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ITC explores how transport can improve the local environment

The ITC's Spring Discussion Evening, held on 7th April 2022, explored how transport infrastructure can make a positive contribution to our local environment. Guests at this online event heard from an expert panel including Jo Lewington (Network Rail), Steve Elderkin (National Highways) and Jon Riley (Temple Group). For more information on the event and the key findings from the discussion please click here.

ITC releases new report exploring the impacts of the pandemic

The ITC has released a new study exploring the longer term impacts of the pandemic on transport and land use in Britain. Authored by Sarah Kendall and Matthew Niblett, the report draws from evidence collected by the ITC through an industry consultation, and outlines how trends are likely to change and the implications for policy making. To download a copy please click here.

ITC features on Lunch with Leon podcast

ITC Director Matthew Niblett and Commissioner Kris Beuret were delighted to discuss the ITC's new book on the Lunch with Leon podcast with Leon Daniels OBE, the former MD of Surface Transport at TfL. Topics included the motivations that drive human travel and the impacts of these findings for policy makers. To listen to the podcast please click on this link. 

ITC debates the policy impacts of new aviation technologies

The ITC welcomed a range of distinguished experts to debate the policy impacts of new aviation technologies at our Summer Discussion Evening on 14th July. The audience heard insights from the panel including Gary Cutts (Director of the UKRI Future Flight programme), Matt Gorman MBE (Heathrow Airport), and David Tait (Civil Aviation Authority). A question and answer session was chaired by ITC Commissioner Dr Stephen Hickey and a full report on the discussion can be viewed via  this link. 

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ITC 2022 Annual Lecture

The ITC is delighted to announce that our 2022 Annual Lecture will take place on Thursday 7th July at 18:00 exploring the topic: What is the future for the city centre in the wake of the Covid pandemic? This will be held in conjunction with the UCL's Centre for Transport Studies at the iconic UCL Roberts Building in central London (or as an online event if Covid conditions require). We are very pleased to have secured two fantastic speakers for the event: Dr Frances Holliss, Emeritus Reader in Architecture at London Metropolitan University, and Mel Barrett, the Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council. Places are limited and invitation only but if you are interested in attending please contact the ITC Events Team