CIHT is holding an all-day event on 4th July entitled 'Streets of the Future'.

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.

This event will look at place shaping and how we deliver for people, understanding user behaviour and future demands and trends.  Speakers will help delegates understand a holistic view of how you design good urban space, enabling the building of diverse, inclusive places and liveable places. The programme will include planning and mobility issues and improve understanding of how you bring all the different strands together.

We are able to offer very competitive delegate rates.  CIHT members and public sector at a cost of £50 + vat (£60) all other attendee categories at a cost of £100 + vat (£120).  For those public sector employees who are not CIHT members, in order to obtain your discounted rate, please enter the following special offer code when booking: 


We can keep costs down by only offering web based delegate registration. Please note that CIHT is not able to invoice - payment is only either by credit or debit card only.  Please book your place online. Thank you.

  Streets of the Future

Speakers invited:

  • Nic Cary - DfT
  • Andy Cameron - WSP /Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Tom Bailey - Almere Consulting
  • Professor Phil Purnell - University of Leeds
  • Fran McMahon - DfT
  • Phil Purnell - University of Leeds

Andrew Hugill, Director of Policy & Technical Affairs

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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, Head of Data Policy, Department for Transport

Nic Cary photo smallNic 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 Cameron, Director, WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff

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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.

Presentation Synopsis

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.

T: 020 7336 1570

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Member £60
Standard £120

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