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World Car Free Day London Summit

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Global leaders have committed to a future of zero emissions mobility and more efficient, equitable and productive urban land use. Action on these commitments cannot be delayed.

As momentum towards cleaner air and traffic-free town centres continues to build around the world, the World Car Free Day London Summit on 19th-20th Sept. will bring together international civic leaders, architects, planners, data scientists, community organisations and property developers to celebrate the transition to traffic-free city centres.

Hosted in partnership with the UCL Bartlett School of Planning, the London Summit will take place during the London Design Festival and European Mobility Week, ahead of Car Free Day celebrations across the city on Sunday, 22nd September 2019 which is World Car Free Day.

Agenda - Full list of speakers to be announced at the end of May.

Friday, 20th September 2019 - UCL Bartlett School

8.30 - 9.00 Registration & morning refreshments

9.00 - 9.15 Chairperson’s opening remarks, Dr. Robin Hickman, Reader in Transport and City Planning, The Bartlett School of Planning

9.15 - 10.00 Panel 1 - How will data-driven transport planning reshape the future of urban mobility & public health

- How are new sources of transport and land use data informing pedestrian-priority planning decisions?

- Why is changing the status quo approach so difficult in the transport planning and land use sectors? What strategies can open the way for large-scale change in the face of institutional inertia?

- What are the most effective approaches to organisational change and a land use transformation away from redundant roads and parking space in London and other global cities?

Speakers

  • Bruce McVean, City of London Corporation

  • Annette Jezierska Co-Founder, The Future Fox

  • Fatema Karim-Khaku Senior Planner, Transport Consulting, Arup

  • Representative, Habidatum

Moderator

Brian Kilkelly, Development Lead, Climate-KIC

10.00 - 10.45 Panel 2 - Forget the green belt: how could the conversion of empty concrete to new public parks, affordable housing & commercial space transform cities?

- Just how much land is devoted to roads and parking in the world's 10 largest cities? What proportion of this is wasted concrete dead space, and what is the opportunity cost of the status quo?

- What alternative uses are realistic for redundant road and on-street parking?

- Which cities are leading the way on land conversion away from empty concrete to higher-value uses?

Speakers

  • Nick Jones, Director, UK Research, JLL

  • Charlotte Halpern, SciencesPo

  • Zeeger Ernsting, Councillor, Amsterdam

Moderator

Peter Murray, Director, New London Architecture

10.45 - 11.15 Morning refreshments

11.15 - 12.00 - The great debate: what will the future of mobility look like?

  • Global leaders in transport planning and development will debate the future shape of cities & modal share in urban transport

  • Is it possible to reconcile competing visions on the future of mobility in London and other global cities?

  • With population trends and overcrowding a nearly universal urban experience, which cities will lead on traffic-removal, ride-sharing and other innovation?

Moderator

  • Jo Field, Director, JFG Communications

12.00 - 12.45 Panel 3 - Healthy cities, healthy workers: car-free commuting, world-class public realm & the future of work

  • How can more pedestrianised public realm & walking routes transform commuting?

  • What are the long-term health benefits of more active commuting?

  • How could a transition to car-free commuting change the mobility profile for London and other global cities?

  • What are the risks of sticking with the commuting status quo?

12.45 - 13.00 Audience Q&A

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and networking break

14.00 - 14.45 Panel 4 - 'Prevention is better than cure:' assessing the public health implications of urban land use decisions

  • How can health inequalities be addressed with better land use and transport planning in our cities?

  • What opportunities are there to enhance public health and equality outcomes through traffic-free land use planning?

Speakers

  • Jemima Hartshorn, Co-Founder, Mums for Lungs

  • Andy Hong, Lead Urban Health Scientist, The George Institute for Global Health, , University of Oxford

  • Representative, TBC, Government of Kigali

  • Sheila Watson, Director of Environment, FIA Foundation

Moderator

  • Audrey de Nazelle, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College

14.45 - 15.00 Closing remarks and thank you

15.30 - 17.30 Cycle tour and guided site visits

1. Embankment Cycle Route, Aldgate Gyratory, Bank Junction, and Old Street

- led by Iain Simmons, former AD City Transportation - Department of the Built Environment, City of London Corporation

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This meeting has been generously made possible by the following partners

UCL Bartlett School of Planning - Venue Partner


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If you are interested in opportunities to support the London Summit or other London Car Free Day events, please get in touch: celebrate@carfreeday.org.uk

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