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


ITC debates long-term impacts of the pandemic

The ITC hosted our Spring Discussion Webinar on the topic of the longer-term impacts of the pandemic on transport and land use in Britain. Guests heard from an expert panel comprising Professor Peter Jones OBE (UCL), Sandeep Shingadia (TfWM) and Bridget Rosewell CBE (National Infrastructure Bank), followed by a robust discussion session chaired by Sarah Kendall. A summary report of the debate can be viewed by clicking on this link.

New ITC report explores the longer-term impacts of the pandemic

The ITC is pleased to release our new report examining the longer-term impacts of the Covid19 pandemic on transport and land use in Britain. The report draws from a wide range of evidence to show how the pandemic has left a legacy of long-term behavioural changes which are reshaping assumptions about travel and land use policy. To download a copy please click here.

ITC wins major grant for new Vehicle Decarbonisation study

The ITC is most grateful to the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund which has generously provided a grant to enable us to undertake research into the social and distributional impacts of vehicle decarbonisation policies. This study will involve a major public consultation exercise and the findings will be released in Summer 2024.

ITC debates how cities can achieve their net-zero carbon road maps

The ITC's Spring Discussion Webinar took place on the evening of 17th April to examine how our cities can achieve their net-zero carbon transport road maps. An expert panel was assembled with representatives from Transport for London, Nottingham City Council, Cambridge University and Arup Group and more than 50 attendees engaged in a lively and wide-ranging discussion. For more information please click here to read the summary report



ITC 2024 Annual Lecture

The ITC is delighted to announce our 2024 Annual Lecture will take place on Monday 24th June at 17:00 (UK time) exploring: How will intergenerational differences impact the future of travel? Our expert Lecturers will be Lord Willetts, FRS, former Minister for Science and Chair of the Intergenerational Commission, and Professor Kiron Chatterjee from UWE. An introductory welcome will be given by the DfT Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Sarah Sharples. Further information on how to register for this online event will be available shortly.

Spring Discussion Dinner

The ITC is delighted to host its Spring Thought Leadership discussion dinner in partnership with Eversheds Sutherland on the evening of Tuesday 16th April 2024. The event will explore the question of 'How can we reform paying for road use in a era of electric vehicles?' and we are delighted to be welcoming an expert panel including Michael Whelan, Chief Executive of Midland Expressway, Adam Simmons, Director of Planning at National Highways, and former Transport Minister Steve Norris. Priority is given to corporate supporters of the charity but anyone interested in joining should contact