Day 1 - Our Climate Future: Understand how the sector can contribute to sustainable working practices, address climate change and creates environmental benefits with a global or local impact. Discover, how you can shape the future and see what opportunities there are to make a difference.
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This year CIHT are running an exciting weeklong Young Professional Festival of Learning that will bring together an exciting range of topics and speakers to explore the Future of Transportation
Understand how the sector can contribute to sustainable working practices, address climate change and creates environmental benefits with a global or local impact. Discover, how you can shape the future and see what opportunities there are to make a difference.
Attendees who sign up for this event either as an individual or as part of the weeklong package, will also have access to a selection of additional resources on the day. This will include supplementary webinars, events and exclusive case study material that will further examine the role of transport and the changes we as professionals must make to reduce carbon.
Presentation from Adam Cane, ACO Technologies
In this presentation Adam takes an emotive look at Climate Change. Taking his daughters favourite book Climate Change for Babies and giving the audience a simple, but effective explanation to the root causes of global warming and the effects human activity is having on our weather and the environment around up. Outlining ways we can mimic nature and enhance natural systems in the highway environment through clever design and how we can use advanced control systems to create resilience in the future.
Micromobility, in the form of start-up firms offering shared e-scooters for hire, has come from nowhere to severely disrupt the global urban transport sector. Offering citizens and visitors more transport choice and utility, whilst outflanking and putting pressure on the agencies which plan, regulate and operate roads, urban spaces, public and shared mobility.
Arguments continue to be made by its supporters claiming that micromobility offers an entrepreneurial, convenient and sustainable means to connect to public transport and make short-distance trips in place of the private car. To the sceptics, e-scooters are unsafe, disruptive, undermine active travel and represent he unacceptable face of venture capitalism.
There is evidence to support both viewpoints and the situation continues to change. With cities facing demographic and economic growth, rising traffic volumes, congestion, pollution and the multiple challenges of climate change, this presentation will explore the evolution (or revolution) of micromobility within the context of future urban mobility in a global perspective.
The presenter, Jonathan Spear, will offer a personal view of the current state of play of micromobility and prospects for the future. It is hoped this will prompt a meaningful debate on the extent to which e-scooters offer a genuinely new mode which is here to stay, and whether UK towns and cities considering micromobility can learn from ongoing global experience to secure appropriate solutions for their areas.
Presentation from Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth’s Head of Science, Policy & Research.
Mike Childs has worked for 30 years for the organisation on issues including factory pollution, waste management, chemical safety, and climate change. He led the organisation’s Big Ask Campaign between 2004 to 2008 which led to the passing of the Climate Change Act. Over the last two years he has worked with the consultancy Transport for Quality of Life to identify what national and local changes are needed to reduce transport’s carbon emissions to level’s consistent with the UK’s international climate obligations.
Followed by a panel debate chaired by Martin Tugwell, CIHT President will feature leading industry professionals including Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy & Research, Friends of the Earth, Sukky Choong, Environmental Manager – Air Quality and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, Society of Motor Manufacturers and a Highways England representative who will discuss the changes we must make if we are to achieve the necessary reductions in carbon emissions.
This thought-provoking debate will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear the latest thinking on how the transportation sector can and must change. Attendees will also be able to contribute to the live discussions and provide a valuable input into the debate.
This event will also feature the presentation of the CIHT Apprentice of the Year Award 2020.
Presentation from Richard Carr, Alex Shaw and Richard Heritage, the younger practitioners of geosynthetics at ABG
In 100 years, highway construction and maintenance has changed but fundamentally still uses the same materials of iron, concrete, bitumen, stone and soil as it did 2000 years ago. The embedded carbon of creating steel, concrete, bitumen and crushed stone is huge, so minimising their use is key. Geosynthetics are polymeric (plastic) forms that interact with soil and bitumen to provide reinforcement and drainage; creating structures that re-use site won materials for construction in less time, less cost, less materials and less carbon. Surprisingly, graduates leave university with very little knowledge of geosynthetics and join firms whose practices are embedded with standards and details for traditional materials. Opportunities to utilise geosynthetics are overlooked. It is time for change; to find ways to make maximum use of geosynthetics for a more sustainable future in highway engineering. This presentation will illustrate some of those possibilities.
How can data and evidence demystify the zero carbon transport challenge for decision makers?
Better understanding the sources of carbon by outlining our approach to disaggregate carbon down to local areas and align it with mode share and trip purposes. Which cities typologies are producing the generating the most carbon by area and population and what trends can we identify.
Alex Dawn: Alex is a leader in Analytics, Data analysis and Evidence for Sustainable Transport at City Science. He is a data spatial visualisation representation specialist (ArcGIS, QGIS) with extensive experience translating raw data into land use and transport visualisations. This includes evidencing sustainable transport strategies and LCWIPs, across the UK
Programme At A Glance
19 October - Our Climate Future
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