Birmingham has often led the way in adopting new ways of moving around cities ....will HS2, the Metro, cycle lanes and driverless technology finally solve transport in our city or will they be another blight for future generations to sort out?
Join in our inaugural Chairman's Debate on Thursday 29 September, 6 - 8pm, with Gavin Orton chairing a panel of experts who will discuss this before the debate is thrown open to the floor. Our speakers are:
- Alan Bain - Director, JMP Consultants. Alan is an expert transport planner with a particular interest in the interface between transport planning and urban design and will provide insight into how we could move around the city in the future.
- Caroline Coates - Executive Partner, DWF. Caroline is national head of DWF's automotive sector with a special interest in driverless technology and a regular contributor to trade and national media on the impact of the 'driverless car'.
- Anne Shaw - Assistant Director of Transport and Connectivity, Birmingham City Council. Anne manages Transportation Services and the development of Birmingham Connected, Birmingham's 20 year transportation strategy.
- Professor Miles Tight - Professor of Transport, Energy and Environment at University of Birmingham. Miles has been researching safety, equity and sustainability for over 20 years with a particular emphasis on the sustainability of transport.