4 July 2017
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CIHT ran an all-day event on 4th July 2017 entitled Streets of the Future.
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The way we think about our streets and how they operate in the future is increasingly important. New technologies and innovations in development and design will move this forward, helping us understand and adapt to climate change, tackle air pollution and address resilience issues.
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Streets of the Future
This event looked at place shaping and how we deliver for people, understanding user behaviour and future demands and trends. Speakers helped delegates understand a holistic view of how you design good urban space, enabling the building of diverse, inclusive places and liveable places. The programme, seeking to understand key factors in developing our streets of the future saw the afternoon session run as workshops. Delegates were asked to consider what vision of the future do we want as transportation professionals and what are the implications?
Space at 119
Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
119 Britannia Walk
Map and Direction to CIHT
Andrew is the Director of Policy and Technical Affairs for The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, which represents over 14,000 members from the highways and transportation sector in over 85 countries worldwide. Members come from a range of professional backgrounds relating to the building, maintenance, operation, design and planning of transportation networks.
Throughout his career Andrew has been focussed on the development of improved highway services in the UK. He is experienced in operating at a strategic, tactical and operational level across a wide range of authorities and organisations and has over 25 years’ experience of developing partnership approaches to service delivery. Before joining CIHT Andrew was Director of Central and Local Government services at Atkins where he provided advice to a range of clients in the sector.
Andrew joined Atkins in January 2006 from 4ps where he was a senior executive advising local authorities on the best way to develop, procure and deliver PFI and PPP schemes .He has a deep knowledge and wide range of experience of developing successful partnerships across the UK highways sector, using a range of contractual models. His understanding of the structure, funding, service development, procurement and delivery in the sector lead to a secondment to UKTI in 2010 to produce a report on the capability of the UK Highways sector.
Andrew is recognised at a senior level professionally, being a Trustee of CIHT for 6 years and has chaired both its Procurement and Education boards. He is a former chair of the Yorkshire and Humberside branch of CIHT.
Nic Cary is Head of Data Policy at the Department for Transport. He is responsible for the Department’s transport data policy, strategy and outreach. His role shapes the data aspects of the Government Transformation Strategy to the context of a Department which helps keep Britain on the move. He is a frequent public speaker, where his focus is on evangelising the benefits of digital transformation and open data in the transport sector. Before taking up his present position, he led the team responsible for transforming digital services and open data at the Department’s 19 agencies and public bodies. Nowadays he emphasises that digital transformation is a business process, recognising that digital can have a techie image that is off-putting for non-technologists. He has been in digital for more than 20 years, having founded his own internet consultancy in 1995 and has since undertaken a wide variety of digital and technology roles, including that of CTO, technical architect and head of infrastructure. Previously he had a successful career at board-level in marketing communications.
Andrew is an engineer with a background in transportation, architectural engineering and urban design. He has over 20 years’ experience in how we can plan for movement whilst at the same time creating great streets and enjoyable places.
He has been involved in many regeneration and masterplanning projects for villages, towns and cities in the UK and around the world. These include the £8B Earls Court redevelopment which will stitch new London streets into the fractured fabric of this part of the city and Birmingham Connected which will address the over dominance of the motor vehicle to create better transit and a more walkable public realm. Internationally Andrew has worked on proposals for Chicago Lakeside, a community of 50,000 people with new city wide transit connections, a human scale, slow speed, strategic highway through the site and two miles of new lakeshore walking and bike trails. He is currently looking at movement and street design issues for a new mixed-use town of 40,000 people in Bahrain which will aim to internalise journeys, create better streets and more walkable neighbourhoods.
Andrew has acted as an advisor to Government for The House of Commons Select Committees on Housing and Sustainable Communities. He is co-author of national and local design guidance, including The Urban Design Compendium, Manual for Streets 1 and 2, Designing Streets (for the Scottish Government) and The Abu Dhabi Urban Street Design Manual. He is a Design Review Panel Member for The Design Council CABE, MADE and OPUN.
Autonomous vehicles will be transformational. Across the country, they have the potential to support a better quality of life, economic growth, health, safety and social connection. They offer convenient and affordable mobility to all of us, regardless of where we live, our age or ability to drive. They could also help to improve the way that our existing places and routes work, while offering new potential for land value uplift, additional homes and jobs. Our recent work at WSP has focussed on their potential impact on places, spaces and our transport networks and how their arrival on our streets should be made into a great opportunity to enhance the public realm.
Active Travel Networks in Garden Towns & Villages
Over the last five years cycling infrastructure guidance has been rewritten from the ground up. The focus of new publications such as the London Cycle Design Standards has very much been on retrofit to existing streets.
There has been little attempt to translate this work into a format accessible for planners, architects and transportation professionals working on new housing development.
MfS1&2 have little to say on cycling. Designing for walking and cyling in new developments varies widely. In many cases design quality is low with a consequentially low return on investment for the real estate industry.
The government’s Garden Cities, Towns and Villages programme has created considerable momentum in bringing forward promotion of new settlements. Awareness of important innovations which could contribute towards their success such as “cycle streets” is very low.
The industry has yet to think through how we can cost effectively combine Urbanist strategies for walkability with a sophisticated approach to bicycle networks.
Sam Neal has over 12 years Local Authority experience in Town Centre Regeneration, Masterplanning, Public Realm and Highway schemes and Major Site Development. With a strong track record of developing a vision for an area, securing external funding from organisations such as the GLA and Heritage Lottery Fund and delivering projects to budget, time and to an excellent standard Sam has delivered award-winning transformational change. Leading multi-disciplinary teams Sam can facilitate stakeholder engagement and support for schemes, develop creative place-shaping interventions and ensure a project’s successful delivery, long-term sustainability and continued growth.
Presentation Synopsis - Co-Design with the Community
Ensuring community buy-in to a scheme is essential to its long-term success and longevity. However it is also important that you engage them in the right elements of the scheme, ones where they can have a genuine involvement, areas which are not technical and where they will see the outcome of their involvement. Art installations provide a perfect opportunity to co-design an installation with the community, tapping into the history of an area, reconnecting the community with their place and creating a greater sense of ownership enabling long-term stewardship of the interventions. Using real-life case-studies Sam Neal will explore the opportunities and challenges of community engagement and co-design, looking at how designers can best use the wealth of experience, expertise and passion which is present in a local community to enhance their schemes and ensure long-term success.
Where speakers have granted their permission, their pdf presentations are available for CIHT members to view in their CIHT member area.
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