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The Future Streets conference is being organised by Local Transport Today magazine/Landor LINKS in partnership with Arup, Urban Transport Group, GRID, PTV Jacobs and University College London. This event will allow attendees to explore the way in which the different elements of urban mobility and street use can come together to advantage both as part of new thinking on smart urban policies, and to help local authorities with the new management challenge of emerging technologies and beahvioural change to street use by transport modes, and individuals, and real retail and commercial activities.
City life is changing, and so should our thinking about the best use of space for urban mobility needs. This re-evaluation should not be limited to just the road itself, but more specifically to the kerb and the significant and scarce resource that it represents. It can surely be put to much better use than just a home for stationary vehicles.
This pioneering event will explore planning for multifunctional city streets and the better use and management of kerbsides, road space and pavements to meet changing mobility and activity needs and balance economic, environmental and social priorities. It will provide a discussion of the opportunities, competing claims to, and public policy on, street space; economic, commercial and regulatory challenges; and appropriate models for space allocation by regulatory, design and pricing principles and deploying emerging new technologies.
Amongst the questions we will tackle:
1) How can road and kerb space be better managed and designed?
2) Do we fully understand the changing patterns of street, kerb and pavement use?
3) What should be the guiding principles for street visioning and design?
4) Will streets in the future play a new and different role in the urban realm?
The Changing Role of the Street and its Management
Morning session chaired by Paul Murrain
09.40 Introductions to the Discussion
Peter Stonham, Chairman, Landor LINKS
Susan Claris, Associate Director, Arup
Rebecca Fuller, Assistant Director, Urban Transport Group
09.55 Street Life and the Role of Mobility
John Dales, Project Director, Urban Movement Consultancy
10.15 Evolving City Form and Mobility Provision - Streets in a New Urban Eco-System
Professor Peter Jones, Scientific Co-Ordinator, EU MORE Project
10.35 Evolving Streets for a Driverless and Electric Future with FlexKerbs and Parklets
Susan Claris, Associate Director, Arup
Fatema Karim-Khaku, Senior Transport Planner, Arup
10.50 Q&A of the Morning Speakers
11.10 Refreshment break
A Management and Regulatory Framework for the New Street Activities Matrix
Mid-Morning session chaired by Nick Lester-Davis
11.30 Studying and Modelling Street Activity and its Management
Alastair Evanson, Solution Director, PTV, author ‘Managing the Kerb’ ITF report
11.50 Understanding Behaviour and Ergonomic Realities
Professor Nick Tyler, University College London, Director of the UCL Centre for Transport Studies
12.10 Re-imagining the Kerb
Neil Herron, Founder and CEO, GRID Smarter Cities
12.30 The Transport Authority Challenge on Street Management
Lilli Matson, Director of Transport Strategy, Representative of Transport for London
12.50 Question and Answer Session of Mid-Morning Speakers
13.10 Lunch Break
14.00 Roundtable/Workshop groups exploring specific themes including:
14.45 Report Back from Roundtables
15.00 Refreshment Break
15.20 Determining the Right Framework to Achieve Desirable Outcomes for Future Street Activity: What Should be our Objectives and How do we Best Embrace Short and Medium Term changes and Pressures
Nick Lester-Davis, former London Parking Director
15.40 Visualising the Evolution of Streets and the Public Realm
Andrew Linfoot, Global Technology Lead - Landscape Architecture, Jacobs
16.00 Panel Discussion
Including John Dales, Susan Claris, Peter Jones, Elaine Seagriff, Nick Lester-Davis and James Padden (DfT) introducing Government Policies and Plans for Future Mobility and Street Management.
16.45 Summing up Next Steps: What Professional and Institutional Steps Should we be Taking to Fit the Street for the Future
17.00 End of Event
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