Electric vehicle batteries: what will they look like in the future?

Simon Cotton Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Birmingham and Peter Raymond Slater Professor of Materials Chemistry, University of Birmingham

“Gigafactories” could one day be churning out millions of electric vehicle batteries in the UK. The government has already committed the country to a ban on selling new...
15 July 2021/Number of views (169)

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods – How can we get more of them when they are so difficult to introduce?

Patrick Lingwood - Active Travel Lead, Oxfordshire County Council

Low traffic neighbourhoods have had a rough press over the last few months. Tales of congestion, controversy and cultural conflict. LTNs provoke strong reactions.

17 June 2021/Number of views (440)

What are the implications of bus policy changes?

Prof. Peter White - May 2021

The publication of ‘Buses Back Better’ in March – setting out a bus strategy for England - marked the biggest shift in policy since deregulation in 1986. In place of competition...
14 May 2021/Number of views (1050)

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Advancing skills knowledge with PTRC

Whether you are new to the transport industry, are looking to refresh your knowledge on transport principles, or if you have taken on a new responsibility or are working in a ‘niche area’ and wish to broaden your knowledge, PTRC’s 20 week evening lecture series offers a cost-effective and time-inexpensive training course that will benefit both the participating

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Upcoming Training

27 - 28 April 2021           

Cycling for Transport

The increasing concerns over reducing road congestion and lowering NO2 levels throughout the country is just one of the factors behind the desire to increase the use of cycling as a main mode of transportation.  This course is designed to provide a solid introduction to cycling considerations.

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06 May 2021

Scenario Planning for Transport Planners

This course is designed to provide a solid introduction to scenario planning, and is suitable for professionals working in the fields of transport planning, transport policy, highway engineering, road safety, public health, or with managerial responsibility for these roles. It will also be of interest to people addressing future transport issues within the third sector and academia. We are looking at the senior and principal planner level; potentially just starting their first policy project, and needs to do scenarios work.

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Design, Maintenance and Construction of Highways Drainage Systems

This two day course aims to provide up-to-date information on current practice concerning design, construction and maintenance of highway drainage systems. Legislation with particular reference to the Flood & Water Management Act together with design and construction standards, appropriate materials and innovative solutions will be covered, focusing on achieving effective and maintainable drainage systems. Due emphasis is given to environmental aspects arising from climate change, the provision of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) and mitigation of flood risk. The course is presented by recognised experts in their field, who have extensive experience in the highways industry.

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