RTPI North West: Infrastructure & Economic Prosperity

Date: - 16:30
Organiser: RTPI North West
Location: Harwood Room, Barnes Wallis Building, University of Manchester
Phone: 0161 604 7799

Economic growth, pan-north growth, devolution. These are hot topics and will no doubt continue to be on the political agenda following the national election. Infrastructure, particularly transport infrastructure, is being proposed as key to unlocking the economic potential of the north. This conference will hear from speakers about HS2, northern transport proposals, local connectivity, the role of airports and those working on the devolution agenda. It will share current thinking on this fast moving debate and provide an opportunity to question some of the decision takers and policy makers.

  • ‘HS3’ northern powerhouse and the wider issue of rail investment Ian Wray, University of Liverpool
  • TfGM Simon Warburton, TfGM
  • Digital Infrastructure Tim Griggs, Arup
  • Infrastructure Mapping for decision making Stefan Webb, Future Cities Catapult
  • Warrington New City Michael Bell, Warrington Council
  • Highways England Bruce Parker, Highways England

Chairman: Jane Healey Brown, Arup

Book your place now at


9.30 am Registration & refreshments

10.00 am Welcome and Introduction by the Chair, Jane Healey Brown, Arup

10.15 am Importance of Critical City Infrastructure, Roger Milburn, Greater Manchester Infrastructure Advisory Board

10.45 am Infrastructure Planning for Large Developments – HCA ATLAS Perspectives Jon Sandford, HCA, ATLAS

11.15 am Coffee break

11.30 am TfGM, Simon Warburton, TfGM

12.00 pm Q&A

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Digital Infrastructure, Tim Griggs, Arup

2.00 pm Infrastructure Mapping for decision making, Stefan Webb, Future Cities Catapult

2.30 pm Q&A

2.50 pm Tea Break

3.00 pm Warrington New City, Michael Bell, Warrington Council

3.30 pm Highways England, Bruce Parker, Highways England

4.00 pm Q&A

4.15 pm Close

Booking your place

Bookings can now be made online at

RTPI members – £95 +VAT (£114.00)

Non-RTPI members – £100 +VAT (£120.00)

Retired RTPI members – £47.50 +VAT (£57.00)

Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses – £30.00 +VAT (£36.00)

Cancellations received less than 5 working days prior to the event will be subject to a £35 charge. No refund will be given for non-attendance but substitutions are acceptable at any time.

Contact: Bev Watson | 0161 604 7799 |