North West Transport Lecture 2012

Organiser: Nicola Kane
Location: Liverpool John Moores University City Campus, Byrom Street L3 3AF
Phone: 0161 245 8900

The Role of Transport in Delivering Low-Carbon Growth

A year on from the publication of DfT's Local Transport White Paper "Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon", have we made any progress in delivering this challenging agenda? Or is delivering both environmental and growth agendas simultaneously an unachievable dream?

Our panel of high profile speakers will provide a range of perspectives on this topic, both from a national and regional level, and will give their thoughts on the key challenges facing the transport profession over the coming months and years.

The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Transport Planning Society, The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) and The Royal Town Planning Institute present:

Chairman: Keith Buchan, Transport Planning Society

6pm for a 6.30pm start


Prof John Whitelegg is visiting Professor of Sustainable Transport at LJMU and Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of York and Senior Research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute. John runs a consultancy company based in Lancaster, Eco-Logica Ltd, and edits the journal "World Transport Policy and Practice". His current projects include developing a zero carbon transport plan for the UK by 2050.

Dr Paul Salveson is a well-known rail professional with 35 years' experience in a wide range of sectors and disciplines. He is a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield, in Transport and Logistics, and founded the Association of Community Rail Partnerships. Paul is currently convenor of a northern-based lobby group aiming to stimulate debate on devolved government for the North of England.

Lorna Pimlott Head of Low Carbon Vehicles and Infrastructure UK, Ernst & Young. Lorna is a chartered architect with extensive experience of advising public and private sector clients on large capital infrastructure programmes. She has been leading the Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle Scheme since 2009 and is currently seconded to lead its delivery body, The Manchester Electric Car company. Lorna will speak on the development of electric vehicles in the UK, opportunities for investment and the challenges of establishing and sustaining the market for electric vehicles.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please Note: that there is no car parking available on the university campus.

Thanks to our sponsors for supporting this event: Aecom, Mott MacDonald, Halcrow and PBA Peter Brett.