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Event Organiser: Transport Planning Society

The Northern Powerhouse: An integrated transport utopia? Leeds

  • Lecture
  • Leeds
  • 02 May 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00
The Northern Powerhouse: An integrated transport utopia? Leeds

About this event

Is there consensus in the strategic vision for transport investment across Northern England? Transport investment as part of ‘Northern Powerhouse’ has been interpreted as investment in regional rail connectivity, mass inter-urban road building as well as high-quality urban transit systems for city-regions, depending on who is asked!

TPS invites those at the coal face of driving strategy and delivery to debate these questions:

  1. What are the top 3 transport priorities of cities, city-regions, and ‘the North’?
  2. What is the case for greater transport spending in the North?
  3. Do these competing transport priorities add up to a coherent spatial and modal investment framework?
  4. What needs to change in order to deliver this investment?


Chair - Professor Greg Marsden

ITS Leeds

Paul Foster

Leeds City Council

Nicola Kane

Head of Strategic Planning and Research, Transport for Greater Manchester

Jonathan Spruce

Transport for the North

Event venue

Leeds College of Building
Hunslet Campus
Cudbear Street
Leeds LS10 1JY
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Sach Sandhu

e: [email protected]