Where engineering meets architecture.  Where places are created for people.  This evening lecture featured insights from leading international experts, explaining how we put people at the heart of building better places.  The event encouraged an exchange of ideas between highway engineers, architects, planners and members of the public. It also explored how ideas from one discipline can inform and educate other disciplines. 

Our thanks are extended to our main sponsor, Amey:

Amey is the face behind the services people use every day, creating better places to live, work and travel. Our end-to-end capability means that we can design assets to meet the demands of today. And with their long-term maintenance in mind, we make sure that they’re fit for the future too. We combine our expertise and talent, with data, innovation and cutting-edge technology.

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Shared learning partner: In partnership with:
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Endorsed by:

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E: conferences@ciht.org.uk

T: 020 7336 1570


  1. Creating Better Places - Andreas Markides, President, CIHT
  2. Future mobility in cities - Prof Peter Jones OBE, Prof of Transport & Sustainable Dev, UCL
  3. Making cities for people - Henriette Vamberg, Partner, Managing Director DK, Gehl
  4. People and their interactions with the environment - Prof Nick Tyler CBE, Chadwick Prof of Civil Engineering, UCL

Copies of all the videos are available to view on the CIHT YouTube channel here.


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Andreas Markides Director of Markides Associates, BSc (Hons) MSc CEng FCIHT FICE

Andreas is currently the President of CIHT.  

Andreas is a chartered civil engineer with a masters in Transport Planning from Imperial College. After a time working for Peter Brett Associates he spent 22 years with Colin Buchanan, rising to become chairman of Colin Buchanan from 2011 to 2013.

Andreas has worked on many masterplanning projects, urban extensions and town centre regeneration schemes. He has been expert witness at numerous public inquiries.  He is a founding member of the Academy of Urbanism and a Trustee of the Chartered institution of Highways and Transportation.  Andreas loves spending time with his family, travelling and reading. He is passionate about politics, Greek myths and Manchester United (not necessarily in that order).



Henriette Vamberg, Partner & Managing Director CPH, Team Lead Strategies, Architect MAA

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Henriette leads the work focused on city transformations at Gehl. Since starting at Gehl in 2000 she has worked with a number of public and private clients and has led many of the major projects that have been developed at Gehl. This work has brought her to different destinations in Europe, the USA, Russia, India, Australia and New Zealand. Henriette graduated from Jan Gehl’s Urban Design Department. His methodology and knowledge are deeply embedded in Henriette’s approach, which is constantly evolving through the variety of projects which Gehl undertakes.

Nick Tyler,  Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering

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Nick investigates the ways in which people interact with their immediate environments. He set up the Accessibility Research Group within the Centre for Transport Studies, with a team of researchers investigating many aspects of accessibility and public transport. The group has a total research portfolio of more than £20million for projects including the PAMELA pedestrian environment laboratory, which is being used to develop models for accessible pedestrian infrastructure. Nick is also the Director of the UCL CRUCIBLE Centre, which is a multi-Research Council funded Centre for interdisciplinary research on lifelong health and wellbeing and involves researchers from all 8 faculties in UCL. Nick holds a PhD from University College London, where his thesis was on a methodology for the design of high capacity bus systems using artificial intelligence. He was on the winning team for the EC-funded ‘City Design in Latin America 2000: The European City as a Model’ competition, for the design of the transport interchange at Federico Lacroze in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently part of the UK involvement in the Chinese Low Carbon Cities Development project. He is a member of the UK HM Treasury Infrastructure UK's Engineering Interdependencies Expert Group. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was appointed a CBE in the New Year's Honours 2011 for services to technology and elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014.

Professor Peter Jones, OBE, FCIHT, FRGS, HonFIHE

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Peter Jones is Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development in the Centre for Transport Studies at University College London. He is a member of the Independent Transport Commission and co-chairs the DfT’s Joint Analysis Development Panel.  He has carried out various advisory roles for the European Commission and for several national and city governments around the world. He is currently a Member of the CIHT Urban Design Panel, the London Commission for Roads and Streets, the Manchester Congestion Expert Reference Group and the Commission for Travel Demand.
He is the Scientific Co-ordinator of the EU ‘CREATE’ project, and has a wide range of transport research and teaching interests, covering both analytical methods and policy. These include:
Traveller attitudes and behaviour
Travel trends and the determinants of travel demand
Traffic restraint studies
Accessibility studies
Policy option generation
Major transport economic and social impact studies
Public engagement
Development of new survey and appraisal methods
Activity-based modelling and analysis
Advances in urban street planning and design


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Upon arrival, delegates are required to enter the Wilkins Building via the South Cloisters entrance for delegate registration. Please note that any wheelchair users should use the entrance a little further along to the right. 

UCL, Gower Street entrance
South Cloisters,
Wilkins Building
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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Please click here for public transport options information. 
There are no car parking places at UCL, however there are local NCP car parks in the area.  
UCL has limited cycle parking in the main quad areas, however, space is not guaranteed.

The lecture takes place in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, on 2nd floor of the Wilkins Building. 

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