Why attend Liveable Neighbourhoods?
This 3rd annual event showcases how streets and places have been transformed to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport. There will be analysis of the impact of projects on air quality and road safety as well as the connection between better streets and improved community cohesion, health and wellbeing.
The summit will assess the impact of the pandemic on local neighbourhoods and consider the lessons learned from Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes. Expert panels will consider the case for people-friendly streets in a post-Covid world, with more people working from home and using local amenities.
School Streets, 20-minute neighbourhoods, the roll-out of 20mph limits, pocket parks, parklets and cameras will also be discussed.
The programme will include timely advice on how to get projects funded, building a consensus through good data and ensuring effective engagement with local people.
This 3rd annual event will offer the best examples of the political leadership, policy-making, project delivery and programme implementation that is helping to improve our streets.
The programme supports the aims of the Mayor's Transport Strategy by funding local schemes to reduce car trips and improve neighbourhoods. The event will:
Outline what key outcomes programme sponsor Transport for London is looking for across neighbourhoods that have very different opportunities, challenges and aims
Provide a masterclass in bid-writing and mobilisation, and offer an essential toolkit for participating teams, now and in future
See how the programme is being successully delivered by London Borough officers, working with TfL and local stakeholders
Join a network that will support the successful delivery of Loveable Neighbourhoods across London by connecting and promoting knowledge-sharing between current and future participants
The event include plenary sessions, workshops, site visits and panel discussions. Delegates at Liveable Neighbourhoods will:
understand the long-term aims, impacts and outcomes of the ongoing Liveable Neighbourhoods programme
gain confidence in bid-writing for future funding rounds
understand how to win local hearts and minds and build support for change
share best practice in design and engineering
network with other boroughs, towns and cities and gain insight into making the most of all opportunities
make new contacts and re-boot enthusiasm for driving positive change
celebrate what works – and share what doesn't
leave better informed and better prepared to develop healthy living in London
Who should attend?
We carefully curate the best conference programmes by featuring an essential mix of keynote presentations from government ministers, council hosts and sponsors, plus streamed seminars on a range of topics, plus our well received Study tours.
Liveable Neighbourhoods provides exhibitors with the perfect platform to meet and network with existing customers, your future customers and future colleagues.
Urban & Transport Planners
Air Quality Consultants
Walking & Cycling Officers
Civic Leaders & Politicians
Highways & Traffic Engineers
Urban Designers & Placemaking Professionals
Heads of Transport
Smarter Choices Managers
Behaviour Change Managers
Head of Network Sponsorship, Transport for London
Head of Communications and Engagement, Project Centre
Regional Director, Project Centre
Design Policy Lead for Streets, Transport for London
Senior Consultant, SYSTRA
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent
Head of the Misinformation Cell, Lynn
Principal Consultant, City Science
Senior Bus Client Manager, Transport for London
Principal Urban Design Advisior, Transport for London
Head of Landscape & Urban Design, WSP UK
Founder & Director, Meristem Design
Associate Urban Designer, SYSTRA
Business Director - Transport Planning, SYSTRA
Cllr Andrew Gant
Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Oxfordshire County Council
Lead Sponsor, Transport for London
Head of Transport Strategy & Projects, London Borough of Camden
Programme Director, Journey and Places, London Borough of Enfield
Sustainable Transport Project Manager, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Hirra Khan Adeogun
Head of Car Free Cities, Possible
Interim Team Leader - Transport Projects and People-Friendly Streets, London Borough of Islington
Strategic Lead - Green Futures, Coventry City Council
Published programme is subject to change.
Futher speakers to be announced.
Registration & exhibition opens in the Ozone room
Welcome to Liveable Neighbourhoods 2023
Penny Rees, Head of Network Sponsorship, Transport for London
Session One: The story so far and the road ahead.
Are Liveable Neighbourhoods really creating better streets? How schemes gained public acceptance in the face of false starts and setbacks. What constitutes a successful scheme? What next for Liveable Neighbourhoods?
Session Chair: Harun Khan, Lead Sponsor, Transport for London
Richard Eason, Programme Director, Journeys and Places, London Borough of Enfield
Julie Plichon, Interim Team Leader - Transport Projects and People-Friendly Streets, London Borough of Islington
Sam Margolis, Head of Transport Strategy and Projects, London Borough of Camden
Cllr Andrew Gant, Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Oxfordshire County Council
Tea & coffee served in the exhibition area
Session Two: Using data and evidence to support road improvements
Dispelling myths, gaining public trust and winning hearts and minds.
Session Chair: Stephanie Bortoli, Head of Communications and Engagement, Project Centre.
Stefan Rollnick, Head of the Misinformation Cell, Lynn Global
Hirra Khan Adeogun, Head of Car Free Cities, Possible
Alexis Fuller, Principal City Planner, Transport for London (TBC)
Marta Liut, Associate Urban Designer, SYSTRA
Followed by Q&A
Why every scheme should be built on the foundations of strong stakeholder engagement
This session will be led by:
Session Chair: Katie Hall, Business Director - Transport Planning, SYSTRA
Rhian Palmer - Strategic Lead - Green Futures, Coventry City Council
Constant McColl, Principal Transport Planner, London Borough of Hackney
Agnese Polonara, Senior Consultant, SYSTRA
Lunch served in the exhibition area
Session Three: The bigger picture: why a holistic approach is more likely to bring about behaviour change.
Why encouraging more people to use public transport is a vital part of the mix. How School Streets, Play Streets and other local schemes can, collectively, start to change the way we view our neighbourhoods.
Session Chair: Lucy Marstrand, Design Policy Lead for Streets, Transport for London
Sian Houston, Senior Bus Client Manager, Transport for London
Jane Sherry, Sustainable Transport Project Manager, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Grace Solsby, Principal Consultant, City Science
Chris Harrison, Regional Director, Project Centre
Followed by Q&A
Tea & Coffee served in the exhibition area
Session Four: Improving the street environment and building in climate resilience
Creating rain gardens, pocket parks, planters and parklets. How people-friendly places help tackle flooding and air pollution.
Session Chair: Romain Pison, Head of Decarbonisation, SYSTRA
Professor Zoe Davies, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent
Habib Khan, Founder & Director, Meristem Design
Kendra Inman, Principal Urban Design Advisor, Transport for London
Ludo Pittie, Head of Landscape & Urban Design, WSP UK
Followed by Q&A