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Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys

Ruth Dalton, Northumbria University

Cities around the world are changing to become more “walkable”. As more and more people move to cities, the benefits of encouraging people to walk are clear. Aside from making the...
14 March 2019/Number of views (204)

The Joy of Commuting on Two Feet

Claire Rampen, beryl.cc

We all know that getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day will have an incredible impact on our health and wellbeing. But how do you fit that half an hour in when you’ve got commitments...
21 February 2019/Number of views (416)

Clean Air Strategy

Simon Alcock Head of UK Public Affairs at ClientEarth

The UK Government launched its Clean Air Strategy last week claiming that it wants to halve the number of people living in areas with particulate matter pollution (PM2.5) above guideline limits...
18 January 2019/Number of views (954)
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Announcing the 17th Annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting in Oxford.  

Submit your project for the #2019TPM Call for Papers! More information can be found at www.transportconference.co.uk

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Modelling for Non-Modellers

24 - 25 April 2019, Dublin

The modelling of junctions, road networks and public transport systems provides fundamental information to support decisions taken on future land uses, investment in the transport system and other policy interventions. With modelling tools ranging from “simple” equations through to highly complex mathematical, algorithm based systems, many people responsible for commissioning modelling activities find modelling a daunting area of responsibility.

This course provides an introduction to the modelling tools commonly used, providing delegates with an understanding of the applicability of different models to various situations, and equips practitioners with simple techniques for checking model outputs.


Healthy Streets: Improving the Walkability of our Cities

28 May 2019, Manchester

This course sets out the strategic drivers that are shaping our future cities. It examines the movement and place dimensions, identifies the various benefits of walking and how liveable, healthy, complete streets can be achieved by quantitative and qualitative measurements. Supporting the delivery of high-density, mixed use developments that are planned around active and sustainable travel will ensure that urban growth is good growth.