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ITC debates sustainable transport in lower-density developments

The ITC has continued its popular Discussion Evening series online as a result of the pandemic, and in December 2020 we explored how lower-density developments could be made compatible with sustainable transport. The discussion was chaired by ITC Commissioner and visiting Professor at Yale University, Deborah Saunt, and we were delighted to welcome an expert panel including Roger Madelin CBE from British Land, Keith Mitchell from Stantec, and Richard Blyth from the Royal Town Planning Institute. For a report on the discussion please use this link. 

ITC submits evidence to Transport Select Committee coronavirus inquiry

The ITC has submitted a response to the Transport Select Committee's ongoing coronavirus inquiry. This outlines some of the key impacts of the virus crisis on transport and longer-term policy implications. Click here to download a copy. It is based on a consultation the ITC held with the industry during Summer 2020 and will be followed with a more detailed policy paper.

ITC debates alternative fuels in transport

The ITC's Winter Discussion Evening was held on the 12th February exploring how to scale up alternative fuels in transport. Guests heard from an expert panel including James Lyon (Shell), Professor David Cebon (Cambridge University) and Mike Muldoon (Alstom) and a lively debate followed. For a report on the discussion please click here.


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 Autumn Discussion Event

The ITC will hold its Autumn Discussion as a Digital Event on   Monday 7th December 2020 from 17:00 to 19:00.   The topic will be 'How can lower density development be made compatible with sustainable transport?' and the webinar will involve presentations from a guest panel followed by questions. We are delighted that the event will be chaired by award-winning architect and urbanist Dr Deborah Saunt who will be joined by a guest panel including Roger Madelin CBE (British Land), Keith Mitchell (Stantec) and Richard Blyth (RTPI). Places are limited but if you would like to join the online webinar please contact  for further details.