7 November 2018, 14:00-18:00 - Somerset County Cricket Club St James Street Taunton SOMERSET TA1 1JT UNITED KINGDOM

South West Autumn Seminar: Is the Transport Planning Profession Failing Society and the Environment and what is our Response?

Taking place in the County Room at Somerset County Cricket Club, this is a Free event.

Overview
With global carbon emissions from transport still rising and evermore stark warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), action needs to be taken. However, as a profession, we are still struggling to break away from a planning approach that puts the car first. The rapid advances in technology, changing trends in peoples travel and awareness of environmental issues gives us an exciting opportunity to transform mobility.
This year’s Autumn Seminar brings together the understanding of changing travel trends, advances in technology, the need for a wider smart city approach, and new methods of predicting in an uncertain future. We want to debate how to shake up our industry.

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Programme:
14:00 – 14:25 Registration with tea and coffee
14.25 – 14:30 Welcome and Introduction
14:30 – 15:00 Setting the Challenges (A backward Forward Look) Alan Swan Peter Brett Associates
15:00 – 15:30 Why is this more than just Transport? Rob McDonald, Peter Brett Associates
15:30 – 16:00 Tea and cakes
16:30 – 17:00 Challenges in a Local Authority Perspective Sunita Mills, Somerset County Council
17:00 – 17:30 A New Way of Planning for Future Uncertainty John Parkin, University of West England
17:30 – 18:00 Panel discussion and close

For more information, contact southwest@ciht.org.uk

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7 November 2018, 14:00-18:00 - Somerset County Cricket Club St James Street Taunton SOMERSET TA1 1JT UNITED KINGDOM

South West Autumn Seminar: Is the Transport Planning Profession Failing Society and the Environment and what is our Response?