top of page
Alexandra Palace

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. 

Why attend?

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

Pedestrians in Orford Road.JPG

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?

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

  • Project Managers 

  • Civic Leaders & Politicians 

  • Highways & Traffic Engineers 

  • Urban Designers & Placemaking Professionals

  • Strategy Managers 

  • Heads of Transport 

  • Chief Executives 

  • Smarter Choices Managers 

  • Travel Planners

  • Behaviour Change Managers


Speaker biographies

Sam Pic.jpg

Sam Margolis

Head of Transport Strategy & Projects, London Borough of Camden

Zoe Davies

Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent
Stefan Rollnick.png

Stefan Rollnick

Head of the Misinformation Cell, Lynn

Conference programme

Published programme is subject to change.

Futher speakers to be announced.



Registration & exhibition opens in the Ozone room



Welcome to Liveable Neighbourhoods 2023



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

Speakers include: 

  • Richard Eason, Programme Director, Journeys and Places, London Borough of Enfield

  • Sam Margolis, Head of Transport Strategy and Projects, London Borough of Camden

  • Jane Sherry, Sustainable Transport Project Manager, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Each speaker to present for 10 minutes. 

A panel discussion with questions from the audience will following the final presentation.



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: TBC

Speakers include:

  • Stefan Rollnick, Head of the Misinformation Cell, Lynn Global

  • Cllr Andrew Gant, Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Oxfordshire County Council

  • Hirra Khan Adeogun, Head of Car Free Cities, Possible


Followed by Q&A 



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: Penny Rees, Head of Network Sponsorship, Transport for London

Speakers Include:


  • Sian Houston, Senior Bus Client Manager, Transport for London

  • Adi Roser, Senior Sustainable Transport Planner, London Borough of Hackney

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: TBC

  • Professor Zoe Davies, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent

  • Habib Khan, Founder & Director, Meristem Design

  • Kendra Inman, Principal Design Advisor, Transport for London

Followed by Q&A



Event Close

bottom of page