FOCUS: Energy, environment & transport

Friday 2nd February 2018
Dr Cathy Miller gives Keynote address

The Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar being held on the Morning, Thursday, 12th July 2018 in Central London is on Developing the UK’s city region transport networks and the next steps for the 
Transforming Cities Fund. Speakers include Dr Cathy Miller, Deputy Director, North Devolution Division, Department for Transport, as well as other contributers.

  • Alejandro Moreno, Director, Midlands Metro Alliance; 
  • Matt Winfield, Director London, Sustrans 
Helen Wylde, Chief Engagement Officer, Transport Systems Catapult 
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This very timely conference will focus on the next steps for developing integrated and modern networks for intra-city transport. It will be an opportunity to discuss how the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund,  announced in the Industrial Strategy should be applied to achieve the aims of improving transport links and encouraging local growth within cities. The agenda includes a keynote address from Dr Cathy Miller, Deputy Director, North and Devolution Division, Department for Transport. Delegates will discuss policy issues around attracting public and private investment, infrastructure delivery, creating clean and decarbonised city environments, and integrating new technology. Sessions also examine the development of large-scale projects in metro cities, alongside schemes such as the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine - including discussion in areas such as light rail, bus rapid transit, underground rail, and walking and cycling facilities.
Further sessions look at plans to upgrading transportation networks in smaller cities through competition-based awards, assessing some of the innovative approaches to boosting local connectivity and economic growth. Overall, areas for discussion include:
    •    Assessing the Transforming Cities Fund - including eligibility and distribution;
    •    Improving city transport infrastructure within the context of the Industrial Strategy;
    •    Priorities for metro mayors and Combined Authorities;
    •    Opportunities for public and private investment;
    •    Innovation - new technology and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in modern city infrastructure; and
    •    Advancing sustainability and decarbonisation while delivering efficient transport infrastructure for city networks.
The agenda has been structured following consultation with officials at the DfT. The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to download here. The seminar is organised on the basis of strict impartiality by the  Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum. Follow us @WEETFEvents for live updates.
 We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar a keynote address from: Dr Cathy Miller, Deputy Director, North and Devolution Division, Department for Transport.

Additional senior participants are being approached, but if you or a colleague would like to be considered as a speaker at this seminar, please contact us at specifying the event and session where you would like to speak and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are offering to speak yourself please don’t fill in the booking form.









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