New London Architecture

Transport & Infrastructure

Exploring the future of mobility and its impact on the city form

The Mayor’s Transport Strategy sets the goal to achieve 80% of all trips to be made by sustainable modes of transport by 2041 and promote the adoption of Healthy Streets. Are we designing and prioritising high quality mixed use developments, close to public transport nodes, in order to deliver this vision? How do we shift from car-base to a place-base city? How innovation in micro-mobility and mobility technologies will impact the future management and shape of our streets?

The NLA Transport & Infrastructure programme discusses the future of movement in London by bringing together professionals from both the public and private sectors in a series of events throughout the year.

  • Healthy Streets and Active Travel
  • Mobility-as-a-Service and the impact of tech on how we travel 
  • The future of public transport post-COVID

  • Transport & Infrastructure: Expert Panel, August 2020

2020 – Future-proofing streets, Breakfast Talk
2019 – What will streets look like in 2050? PechaKucha
2019 – Future Streets, Half-day Conference
2019 – Active Travel Summit, Half-day Conference
2019 – The future of our streets, Think Tank
2019 –  Investing in infrastructure- London and the rest of the UK, Breakfast Talk
2019 – Autonomous vehicle, LREF roundtable
2018 –  Joined-up London: infrastructure and development, Half-day Conference
2018 –  Innovation in mobility, Think Tank
2018– Active Travel Summit, Half-day Conference
2018 – New ideas for transport, PechaKucha
2018 –  Crossrail: Above the ground, Breakfast talk

2020 – Future Streets
2016 – Streets Ahead: The future of London’s Roads

2019 – Future Streets
2013 – Planes, Trains and Drains: London’s booming infrastructure business


