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Event Organiser: Offshore Engineering Society

Community Engagement in Transport Planning

  • Lecture
  • 13 July 2021
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Community Engagement in Transport Planning

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Outcomes of community engagement can make or break a scheme no matter how well it has been planned.
This Webinar will bring together public engagement experts from across the UK who will share their experience and offer advice to transport planners.


Dan Philips

Senior Research Fellow in the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre - Royal College of Arts Dan Phillips is a designer and engineer with 30 years’ experience in the development of innovative environments, products and services. Dan has led design research collaborations with the Transport Planning Society and Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation on ‘Our Future Towns’; the RAC Foundation on Rural Mobility and Inclusive Mobility; with Weston Williamson Architects on Slow Interchanges; and with TRL on Driverless Futures in Urban Environments. He also led the delivery of the RCA design research 2020 symposium on ‘Designing Intelligence into our Cities’ with a range of industry, academic and RCA contributors. View the 'Our Future Towns' Report here: https://tps.org.uk/tps-policy/our-future-towncommunity-place-making-and-transport-planning

Elizabeth Barner

Transport Planner - WSP Leeds

Elizabeth recently spent time with Calderdale Council working with them to facilitate online workshops in the region. The project focused on hard to reach communities and established a range of voices and designed workshops so that representatives did not intimidate each other. The consultation brought together engaged citizens to discuss their concerns with participants who were specialists in their neighbourhoods. Elizabeth will talk about how online workshops allow some people in and exclude others, and how the focus group format of finding the commonalities and differences of opinion between different participants is incredibly useful.

Garry Palmer

Strategy and Commissioning Lead – Warwickshire County Council

Garry is the Lead Commissioner for Strategy and Policy within Transport and Highways for Warwickshire County Council. He has worked in various transport and highways roles over 15 years in traffic management, parking, road safety and transport planning. He is currently overseeing the development of Warwickshire’s next Local Transport Plan and will be talking about a ‘deliberative consultation’ approach to enable residents’ to inform the development of the LTP4. Gary will talk about how this process has complimented other more traditional methods of consultation used for such projects.

Lucy Bush

Research Director - BritainThinks

Lucy grounds her practice in qualitative and ethnographic research and specialises in citizen engagement and deliberative methodologies. She has a passion for place-based research having run community engagement projects with WMCA, Essex County Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Enfield Council exploring sensitive issues and thorny social challenges to inform strategy and policy. She will be talking about a project delivered for Warwickshire County Council that used a ‘deliberative consultation’ approach to enable residents’ to inform the development of the LTP4. Lucy will talk about how the project built knowledge amongst participants and facilitated constructive debate and discussion around complex and challenging transport issues.


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Event venue

One Great George Street
Sw1 3aA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Elira Alushi

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