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The ITC is Britain's independent research charity committed to improving policy on transport, land use and planning


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. 

ITC to release new book exploring Why Travel?

The ITC is delighted to announce the release of its new book: Why Travel? Understanding our need to move and how it shapes our lives , published by Bristol University Press. The book brings together a range of experts from across many subject areas to explore the motivations that lie behind human travel. For more information on the book, please visit this link. 

ITC debates how to plan transport's recovery from the pandemic

The ITC was delighted to welcome a wide range of distinguished experts at our digital Spring Discussion Evening on 11th March to debate how transport policy could be reformed to help recovery from the Covid19 pandemic. Guests heard from an expert panel including Elliot Shaw (Highways England), James Angus (Network Rail), and Steve Canadine (Mott MacDonald). The debate was chaired by ITC Commissioner Sarah Kendall and a full report on the discussion can be viewed using this link.     


The Strategic Challenges facing UK Aviation

The ITC has released a major new report exploring the strategic challenges facing UK aviation over the coming decades. The report, authored by Dr Rebecca Driver, follows an extensive consultation with the industry. To download a copy of the report, please click here.


ITC 2021 Annual Lecture

The ITC is delighted to announce that its 2021 Annual Lecture will be held this Autumn on the topic: Why do we travel? Understanding human movement and its importance for policy making. This will be held in conjunction with the UCL's Centre for Transport Studies as an interactive digital event in order to be accessible internationally. We are very pleased to have secured two fantastic speakers for the event: Professor Patricia Mokhtarian, the Clifford and William Green Jr chair at Georgia Tech, and The Rt Hon the Lord Adonis of Camden Town, former Secretary of State for Transport and the first Chair of the UK's National Infrastructure Commission. Further details will be released shortly about the event.