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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.     

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.


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 Why Travel? book launch

The ITC is delighted to announce the launch of its new book Why Travel? Understanding our need to move and how it shapes our lives, published by Bristol University Press. This new book includes essays from a wide range of experts examining the motivations that drive human travel. There will be an online launch at 16:00 on Thursday 8th July at which attendees can find out more about the project and purchase copies at a special discount. To register your attendance, please click on this link. 

ITC Summer Discussion Evening

The ITC's Summer Discussion Evening  will be held as an online event on Wednesday 14th July from 17:00 to 18:45. The topic to be debated will be 'What will be the policy and regulatory implications of new aviation technologies?'and the webinar will involve presentations from a guest panel followed by questions. We are delighted that the event will be chaired by ITC aviation expert Dr Stephen Hickey who will be joined by a distinguished guest panel including Gary Cutts, Innovation Director at Future Flight, Angela Lynch, Innovation Specialist at the CAA, and Matt Gorman, Director of Sustainability at Heathrow Airport. For more information please contact the Events Team using this link .