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TPM 2016 Call for Papers - Deadline Extended!

The Transport Practitioners’ Meeting is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers to present topical papers, share knowledge, engage in constructive debates  and disseminate the latest thinking across the profession.

In keeping with the tradition of rotating TPM’s location, after two successful years in London the conference is moving to Nottingham for its 14th year. Given its recent flurry of impressive transport projects, Nottingham provides both a central location and an excellent backdrop for sharing knowledge and best practice with fellow transport practitioners.

Presenting a paper at TPM is an excellent opportunity to raise both your personal as well as your company’s profile in connection with a specific topic. It’s also a fantastic developmental opportunity for younger practitioners, offering a unique way to gain experience presenting to a friendly, but knowledgeable, audience of fellow professionals. Click here for further information about the Call for Papers.

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to Monday, 15 February.

We look forward to receiving your abstract and to seeing you in Nottingham in June!  

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Modelling for Non-Modellers

1st-2nd March, Manchester & 27th-28th April, London

Is transport modelling something of an unknown quantity that you need to know more about? This course provides and indispensable introduction for anyone from a non-modelling background, and is designed for those managing transportation projects that involve an element of modelling.

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Modelling for Non-Modellers, Manchester
Modelling for Non-Modellers, Manchester
Modelling for Non-Modellers, Manchester
Modelling for Non-Modellers, Manchester

Design, Construction and Maintenance of Highway Drainage Systems

8th-9th March, London

Aimed at both managers responsible for highway maintenance and construction budgets and recent recruits to highway maintenance and design teams; this course provides delegates with a solid grounding in the various design and construction approached to the provision of effective and maintainable highway drainage and relevant legislation and guidance applicable to this area.

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Successful Planning Applications for Transport Practitioners

16th March, Manchester & 14th April, Bristol & 26th May, London

Are you involved in the development planning process? This course explores how the transportation issues associated with new developments are considered by local planning authorities, and guides practitioners through the key steps for ensuring that transport considerations contribute to a successful planning decision.

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