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Event Organiser: Transport Planning Society

Transport planning day 2020, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 16 November 2020
  • 14:00 - 17:00
Transport planning day 2020, online

About this event

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The Transport Planning Society’s Transport Planning Day (TPDay) returns with a virtual event for 2020. Join Transport Minister, Rachel Maclean MP, and the Mayor of London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, for a lively debate on transport planning’s response to the climate emergency.

The TPDay Campaign is centred on the role of transport planners in tackling climate change and creating a sustainable, healthy future.


The event is divided into two sessions:

First Session 14.00 – 15.00

In the first session, join the Mayor of London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman for a discussion of his experience in transforming London’s street space for active travel.

You will also hear from Transport Planning Society Board member Joanna Ward who will introduce Ealing based Transport Planner, Georgia Corr. This year, Georgia won the Transport Planning Society’s bursary award for her examination of the impact of on-demand food deliveries.

Second Session 16.00 – 17.00

The second session will have a keynote speech from Transport Minister Rachel Maclean MP, who will be providing an update on the forthcoming Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

We will also be joined by Transport Planning Society’s Lynda Addison OBE and Dan Phillips from the Royal College of Art who will present their work with communities across England to develop a toolkit for reimagining community placemaking and transport planning, in partnership with TPS.


Rachel Maclean MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Rachel was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 14 February 2020. She was elected Conservative MP for Redditch in 2017.

 She was elected as Member of Parliament for Redditch at the 2017 General Election. She sat on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee between September 2017 and June 2018. Rachel has served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Home Office, Department for Work and Pensions and HM Treasury.

Will Norman

Mayor of London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner

Will is London’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner, working to deliver the Mayor’s pledges to make walking and cycling safer and easier in the capital. Will was previously Director of Global Partnerships at Nike. He spent more than three years working with not-for-profits, governments, UN agencies and European Institutions to tackle the global inactivity crisis, with a particular focus on getting children more active. Prior to working at Nike, Will was Director of Research at the Young Foundation and also set up a successful social research consultancy.

Joanna Ward

Joanna is a highly experienced and motivated Transport Professional with a special interest in Sustainable and Active Transport solutions. She has worked in the transport sector for over 20 years and has proven track record working across the public, private and charity sector for a wide client base. Currently she leads the Transport team at Elliott Wood and is a Board Director of the Transport Planning Society as well as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling and Walking group and an active member of Women in Transport.

She is a strong advocate for walking and cycling and leads by example through her daily use of those modes as well as public transport. She written and presented extensively on the need for more diversity and inclusion transport planning and governance

Georgia Corr

Transport Planner

Georgia is a Transport Planner at the London Borough of Ealing where she encourages and promotes sustainable and active transport. Georgia has experience working on a broad range of local authority projects, ranging from leading West London’s first bi-borough cycling festival to heading up the behaviour change programme of the borough’s Liveable Neighbourhood scheme.
Before joining Ealing, she worked as a Consultant on a variety of UK and international public sector projects including advising on accessibility and inclusion considerations for the proposed Oxford Street Transformation.  She was recently announced as the winner of the Transport Planning Society’s annual bursary competition with her paper that updated the industries knowledge of how on-demand food deliveries are made in London.

Lynda Addison OBE BSc Dip TP FCIHT MTPS

Lynda is Chair of the Sustainable Transport Panel of CIHT and of the Working Group responsible for publishing the new Advice “Better Planning, Better Transport, Better Places” with CIHT, TPS and RTPI in 2019. She is the immediate Past Chair of the Transport Planning Society as well as a Policy Associate to The Campaign for Better Transport. Currently she is a member of the Foundation for Integrated Transport’s Steering Group on Transport and New Homes, and a Built Environment Expert for the Design Council, Chairing the Brent Design Review Panel and Vice Chair of the Highways England Panel. As a Director of Garden City Developments CIC she is promoting 21st century “garden settlements”. In 2019 she was the CIHT Transportation Professional of the Year. Lynda is a former Trustee of Living Streets and of the TCPA.

She is a town planner by profession and a transport planner, receiving an OBE for services to planning in 2006 and the RTPI/TPS Transport Planning Network award in 2010. She was founder Director of an award winning consultancy, Addison & Associates, after leaving her last local government role as Director of Planning and Transport in the London Borough of Hounslow. She is a former English Heritage Commissioner and Visiting Professor in planning at the University of Westminster and currently chairs a small charity working in Tanzania.

Dan Phillips 

Dan is a designer and engineer with 30 years’ experience in the development of innovative environments, products and services. He is a senior research fellow and studio leader at the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre (IMDC) at the Royal College of Art and a design strategist at Design Science Ltd.

Prior to the RCA, Dan was Global Director for Sustainability at Buro Happold, ran his own design and innovation practice, the SEA, and worked at Eight Associates, Battle McCarthy, Arup and Ford on large scale projects in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Africa.

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