Open to early career engineers, the competition invited new thinking into future transport in the region.
Graduate Engineer at Skanska, Emily Seabrook has been announced the winner of England’s Economic Heartland Vision 2050 competition. Open to early career engineers, the competition invited new thinking and perspective into future transport in the region – focusing on economic growth; accessibility and inclusion; and quality of life and environment.
Emily’s vision brought to life by 5th Studio, (in the graphic below), promoted holistic connectivity across the region, taking into consideration; multi-modal connections, Net Zero targets and integrating technology to develop intelligent transport systems.
Visualisation of Emily Seabrook's winning submission
Emily will be presenting her winning vision at England’s Economic Heartland’s virtual conference on September 15 as part of the Shaping the Future stream.
Emily Seabrook said: “The competition encouraged me to consider the tangible and intangible challenges faced to meet a net-zero emissions target. I enjoyed trying to piece together all the interconnected features of a transport system and the varying nature of its users. I am looking forward to speaking at the annual conference and hope to see forward thinking change in the infrastructure we use daily.”
The competition was a part of wider engagement by England’s Economic Heartland who launched their Draft Transport Strategy 14 July following extensive consultation on their Outline Transport Strategy in 2019.
ICE responded to England’s Economic Heartland Outline Transport Strategy in November 2019 in consultation with members from ICE South East England, East of England and South West Regions. Read the response here.