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As the Department for Transport consults on its Transport appraisal and modelling strategy: informing future investment decisions document heralding potential changes to the way in which schemes are evaluated, Local Transport Today is pleased to be organising a seminar on the general topic of transport investment appraisal professional activity.
It will explore how the frameworks and principles for assessing and approving different kinds of schemes might be improved to re?ect changing objectives, user behavioural patterns, the relationships with commercial development propositions, (such as new housing schemes), and with wider local economic and social development strategies, and their overall evaluation.
We will be looking at a range of circumstances and types of scheme and exploring alternative ways of capturing relevant costs and bene?ts to meet both public expenditure and private commercial investment objectives, including:
The discussion will include the perspectives of National and local agencies and both the public and private sectors, and the delivery of both transport and other policy objectives. The discussion will be led by Professor Peter Jones of University College London and Keith Mitchell, Chairman of Peter Brett Associates.
09:30 Registration with tea and coffee served upon arrival
Peter Stonham, Chairman, Landor LINKS Ltd
10:00 Introduction to the day by the morning chair
Peter Jones, Professor of Transport & Sustainable Development, University College London
10:10 A Department for Transport perspective
Robin Cambery, Chief Transport Modeller and Head of Modelling and Appraisal Methods, Department for Transport
10:25 National Perspectives - How do key national players view the current appraisal processes and the need for change? Chaired by: Peter Jones, UCL
Sarah Rae, Head of Modelling and Analysis Team, National Infrastructure Commission
Stephen Elderkin, Chief Analyst, Highways England
John Elliot, Communications Officer and Vice Chair, The Local Government Technical Advisors Group
11:45 Refreshment break
12:10 Challenges and Priorities - Panel Discussion: Experts from a variety of backgrounds give their views on the key issues and potential new steps, and invite discussion
Keith Mitchell, Director, Community Development & Infrastructure, Peter Brett Associates
Tom Van-Vuren, Divisional Director, Mott Macdonald
Keith Buchan, Director for Skills, Transport Planning Society
Paul Buchanan, Partner, Voltera
Tom Worsley, Visiting Fellow, ITS Leeds University
13:30 Lunch Break
14:15 Welcome back by afternoon chair
Keith Mitchell, Chairman, Peter Brett Associates
14:25 Challenges faced by Cities and Regions: How well do current appraisal methods align with wider city and regional objectives and business case development?
Martin Tugwell, Programme Director, England's Economic Heartland
Ryan Taylor, Business Case Manager, Transport for London
15:00 Embracing wider dimensions
A developer's perspective on the commercial context
Roger Madelin, Head of Canada Water Development, British Land
Economic appraisal issues across modes and geographies
Toby Cuthbertson, Director, SYSTRA Ltd
Making better strategic and business cases by appropriate appraisal of people and places
Derek Halden, Director, DHC Loop Connections
Improving the treatment of social and environment elements in transport appraisal
Helen Bowkett, Senior Technical Director, Arcadis
16:20 Reflections on the day
Mark Ledbury, Deputy Director, Transport Appraisal and Strategic Modelling, Department for Transport
16:40 Networking drinks reception
Opportunities are currently available for partner organisations to work with Local Transport Today in scoping out the final content of the summit, ensuring appropriate contributions are made by relevant experts.
For further information, please contact Jason Conboy on: 020 7091 7895 or email: [email protected]
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