 Morning presentations, panel discussion on managing transport issues in the ‘culture wars’, roundtables and lunch 9.00 - 1.30pm
The full programme structure and speakers and how you can book to attend are set out on page 14, and the latest infomation can be viewed at LTTmagazine.co.uk
To register your interest in attending please email us which parts of the event you would like to join. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Summit booking page online at https://tinyurl.com/c986zz7s Numbers are limited, and participation is subject to available space. LTT subscribers will have booking priority and can attend the event free of charge (other than the dinner for which a modest charge applies).
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