Local Transport Summit

18 Nov 2021 to 19 Nov 2021 Brentford Lock Holiday Inn


** Last chance to book **

Limited free places at the full event and the evening networking dinner remain for relevant local authority decision-makers.

Attendance at the Local Transport Summit is FREE for LTT subscribers apart from a small fee for your networking dinner and accommodation. Please contact jason@landor.co.uk if you wish to attend as a LTT subscriber. Places are limited.

Headline Sponsors: Stantec and The Urban Transport Group
Event Supporters: Systra, Department for Transport and Local Transport Today

Local Transport Summit 2021

Thursday 18 November - Friday 19 November

After two years of enforced separation we are delighted to advise that the 5th Annual Local Transport Summit will be taking place at the Brentford Lock Holiday Inn in the London Borough of Hounslow on Thursday and Friday 18th/19th November.

As we're sure you are aware from either previously attending or hearing about this important event, The Summit brings together in a unique way 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 and support and engagement of the Department for Transport and other significant professional bodies.

The event moves around the country and the host this year is the London Borough of Hounslow who bring political, business and community leaders together, to create strategic visions for this diverse and muliti-faceted area, 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 parking management.

Our Summit content this year will embrace the strategic issues of post COVID behavioural change, Climate Change and de-carbonisation (including alternative energy sources), new mobility choices and disruptive  technologies, and the impact of new government initiatives such as Levelling Up, and Future Mobility Zones etc as well as looking at how we can better reflect the diversity of our people and places in our Transport Planning decision making.

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 facilitated workshops. There is an evening reception and networking dinner at the end of the first day at which we will continue discussions prompted by the preceding presentations and an address by an outside speaker, this year Garett Emerson, 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's learnt.

The programme is still being finalised but some of the other key speakers already confirmed are:

  • Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council
  • Stephen Fidler, Director, Local Transport, Department for Transport
  • Jessica Matthew, Director, Strategy and Private Officer, Department for Transport
  • Charlene Rohr, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
  • Victoria Lawson, Director of Environment, Culture and Customer Services, Hounslow Council
  • Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group
  • Caroline Watson, C40 Cities (invited)
  • Sarah Matthews Head of Transport Planning, Stantec
  • Richard Walker, ITS Leeds, Department for Transport
  • Katie Hall, Transport Planning Director, Systra (tbc)
  • Sharon Kindleysides, Future Mobility Thought Leader and Consultant
  • Stefanie O’Gorman, Director of Sustainable Economics, Ramboll
  • Thomas Ableman, Director of Innovation, TfL
  • Jo Field, Consultant and President of Women in Transport
  • Mark Frost, Chair of TPS and Director at Fern Consulting
  • Peter Harrop, Chairman, ID TechEx
  • Keith Mitchell, Director, Stantec
  • Deborah Saunt, Director, DSDHA Architects and planners
  • Alan Wood, Traffic Policing Lead, Penham Excel
  • Tim Ashman, Director, TJA Associates
  • Stuart Blackadder, Innovation Strategy Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester

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

  • Session A: Day 1 afternoon keynote presentations and panel discussions:1.30 - 5pm
  • Session B: Day 1 Early evening presentations, reception and networking dinner: 5.30- 10pm
  • Session C: Day 2 Morning presentations, panel discussion and networking lunch: 9.00- 1.30pm

These session titles reference to the pricing options when booking your place to attend above.

Attendees can choose to attend the whole event for £275, including overnight accomodation , 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 .

Event Programme and Timings

Day 1 - Thursday 18th 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:
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council
- Peter Stonham, Chairman, Landor LINKS/LTT
- 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, Director, Urban Silence, on re-shaping planning

14:50: Comfort Break

15:00: UK local transport landscape: Where are we now and where are we going?
Arman Farahmand-Razavi – Chair of Friends of LTT

- 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
David Christie, Growth and Masterplanning Manager, Transport for London

16:00: UK local transport planning practice – Innovating and responding to new needs
Session Chair: Andrew Forster, Former Editor of LTT (TBC)

Presentations delivered by:

- Sarah Matthews, Head of Transport Planning, Stantec
- Victoria Lawson, Director of Environment, Culture and Customer Services.
- Deborah Saunt, DSDHA Architects & Urban Designers
- Stefanie O'Gorman, Director of Sustainable Economics, Ramboll
- Dr Malcolm Morgan, Place-based Carbon Calculator, ITS Leeds 

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, on managing change and innovation
- Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, on what's next in automation and new energy
- Stuart Blackadder, Innovation Strategy Officer, Transport for Greater Manchester on sharing the problem with cross sector thinking
- Alan Woods, Business Development Director, Penham Excel and Tim Ashman, Director, TJA Assoicates, on tackling transgression and persistent evaders

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 most challenging role and some lessons he has learnt from this and from his senior transport planning positions at TFL, Local Authorities and Consultancy.

22:00 Informal networking

Day 2 - Friday 19th November:

09:00: Reflections on day 1 delivered by Arman Farahmand-Razavi – Chair of Friends of LTT

09:15: Keynote presentiation: 'Future uncertain' delivered by Charlene Rohr, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

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 chaired by Peter Stonham, Editorial Director, Local Transport Today including:

- Charlene Rohr, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
- Andrew Forster, Former Editor, Local Transport Today
- Keith Mitchell, Director, Stantec
- Lucy Marstrand-Taussig, Technical Lead, Walking and Cycling, Metis Consultants
- John Dales, Director, Urban Movement

10:45: Tea and Coffee break

11:15: How do we better reflect diversity in transport planning, in our own organisations, and for the places we create?

This session, led by Tom van Vuren, Regional Director UK & Europe, Veitch Lister Consulting & Visiting Professor, University of Leeds, will explore:

  • Positive messages: examples of what is going well
  • The to-do list: examples of projects and interventions that by now should have been in place
  • How to ensure that positive actions benefit all underrepresented groups

With panellists including (see website for latest programme):

Sharon Kindleysides, Founder, Women in ITS Special Interest Group
How do we recognise who isn't in the room  – and how do we hear their voices?

Jo Field, President, Women in Transport
Reflecting diversity of places and people in transport planning, with a focus on current Transport Planning Day campaigns

Cllr Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport, and One Hounslow (invited)

12:15: 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
- Keith Mitchell, Director, Stantec

12:30: End note presentation: 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 Ogilvy UK

13:00: Networking lunch


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