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
Planners Disability organisations  
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 to find out our rates.

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