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Transport and land use integration to reduce energy consumption and emissions

Event organised by ICE

24 October 2018

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On day three (24 October) of the Global Engineering Congress (GEC), join this free-to-attend evening lecture, organised in collaboration with The Transport Planning Society (TPS).

The lecture will explore the role of integrated transport and land use planning in reducing travel demand and minimising its negative impacts, and the policies and planning tools required.

The political and legal pressure on cities to address poor air quality has dominated much of the urban transport planning debate in recent years, while energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions have received less attention. Yet the transport sector constitutes a large and growing proportion of total energy consumption and emissions in the UK and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

The Transport Planning Society recently published a set of principles stressing the importance of managing demand by working with spatial planners to minimise the need for the movement of people or goods and supporting options that encourage the least damaging alternatives.

The session will be chaired by Keith Buchan, TPS Skills Director, with time for a panel debate and audience questions.


Ewa Kmietowicz, Committee on Climate Change, will present scenarios for emissions reduction and the role of transport demand.

Martin Tedder, Transport for London, will present the recent Mayor’s Transport Strategy and draft London Plan as an example of transport and land use integration.

Steve Melia, University of West England, will discuss how energy and emissions from transport demand can be reduced further, and reflect on the role that integrated transport and land use planning has to play.

The lecture will also include a panel debate and time for audience questions. Delegates will have the opportunity to network and continue the discussions in the ICE Cafe Bar.

About GEC

The Global Engineering Congress is bringing together the worldwide engineering community to look at how we can trigger real change and deliver the outcomes specified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The programme offers 5 full days of multi-streamed content. 2,000-plus engineers will take part in a practical programme designed to produce answers that can improve the lives of millions around the world. Don’t miss your chance to take part.

For more information please contact:

Sach Sandhu