Session 1

Delivering successful growth: the Lancashire experience

  • County plans and clear growth objectivities
  • Managing delivery to secure connectivity and to unlock potential
  • The Lancashire vision *Partnership approach and scheme delivery plans

Mark Kirby, Director of Corporate Comissioning, Lancashire County Council

Session 2

Delivering future ready communities

  • Exploring the future trends that influence our future communities and the role of digital, technology and travel
  • Tackling the disruptive influence on movement of people and goods
  • Considering various demographics including: social changes, environmental and climate changes, transport planning and the place to ensure quality while balancing accelerated house building.
  • Tackling a growing and ageing population, the on-growing trend of urbanisation, the role of renewable energy, planning new business models, devolution and decision making and using technology to your advantage-automation, digitisation, virtualisation and artificial intelligence.

Adrian Hames, Director, WSP

Session 3

The Street Scene and Communitites - a London example

  • Why social and economic values and solutions are so important
  • Enabling businesses to prosper by delivering better places to live and work
  • Highways investment for better communities

Rob Gillespie, Regional Director, Hounslow Highways and Ringways Infrastructure Services.

Session 4

Considering the need for green spaces

  • Why communities need access to green spaces and how we can make best use of them
  • Drawing people out of more densely populated places using green corridors.
  • Investing in and protecting green spaces and the positive impact on health
  • Thoughts on Defra’s 25-year Environment Plan

Professor Paul Leinster CBE, member of the Natural Capital Committee and Professor of Environmental Assessment at Cranfield University.

Session 5

  • Monitoring inclusive growth and results of the Growth Monitor report
  • Strategic thoughts on creating inclusive growth
  • Using growth to enable productivity and the role devolution and regional working in helping this

Dr Anthony Rafferty, Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Session 6

Engaging with energy infrastructure and systems

  • Monitoring energy use
  • Planning for usage in communities in the future
  • Understanding energy infrastructure and systems

Margaret Tingey, Research Officer, University of Edinburgh

Session 7

Collaboration in the South: planning and delivering a sub-national transport body for the South East

  • They key aspects in helping encourage true collaboration
  • Why regional transport works
  • The benefits of a sub-national transport body to the community at large

Mark Valleley, Team Manager - Transport Planning, East Sussex Council

Session 8

Practical steps to reducing urban congestion

  • Planning, consulting and delivering on potential solutions to congestion such as effective and efficient bus networks. Considering deregulation, franchising, quality partnerships and bringing together stakeholders
  • Innovation in urban traffic management
  • The local authority perspective

Edward Leigh, Smarter Cambridge Transport
Chris Tunstall, Interim Director of Transport, Cambridge City Council

Session 9

Session TBA

This session will cover the relationship between public health challenges and opportunities and infrastructure in communities.

Session 10

Session TBA

This session will explore the relationship between housing and similar infrastructure and the role of housing in helping deliver better places to live and work.