2021 Local Transport Summit

Thursday 18 November - Friday 19 November Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, West London

02 November 2021

Day 1 – Thursday 18 November

12:00 Pre Summit Walking Tour 

Walking tour of the Brentford Lock renewal area conducted by Richard Walker and The London Borough of Hounslow

13:00 Tea and Coffee served during registration and delegates arrival

13.30 Host's welcome and introduction

  • Representative of Hounslow Council (tbc)
  • Peter Stonham, Chairman, Landor LINKS 
  • Richard Walker, ITS Leeds / 

Department for Transport

13:45 Climate change and achieving the required responses

  • A roundup of outcomes from the previous week’s global climate change conference introduced and facilitated by Richard Walker. 
  • Video message from Professor Greg Marsden and Decarbon8 programme 
  • Observations by Keith Mitchell, Director, Stantec, on implications for local action in the UK 
  • Observations by Martina Juvara from Urban Silence (tbc)

14:55 Comfort Break

15:00 UK local transport landscape: Where are we now and where are we going?

Session Chair: Sarah Matthews, Head of Transport Planning, Stantec

  • Keynote presentation delivered by Stephen Fidler, Co-Director, Local Transport, Department for Transport

Panel discussion including:

  • Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group
  • Mark Frost, Chair of Transport Planning Society and Director at Fern Consulting
  • Phil Graham, Head of Good Growth, Greater London Authority (tbc)
  • Dr Louise Reardon, Senior Lecturer in Governance and Public Policy, Inst. Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham 

16:00 UK local transport planning practice – innovating and responding to new needs

Session Chair: TBC

Panel discussion including:

  • Sarah Matthews, Head of Transport Planning, Stantec
  • Victoria Lawson, Head of Planning and Environment, London Borough of Hounslow (tbc)
  • Deborah Saunt, DSDHA Architects & Urban Designers
  • Stefanie O'Gorman, Director of Sustainable Economics, Ramboll
  • Dr Malcolm Morgan, Place-based Carbon Calculator, ITS Leeds (tbc)

17:00 Tea and Coffee break

17:30 New Challenges and New Solutions: Expert speakers look to new ways forward

Session Chair: Peter Stonham, Chairman, 

Landor LINKS

  • Thomas Ableman, Head of Innovation, 

Transport for London

  • Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx - The driverless world
  • Stuart Blackadder, Transport for Greater Manchester (tbc) - Cross-sector thinking
  • Alan Wood, Company Director, Penham Excel - Understanding errant driver behaviour

18:30 Networking Reception

19:30 Sit down dinner with after dinner speaker

Garrett Emmerson, CEO of London Ambulance Service for the past four years, who will reflect on his experiences in this challenging role and  lessons learnt and his senior transport planning positions at TfL, councils and consultancies.

22:00 Informal Networking

Day 2 – Friday 19 November

09:00 Reflections on day 1 delivered by 

Arman Farahmand-Razavi – Chair of Friends of LTT

09:15 Keynote presentiation delivered by Charlene Rohr, Technical Director, 

Mott MacDonald - ‘Future uncertain’

09:30 ‘Transport culture wars’ Uncertainty and instability in political and public discourse and its ramifications for transport decision-making and information exchange. What does all this mean for us as a profession?

Panel discussion including expert speakers:

  • Charlene Rohr, Technical Director,

Mott MacDonald

  • Andrew Forster, Former Editor, LTT
  • Keith Mitchell, Director, Stantec
  • John Dales, Director, Urban Movement 

10:30 Tea and Coffee break

11:00 How do we better reflect the diversity of our places and their people in transport planning and in our own organisations? Plus reflections on Transport Planning Day and their recent campaigns

  • Sharon Kindleysides, ITS Coordinator Europe, Cities Forum
  • Jo Field, Chair of TPS and Chair of Women in Transport
  • Anna Sirmoglou, Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at West Midlands Combined Authority 

12:00 Summing up the future of the discussion

  • Richard Walker, ITS Leeds/Department for Transport
  • Peter Stonham, Chairman, Landor LINKS
  • Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group

12:15 End note speaker: Pete Dyson and Rory Sutherland will introduce their brand new book ‘Transport for Humans’ on behavioural science insights and transport. Dyson is Principal Behavioural Scientist at the DfT and Sutherland is Vice Chair of Ogilivy UK.

There are three distinct elements to the event broken down as:

l  Session A: 

Day 1 afternoon keynote presentations and panel discussions: 1.30 - 5pm. £95

l  Session B: 

Day 1 Early evening presentations, reception and networking dinner: 

5.30 - 10pm. £150

l  Session C: 

Day 2 Morning presentations, panel discussion and networking lunch: 

9.00 - 1.30pm. £95

Attendees can choose to attend the whole event for £275, including overnight accommodation, or select individually-priced parts of the programme.

We encourage you to join in the whole event, as it is structured to provide a comprehensive overview of the current UK Local Transport landscape and exceptional discussion and networking opportunities.

To register your interest in attending please email jason@landor.co.uk indicating your preferred sessions to join. 

Overall numbers are limited and participation is subject to available space. Our conference organiser will provide you with confirmation of your acceptance.

Visit: https://bit.ly/3EplcHu for further information and to book your place

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