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Fri 16/10/20, 9.30-11.30 & 13.30-15.30
Related Events: Streets

Changes to London streets are helping prevent a car dominated recovery and are supporting people to walk, cycle and enjoy using their local streets. Now we need to think carefully about how to consolidate, change or remove these changes.  This session will look at how best to move to the next stage, hearing ideas from TfL, with opportunities for delegates to discuss and respond.


09:30 Update – what has been happening to streets this year? Joe Lewis – TfL, Giulio Ferrini & Ben Addy – Sustrans

10:30 How have the changes been working? – Lessons from monitoring, Rachel Buck – TfL

Comfort break

11:00 How has engagement been going? Kerry Meehan/Peter Fletcher/Iain Killingbeck – TfL

11:30 Challenges faced and lessons learnt, Paul Lavelle and Laura Georgescu, TfL

Lunch break

14:00 A future strategy

  • Introduction and example – Mark Frost, LB Hounslow
  • Ideas being developed – Alexander Baldwin-Smith, TfL
  • Hackney Emergency Transport Plan - Tobias Newland, LB Hackney

15:00 Discussion and break out rooms

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Mon 12/10/20, 9.30am–1.20pm
Related Events: Planning Housing Streets

This is the first event in our 4-part Urban Challenge initiative through which we hope to highlight and support ideas to change the way we design, manage our built environment.

Our key-note speakers will set out the main urban challenges facing us as we emerge from the Covid era.

We will also hear about new research and evidence explaining how we used urban areas during lockdown and our attitudes to the buildings and places around us. 

Lastly, we will introduce our challenge groups – which will develop and test ideas over the course of this initiative.  There will be 4 groups looking at town centres, living local, buildings and city structures.


Philip Graham, GLA

Alex Williams, TfL

Joanna  Averley, MHCLG

Scene Setters

David Christie, TfL

Prof. Matthew Carmona, UCL

Ben Page, Ipsos MORI

Fanny Blanc, LSE

Prof. Ken Gibb, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing

Max Farrell, LDN Collective

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Past Event

Fri 26/06/20
Related Events: Streets

Our lockdown streets series delves into the details and looks at the range of materials and street furniture designers can specify when reallocating highway space to provide social distancing for people who walk, cycle and use our public transport system in response to the Covid-19 pandemic as we move from emergency to temporary and permanent improvements to our streets

Speakers Include:

  • John Worley, TfL
  • David Moores, Project Centre
  • Catherine du Toit
  • Seth Scafe-Smith, Director, Resolve
  • Howard Gray, GreenBlue Urban
  • Habib Khan, Meristem Design
  • Charlotte Markey, Polypipe

Past Event

Fri 19/06/20, 9.30–11am
Related Events: Streets

Considering how best to ensure changed public spaces are inclusive and inviting for all.


  • Inclusive street design 
  • Current street experiences
  • Helping VIP use changed streets 
  • Streets and inclusive health and wellbeing
  • Streets and social inclusion 
Past Event

Fri 12/06/20, 9.30–11am
Related Events: Streets

Looking at the location, extent and design of new cycling infrastructure being put in now, to help prevent a car dominated recovery.


Planning the cycle space network - Gordon Webster (TfL)

A whistle stop tour of current changes in cycle spaces - Giulio Ferrini (Sustrans)

How people are using new cycling spaces - Michael O’Hanlon and Seyi Adewole (DSDHA)

Designing new cycle spaces: junctions to delineators - Brian Deegan (Urban Movement) & Mark Strong (Transport Initiatives)

Past Event

Fri 05/06/20, 9.30–11am
Related Events: Streets

This session will focus on changes made in the often complex environment of our town centres and look at how deliveries and parking have been operating during lockdown and what might happen during recovery.


Town Centre Needs, Steve Norris

Designing Multi-use High Streets, David Makenna

How Leicester is making streets better for people, Cllr Adam Clarke

East Street, Bristol, Michael Cowdy

The Lambeth Approach, Joel de Mowbray

Bringing high streets back at the heart of our communities, Saskia Huizinga

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Past Event

Fri 22/05/20, 9.30–11.30am
Related Events: Streets

Fourth in our series on streets during the Corona Virus pandemic.  This time we will look at the design options for temporary changes. 

Agenda includes:

  • How travel and streets might change - Chris Williamson
  • Understanding how people use changed streets and design options to support best behaviour - Deborah Saunt, DSDHA
  • Update on current approaches and design lessons - Sophie Thompson, LDA Design
  • A collection of design ideas - Public Practice Associates
  • TfL guidance and response to ideas presented - Rana Ilgaz & Paul Lavelle, TfL

Past Event

Fri 15/05/20, 9.30–10.30am
Related Events: Streets

Third in our series on streets during the Corona Virus pandemic.  This time we will look at the importance of play for children at this time, and consider how streets can be managed to support this, particularly during lock down release phases.

Speakers to include:

  • ·      Dinah Bornat, ZCT Architects
Past Event

Fri 01/05/20, 9.30–10.30am
Related Events: Streets

A network meeting for those who wish to share ideas and experiences. In this session we will look forward, discussing ideas about managing streets during potential lockdown release stages

Past Event

Fri 24/04/20, Half day, 9.30–10.30am
Related Events: Streets

A network meeting for those who wish to share ideas and experiences. Some places such as New Zealand, Oakland and New York have apparently been thinking of ways to help make streets safer and more attractive for essential journeys by active modes, and to create more space for safe exercise.   We will discuss whether similar conversations happening in London.

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