Discussion Evenings

ITC ‘Forward Thinking’ Discussion Evenings

As part of the Commission’s drive to generate new thinking on issues associated with transport, planning, and land use, it was agreed to establish a series of quarterly Discussion Evenings, to be held at the Alan Baxter Gallery, in Farringdon, London. These invitation only events bring together about 60 leading experts and policy makers to discuss key problems in the world of transport and land use. A light supper is served afterwards for guests.

The inaugural evening was held on 13th April 2010 at 6:30pm, with Adam Raphael, Sir David King, Colin Matthews CBE and Jim Steer debating ‘The Environmental Case for a Third Runway at Heathrow’.


Next Event

21 February 2017: How will rising levels of tourism affect transport in the UK?


Past Events

2016:

31 October 2016 – How can we promote good design of our transport infrastructure?

14 July 2016 – How can we improve urban freight distribution in Britain?

26 April 2016 – Do we need to rethink transport policy towards children?

23 February 2016 – How is the sharing economy changing travel?

2015:

21 October 2015 – What impacts will the changing nature of work and the workplace have on travel?

14 July 2015 – Will smart technology have a greater impact on transport than physical infrastructure?

28 April 2015 – What are the connections between transport and health?

17 February 2015 – What are the transport implications of greater devolution for English cities and city-regions?

2014:

21 October 2014 – How can behavioural psychology help improve transport policy?

16 July 2014 – The challenges facing freight and logistics in the UK

8 April 2014 – How can we improve education and skills in transport?

11 February 2014 – How can we improve the first and last mile of our journeys?

2013:

22 October 2013 – Rural Transport: how can we improve services and provision?

10 July 2013 – Improving the efficiency of UK freight movements: the contribution to growth

1 May 2013 – What can transport learn from the utilities about improving charging mechanisms?

19 February 2013 – Demographic change in the UK: how will it affect transport?

2012:

9 July 2012 – Different ownership models in UK transport: do they matter?

19 April 2012 – What is the way forward for UK aviation policy?

30 January 2012 – How can we achieve better value for money from our transport infrastructure?

2011:

5 October 2011 – Two Speed Britain: will High Speed Rail create a new British megalopolis?

28 June 2011 – Car Futures: how will technology shape policy?

14 April 2011 – What will be the consequences of a 24/7 Society?

17 January 2011 – Crisis Scenarios: How can transport best manage the unexpected?

2010:

06 October 2010 – Do we need to constrain travel?

17 June 2010 – How would you spend £50 billion on Britain’s transport infrastructure?

13 April 2010 – Is there an environmental case for a third runway at Heathrow?