New London Architecture

Future Streets half-day conference

Half-day conference

Thursday 28 November 2019
09:00 - 12:30

Streets are the foundation of our urban life, they make up more than 80 percent of all public space in London, used every day by millions of Londoners and tourists to move around, whether on foot, bicycle, car or bus. They are the lifeblood for goods to be transported and moved around the city to keep it alive, alongside providing vital and regular places for green infrastructure, local markets and other social space for the city’s social life to occur.

The way we move in cities is changing – advances in automated vehicle technologies have developed quickly over the past few years, and E-mobility and innovation such as smart sensors, shared provide huge opportunities to revolutionise the transport system, promising a more flexible, easier, enjoyable service. But what would be in the impact on our streets? How will the current physical infrastructure adapt and evolve? How do we make sure changing technology will serve to create a human-centric approach to our cities?

Presenting the findings of the NLA research paper Future Streets, this conference will hear from experts from the transport, tech, urban design and policy sectors about how technology and new mobility are impacting the way we move around London and how we should design the streets of the future.

Part of the NLA Future Streets research, exhibition and events series.

Image © LDA Design


Welcome and introduction 

Session One: Emerging Mobility Technologies

Coffee break 

Session Two: Future streets design, policy and practice 

Pop-up parking by Cyclehoop

To encourage active transport to the Future Streets conference, our friends at Cyclehoop have kindly gifted us cycle parking. The two car-shaped ports demonstrate the space efficiency we lose when driving; two car parks are equivalent to 20 cycle parks. You’ll find the pair of cheery yellow ports just outside the main entrance to The Building Centre, and they will stay in place until Friday 13 December.

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Speaker biographies

Sophie Thompson

Director, LDA Design

Gavin Miller

Director, MICA

Lucette Demets

Head of Sustainability, London & Partners

Matthew Clark

Associate, Steer

Fatema Karim-Khaku

Senior Planner, Arup

Mike Axon

Managing Director, Vectos, part of SLR

Richard Dilks

Chief Executive, CoMoUK

Claire Eagle

Principal Policy Officer - Development, Enterprise & Environment  - Transport, Greater London Authority

Bruce McVean

Assistant Director, Policy & Projects, City of London Corporation

Nada Svilar

Regional Director, AECOM

Transport & Infrastructure


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