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Expert Panel

Jennifer Ross, Founding Director and Consultant, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design
Founding Director and consultant for Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design. A planner with almost 30 years of planning and urban design consultancy experience working on and directing projects for private sector clients, local authorities and various government agencies in predominantly London and the South East.
Her focus is upon design and making great places happen. In terms of commissions she has developed spatial masterplans and development frameworks for local authority and private/public partnerships including  the spatial framework that helped shape and inform the regeneration of Elephant and Castle, City Road Basin Materplan, Bromley by Bow masterplan and delivery strategy and Area Action Plans for Ilford and Ealing. She has also delivered a number of significant planning permissions for clients including Derwent ( the White Collar Factory and Wedge House); Sellar (the regeneration of the Decathlon sites in Canada Water); Igloo Regeneration (Brentford Lock West);  a number of mixed workspace projects for clients including Second Home, Workspace and the Office Group and major estate renewal projects in Hackney, Enfield, Camden, Merton and Southwark. 
Her VeloCity collaboration with five other industry experts won the NIC, Oxford to Cambridge ideas competition, William Sutton Prize for Excellence in Social Housing Design and Placemaking for Clarion Housing and a RIBA research grant and she is now working with a number of the Great Estates, including Blenheim on turning the idea into a reality.
She also set up the pedElle, a road cycling event which is aimed at encouraging women in the property industry to get on a bicycle and is a Trustee for Club Peloton and Chair of  Board of Trustees of the Useful Simple Trust.
Rory Brooke, Head of Economics, Savills
Rory heads up the Savills Economics team and has in-depth experience of regeneration and development frameworks and land value uplift and capture associated with major transport investment. He led on Savills inputs to the TfL Land Value Capture study and has directed a range of projects relating to HS2, Crossrail 2, East West Rail (EWR) and the Oxford Cambridge Expressway as well as various smaller scale schemes in London.
Gerard Casey, Senior Consultant, Arup
Gerry Casey is a data scientist focused on transport. He leads Arup’s R&D on multi-system city scale modelling capability, where we are building city and national-scale models in collaboration with organisation including Transport for London. Gerry joined Arup London from the University of Cambridge where his PhD focused on the use of open network data and location aware data for agent-based simulation engines. He is a contributor to the UK COVID-19 modelling coalition Rapid Assistance Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) to help shape policy response to COVID-19.
Melissa Cazzato, Lead Sponsor, Cycling, Investment Delivery Planning, Transport for London
Melissa has been heavily involved in shaping the Streetspace for London Plan. Mel has over 10 years’ experience working on Active Travel projects within TfL, at a London borough and Sub-Regional Partnership.
Matthew Clark, Associate, Steer
Matthew is a specialist in New Mobility at Steer. His work focuses on analysis of the market for new and enhanced transport services both in the UK and worldwide. He works for both the public sector and private sector building an evidence base to maximise the positive impacts of new transport technologies in our cities and towns. Based in London, Matthew works on a range of projects planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects involving car sharing, bike sharing, escooters, on-demand taxis, on-demand minibuses, Mobility as a Service, mobility hubs and autonomous vehicles in the UK, US and Latin America. Matthew is also the chair of the UK body representing the shared mobility sector CoMoUK.
Helen Logan, Partner, Allies and Morrison
An architect with a specialisation in the delivery of large, complex projects, Helen was responsible for the practice’s work at King’s Cross St Pancras Underground Station, the refurbishment and expansion of one of London’s busiest underground interchanges and an important catalyst for the wider regeneration of King’s Cross. She directed the implementation of several of the practice’s projects within the Msheireb Downtown Doha development. Other projects include concept designs for Crossrail oversite developments and Elizabeth House at Waterloo Station.
Mark Powers, Technical Director, National Lead - Transport Planning, Waterman Group
Mark is Waterman’s National Lead for Transport Planning and champions the Transport Futures approach to development and land promotion, including emerging technologies. He has delivered several multi-million-pound public realm and public transport infrastructure projects across London and the South-East for local and regional authorities. Prior to Waterman, Mark worked in both the private and public sectors, including Transport for London and LB Enfield.  He was involved in the launch of the Congestion Charging Scheme and also represented Enfield on major regeneration and master-planning proposals, including Meridian Water. Mark is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.
Bruce McVean, Acting Assistant Director for City Transportation, City of London
For over 15 years Bruce’s career has involved exploring and promoting the social, economic and environmental benefits of safe and attractive urban environments and sustainable transport. He currently leads the team that develops and delivers transport policy and projects in the City of London, helping to ensure the Square Mile remains a great place to live, work, learn and visit.
Mandar Puranik, Regeneration Programme Manager, London Borough of Sutton
Mandar leads on Sutton’s Area Renewal and Regeneration Programmes and Sutton Heritage Action Zone. He is currently involved in a number of ambitious transport and public realm schemes coordinating strategic infrastructure projects and across its partners at the South London Partnership. Prior to Sutton, Mandar has worked at Design Council Cabe, Whitehill & Bordon-Hampshire Green Town and London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Sophie Thompson, Director, LDA Design
Sophie is a Director at LDA Design. Sophie leads some of London’s most exciting streets projects, transforming Seven Dials, Holborn and King’s Cross. She is working with Camden Council on the West End Project, creating safer, healthier, greener streets,  cycle lanes and beautiful spaces around Tottenham Court Road and Shaftesbury Avenue.
Dr. Walter Daves, Head of London Connectory, Bosch
Walter is an accomplished technology leader with cross-functional experience in project management, product development and account management roles. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a Master ’s Degree in Physics and is a Certified Project Manager (PMP). 
Walter lived and worked in Italy, Germany, Singapore and the UK and is passionate about digital transformation, IoT and data-driven business and in his current role as Head of London Connectory he leads operations and innovation projects at the Bosch London Connectory, the first city-inspired innovation space dedicated entirely to urban mobility. 
Chris Williamson, Partner, Weston Williamson+Partners
Chris a Founder Partner and now has 150+ architects and urban designers specialising in city shaping transport infrastructure projects and associated development. Chris’s experience includes London Bridge Jubilee Line Station, the Docklands Light Railway and East London Line, the Crossrail Stations at Paddington and Woolwich and the Metro in Melbourne Australia. Chris has worked on transport projects in Malaysia, Singapore, India and Indonesia. Last year Chris initiated the first of an annual survey on commuter satisfaction in 10 Global cities to research attitudes and preferences to improve design and delivery and to create better more civilised cities.
Peter Heath, Design Director, Atkins
Peter is an Atkins Design Director with over 35 years’ experience, specialising in public realm improvement projects and services in London, UK and internationally. 
Surprisingly, he is neither transportation planner nor infrastructure engineer but an architect and town planner. His implemented London projects have ranged from public and private sectors, small scale landscape changes and design guidance, to World City profile, including transformations of Trafalgar Square, Regent Street, Oxford Circus diagonal crossings and restoration of 2-way traffic in St. James’s. 
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