SDRN Research into Practice Sustainable Transport Workshop
Thursday 30th October 2008
University of Westminster, Cavendish Campus, 115 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6UW
The integration of evidence-based knowledge within policy making processes strengthens the delivery of sustainable development strategies and initiatives within all sectors of the UK government. A challenge for sustainable transport objectives is the understanding of potential impacts from policy implementation across government sectors. Some impacts may be clear, such as transport demand from housing policies, however other policies may have more subtle effects on transport. An over-arching cross-sector research approach may provide a route to uncovering these links.
In order to continue the development of research into practice this SDRN / TRL workshop will explore the dynamic between transport policy and other policy areas which may create unsustainable transport demand. The main focus of the workshop will be the relationships between the transport, education, health and housing sectors. Facilitated discussions will provide opportunities for delegates to share their views and draw from their own experiences and sector knowledge. Information collected will be fed into policy development and used to identify future research needs.
The event is aimed at policy makers, academics and business representatives, and is free to attend.
- Karen Lucas (Chair), Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford
- Jacqui Wilkinson, Department for Transport
- Rynd Smith, Royal Town Planning Institute
- Oliver Smith, Department of Health
- Paul Osbourne, Sustrans
- Clare Mulholland, DCSF/DfT
- Marcus Jones, Transport Research Laboratory
For further information, and to register to attend the workshop, download the workshop programme.