UCL Grand Challenges



Start: Jul 14, 2017 10:30 AM
End: Jul 14, 2017 07:00 PM

Location: South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

Learning from the past – preparing for the challenges of the future

cts@50: Learning from the past – preparing for the challenges of the future

To celebrate its 50th year, The UCL Centre for Transport Studies is holding a major event assessing the state-of-play in transport research and practice. Confirmed speakers include leading experts on transport including academics, a former Minister of State and a former Deputy Mayor.

A morning session (10.30 for 11.00) will review how the UK transport research and policy worlds have changed over the past 50 years, and what this means for the future. Speakers include:

  • Richard Allsop (Emeritus Professor Transport Studies)
  • Peter Headicar (Reader in Transport Planning)
  • Peter Jones (Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development)
  • Steve Norris (Former Minister for Transport)

The session after lunch will hear feature practitioner and policy perspectives on future transport challenges, from:

  • Isabel Dedring (ARUP, and Former Deputy London Mayor for Transport)
  • Scott Cain (Future Cities Catapult)
  • Lucy Yu (Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles)
  • Tony Ciaburro (University of Northampton)
  • Andreas Markides (CIHT President)

The final session will include a brief response from academics across UCL and from our sister group at Imperial College, about how academia is addressing these challenges – with the help of additional contributions from the audience.

The event will close with a drinks reception and networking event.

We hope you can join us. The event is free to attend, but numbers are limited, so please register your interest to attend with Jackie Sime as soon as possible: j.sime@ucl.ac.uk.

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