march, 2021

18mar10:00 am4:30 pmNational Walking Summit 2021

Event Details

Speakers include:

Chris Heaton Harris MP, Transport Minister (invited)
Dame Sarah Storey, Active Travel Commissioner, Sheffield City Region
Judith Bokhove, Vice Mayor, Rotterdam
Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London, Transport
Susan Claris, Associate Director, Transport Consulting Group in London, Arup
Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, Mayor of Pontevedra, Spain 
Michael Matheson MSP, Minister – Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Scottish Government
Eoin Devane, Senior Analyst at the UK Government’s Climate Change Committee
Rune Gjøs, Head of the Mobility Department, Agency for Urban Environment, City of Oslo 
Lisa Hopkinson, Associate, Transport for Quality of Life

Thursday 18 March 2021 | 10:00 – 15:30
An online event brought to you by Living Streets, produced and hosted by City View

Every year Living Streets brings together decision-makers, influencers, campaigners and others who just love their streets to discuss ways of making our towns and cities better for walking.

Our 2021 Summit takes place on 18 March and we are making a virtue of the circumstances we find ourselves in and going online – and international.

The COVID-19 crisis has combined with a key quality of air ruling, child safety, health promotion and cycling issues to put the Living Streets agenda for a better planned and constructed local walking environment centre stage whilst highlighting key traffic management and public health issues.

  • Hear how local plans have been put into practice by local government.
  • Take away lessons that can be learned from cities around the world on how to build the local environment, improve public health and develop the walking infrastructure.
  • Look at case studies on how to consult and build consent from local residents.
  • Learn lessons from the design, build and rollouts of new schemes.
  • See presentations from around the UK from nations and regions.

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PROGRAMME (subject to change)

10.00 – 10.30: OPENING PLENARY

Welcome: Mary Creagh, Chief Executive, Living Streets
Opening address: Chris Heaton Harris MP, Transport Minister (invited)

Questions from the online audience

10.30 -11.45: PLENARY TWO: Building alliances for walking and low traffic neighbourhoods

Chair: Mary Creagh, Chief Executive, Living Streets

Speakers:

Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London, Transport
Dafydd Trystan Davies, Chair, Active Travel Board in Wales 
Michael Matheson MSP, Minister – Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity
Julian Sanchez, Active Travel Manager, Essex County Council

Questions from the online audience

Panel discussion featuring above speakers plus:

Lee Craigie, Active Nation Commissioner, Transport Scotland

Questions from the online audience

11.45 – 12.00: INTERVAL
12.00 – 13.00 Ensuring clean air and improving public health – How can walking help tackle our climate emergency?

Chair: Mary Creagh, Chief Executive, Living Streets

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, Mayor of Pontevedra, Spain – reducing emissions by investing in walking and cycling
Anabel Gulias Torreiro, Second Deputy Mayor of Pontevedra, Spain

Eoin Devane, Senior Analyst at the UK Government’s Climate Change Committee
Lisa Hopkinson, Associate, Transport for Quality of Life
Dr Ian Mudway, Member of the Environmental Research Group, Imperial College London

Questions from the online audience

Panel discussion

Questions from the online audience

13.00 – 13.30: INTERVAL
13.30 – 14.00: Parallel Sessions

SESSION A: Schools’ case for walking & low traffic neighbourhoods
Dean Jeffreys, Director of Local Impact, Living Streets

SESSION B: Low traffic neighbourhood strategies in London
Sarah Berry, Lambeth Living Streets Group

SESSION C: The role of walking programmes on workplace wellbeing
Stephen Jefford, Non-Executive Director Living Streets Services; former Group HRD, Phoenix Group plc

14.00 – 15.30: City leadership creating living streets

Building back better. How city leaders are responding to air quality, public health, education, and the pandemic?

Chair: Dame Jane Roberts, Chair, Living Streets

KEYNOTE: Leadership and consent – Sheffield’s approach to creating Living Streets
Dame Sarah Storey, Active Travel Commissioner, Sheffield City Region

KEYNOTE: Responding to the pandemic with smart city planning?
Judith Bokhove, Vice Mayor, Rotterdam

KEYNOTE: Responding to the pandemic with smart city planning?
Rune Gjøs, Head of the Mobility Department, Agency for Urban Environment, City of Oslo 

KEYNOTE: The Planning challenge
Susan Claris, Associate Director, Transport Consulting Group in London, Arup

Panel discussion

Presentation of Living Streets’ Charles Maher Award – Walking Champion 2021  

15.30: National Walking Summit 2021 Closes
15.40 Living Streets AGM 2021
(Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM, but only Living Streets members can vote)

Chair: Dame Jane Roberts, Chair, Living Streets

ADDRESS: Rt Hon Lord Michael Bates, President, Living Streets 

AGM Agenda will be sent directly to all members

16:30: Living Streets AGM 2021 closes


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Who is this event for?

  • Living Streets individual and corporate members 
  • Chairs of Education 
  • Chairs of Transport 
  • City planners 
  • Local Government environment officers  
  • Education Authorities 
  • Schools Governors, Chairs and Head Teachers. 
  • College Governors, Chief Execs and Principals 
  • Environmental and Air quality groups 
  • Academics & Think Tanks 
  • Environment, Transport and Education Charities & Campaigns 
  • Professional and Trade Association policy and research staff 

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SPONSORSHIP & CONTACT

For online exhibition or sponsorship details on National Walking Summit
Contact Karen Stewart on 0207 3244330 or karen.stewart@neilstewartassociates.co.uk

Conference Producer Karen Stewart: karen.stewart@neilstewartassociates.co.uk

Living Streets contact Ruth Billingham ruth.billingham@livingstreets.org.uk

 

Time

(Thursday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Organizer

Narrowcast Media Group/CityViewkaren.stewart@neilstewartassociates.co.uk