Regeneration experts debate sustainable transport

Organiser: Merseyside Transport Partnership
Location: Jury's Inn Hotel, Liverpool
Phone: 0161 919 8027

As part of the Merseyside Transport Partnership’s (MTP) strategy to address climate change during the Year of the Environment and beyond, sustainable cities will form the subject of a breakfast briefing at Jury’s Inn in Liverpool next week (Thursday 21 May). Following the recent CABE report on the ‘Hallmarks of a Sustainable City’, MTP has invited local and national regeneration and urban design experts to address Merseyside’s business leaders and stakeholders during the session. Debates will follow on how this learning can influence policy and practice in Merseyside, exploring transport challenges and opportunities to ensure resilience, quality of life and address climate change. Merseyside is one of nine regions, which has been named by Transport Minister Paul Clark as being eligible to bid for a share of £29 million funding, which is to be invested over the next three years to create England’s first “sustainable travel city”. The funding would be used to encourage greener travel choices, including plans to support walking and cycling and initiatives to improve public transport. Speakers include Jim Gill, Chief Executive, Liverpool Vision; Edward Hobson, Head of Research and Futures at CABE; and the author of the CABE report on transport issues, Dr Robin Hickman, Associate Director at Halcrow and Research Fellow, Oxford University. To reserve a free place, email or call 0151 330 1253.