Breaks in trend

David Metz Honorary professor, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London

We have nearly half a century of time series data from the National Travel Survey that shows little change in both average travel time (close to an hour a day) and trip rate (about 1000 a year)....
18 October 2019/Number of views (44)

A Tipping Point in Human History

Hamish Stewart - Car Free Day

A tipping point in human history   Throughout history, humans (and transport planners!) have focused much of our energy on creating cities, and now that most of humanity lives in cities,...
06 September 2019/Number of views (677)

Blockchain and carbon offsetting can help cities reduce emissions – but sometimes simpler is better

Stephen Finnegan Lecturer in Sustainable Architecture, University of Liverpool

The UK parliament recently declared a climate emergency, with prime minister Theresa May stating that the country will have net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The government has...
19 July 2019/Number of views (2351)

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Healthy Streets: Improving the Walkability of our Cities

27 September 2019, London

This course sets out the strategic drivers that are shaping our future cities. It examines the movement and place dimensions, identifies the various benefits of walking and how liveable, healthy, complete streets can be achieved by quantitative and qualitative measurements. Supporting the delivery of high-density, mixed use developments that are planned around active and sustainable travel will ensure that urban growth is good growth.

Scenario Planning for Transport Planners

10 October 2019, Birmingham

Framing how you think about the future is the first step to developing robust, evidence-led strategies. Scenario testing has often been used by transport planners for business case development, and predictions have been used to write policy. 

This course will focus on how to create future scenarios as a starting point against which to develop your future mobility strategies. It will introduce you to trend analysis, creating a vision, understanding uncertainties, and all the components of a good quality future scenario.

Business Engagement and Travel Planning

17 October 2019, London

From reducing congestion and solo car use, to making the workforce healthier and happier, promoting good leadership in the community, making business cost savings, improving accessibility to work sites to lowering CO2 emissions… travel plans offer such a wide range of benefits to local authorities.

This one day course explores the motivational factors behind workplace engagement in behavioural change programmes, equipping practitioners with a tried and tested toolkit for use in developing their own engagement programmes.