Better, Safer Communities: the contribution from street design
Over the last few years, there has been considerable professional, political and media interest in new approaches to street design. Shared space, de-cluttering, the naked street and simplified streetscape are all terms in common use. A key theme is the extent to which it is possible through the use of these – or other approaches – to manage the tension better between place and link, between mobility and liveability. This conference, following on from the publication of PACTS’ report on “Shared Space” will offer an opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing urban development. Can we ensure environments that are good for walking and cycling and offer improved safety? To what extent do current practices help or hinder the development of new approaches? How can we balance safety and other policy objectives such as the improvement of the public realm? Join us at this conference to debate these issues.
Presentations and Speakers:
|Better Streets||John Dales||Urban Initiatives|
|Better Streets and Pedestrian Guardrail Removal||Andy Best||Transport for London|
|Health, Wellbeing and Contested Space||Richard Kimberlee||University of the West of England|
|The Shared Space Project – lessons learned and where next?||Sabine Lutz||Shared Space Foundation|
|Kerb your enthusiasm: PACTS Research Report||Eleanor Besley||PACTS|
|Manual for Streets 2: Quality Streets||Andy Cameron||WSP UK|
|Safety vs. Design: Managing the Risk||Alex Luck||A Luck Associates|
|DIY Streets: a community-led approach to better, safer streets||Alex Allen||Sustrans|
|Horses for Courses: applying safe street design in different contexts||Peter Jones||UCL|
Who should attend?
|Urban designers||Road Safety Officers|
|Highway and traffic engineers||Consultants|
|Landscape architects||Network Managers|
|Regeneration managers||and more …|
If you wish to have a stand at the conference please contact Gillian Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out our rates.