Event Organiser: Transport Planning Society

Transport Planning Day, London

Free

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 20 November 2019
  • 15:00 - 21:00
Join us for the Transport Planning Day

About this event

The Transport Planning Society’s Transport Planning Day event is now in its second year and this event promises to be bigger and better.

In the afternoon session, join communities and industry professionals for an interactive discussion about best practice in community engagement in transport planning and sustainable transport planning for new homes.

The evening session will reveal the winners of our annual People’s Award and the first ever Transport for New Homes award to recognise recent housing developments which enable and promote walking, cycling and public transport and avoid dependence on cars.

Speakers

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.

Lilian Greenwood MP

Chair of Transport Select Committee

Lilian Greenwood was elected as MP for Nottingham South in 2010, and was appointed to the Transport Select Committee in the same year. In 2011 Lilian became Shadow Local Transport Minister, before moving on to the role of Shadow Rail Minister in January 2013.

Lilian was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet in September 2015, becoming Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, and retained the Transport brief until her resignation in June 2016. During this time Lilian campaigned successfully for the widening of the A453 and extensions to Nottingham’s tram network, and has been a strong advocate for electrification of the Midland Main Line.

Since July 2017 Lilian has been Chair of the Transport Select Committee where she remains committed to ensuring that the needs of all transport users are addressed, particularly those whose voices are least heard by decision-makers.

Daisy Narayanan

Director of Urbanism for Sustrans

Daisy Narayanan is the Director of Urbanism for Sustrans, currently on secondment to the City of Edinburgh Council to lead the Edinburgh City Centre Transformation programme.

In Sustrans, her role involves interweaving policy, public realm design and a broad integration of key place principles to help create liveable towns and cities, within the remit of Sustrans vision and mission. As Project Director in the City of Edinburgh Council, she is taking forward Edinburgh’s aspirations to enhance the city centre as a world class place to live, work and visit.

Daisy is on the Board of Architecture & Design Scotland and a member of Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund panel. She was on the Active Travel Task Force set up by the Minister for Transport and the Islands. She will join the Scottish Transport Awards judging panel from 2020.

Drawing on her previous experience working as an architect and urban designer in India, Singapore, England and Scotland, Daisy believes passionately in the importance of creating places for people: places that reflect and complement the communities that live in them.

A music aficionado, a bookworm and a linguist, Daisy spends her time enjoying the Scottish outdoors with her husband and two children.

Venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
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For more information please contact:

Elira Alushi

e: [email protected]

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