Transforming London Streets


22 September 2016: pre-conference site visits

Southwark Council invites you to explore its latest innovative streetscapes in advance of the conference, offering a choice of guided walking tours on the afternoon and early evening of the 22 September, from 16.00 until 20.00.

You must register to attend the site visits in advance.


Programme - 23 September 2016


Nave - Southwark Cathedral


Refreshments in the main Cathedral exhibition area



Morning Plenary: The politics of transformation

Chair: Joe Seymour, Head of Traqffic & Local Roads;AECOM

Experts deliver keynote presentations

Cllr Peter John, Leader, Southwark Council

Patricia Brown, Change Expert & CEO, Central Consulting

Roger Madelin, Head of Canada Water Development, British Land



Morning Break

Delegates enjoy refreshments in the main cathedral exhibition area



Delegates choose from 1 of 4 workshops or a site visit



1. Garry Weston Library

2. Chapter Room 

Placemaking & Urban Realm

Chair: Matthew D'Archambaud, Regional Director, AECOM 

Streets for everyone and new public spaces: the mini Holland programme
Councillor Clyde Loakes, Deputy Council Leader & Cabinet Memeber For Environment, Waltham Forest

City public realm: people, places, projects 
Simon Glynn, Assistant Director (Public Realm), City of London Corporation

Creating new places: North West Cambridge masterplan
Warren Osborne, Director, Design & PlanningAECOM 

Walworth Road Phase 2 design: the challenges of bus and cycle infrastructure
David Moores, Director of Public Realm, Project Centre 

Better places through BIDS: Bankside case studies
Valerie Beirne, Bankside Urban Forest Manager, Better Bankside

Behaviour change

Chair: Graham Marshall, Director & Fellow, Prosocial Place & Heseltine Insitute for Policy & Practice

Putting people before place
Professor Rhiannon Corcoran, Co-director, Institute of Public Policy and Practice, University of Liverpool (Health and Wellbeing lead), & What Works Centre for Wellbeing 

Supporting collective action: practical solutions to social issues
Edward Gardiner, Behavioural Design Lead, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick 

Managing social change
Amy Boyle, Director of Strategy, DIVA Creative 

King's Cross: Users leading designers
Nuno Coelho, Design Theorist, Lecturer & Curator, Central St Martin's College of Arts & Design

3. John Trevor Williams Room 

4. Queen Elizabeth Room

Regeneration and investment

Chair: Roger Madelin, Head of Canada Water Development, British Land

Lean urbanism: creating place-based wealth and enterprise
Hank Dittmar, Director, Hank Dittmar Associates and Special Advisor, the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community

Transforming Southwark
Dan Taylor, Programme Manager, Southwark Council 

Elephant & Castle regeneration case study
Artur Carulla, Partner, Allies and Morrison 

Walthamstow's ‘The Scene’: joined-up holistic regeneration 
Sam Neal, Project Director, Major Projects and Regeneration, Project Centre


Civilised streets

Chair: Cassiem Jeppe, Regional Director, AECOM 

Short presentations, followed by a panel discussion

  • Speed, safety and sharing space

  • Greening our streets

  • Accommodating all modes

  • The 'feelgood' factor

  • New solutions for freight and home deliveries

Traffic and parking – removing conflict: the Southwark example Chris Durban, Associate Director, AECOM 

Learning from the Dutch 'Sustainable Safety' approach: Peter Siemensma, Senior Transport Planner, Arcadis

Southwark's slower streets: Jeremy Leach, London Campaign Co-ordinator, 20's Plenty for Us 

Bring Fronts Back – gardens working for London’s streets: Rob Cowan, Director, Urban Design Skills 

Transformation through urban lighting strategies: Nevena Kovacevic, Co-founder, Light Follows Behaviour

5. Site Visit: Guided cycling tour of London's Cycle Super Highways, led by TfL

Transport for London will be leading two cycling tours that show the innovative designs and infrastructure that have been implemented on the Cycle Superhighways.

The tours will be led by designers from Transport for London who have developed these techniques and will explain the background and design philosophy.
The two tours offered are:

1. Parliament Square and St Georges Circus (Cycle Superhighways CS3 and CS6)

2. Tower Hill and Whitechapel (Cycle SuperHighways CS3 and CS2)

Download the outline of the tours

Click here to register for this site visit




A selection of sandwiches and refreshments are served in the main Cathedral exhibition area


Nave - Southwark Cathedral

Afternoon Plenary: Streets are places too

Experts deliver afternoon keynote presentations

Cllr Ian Wingfield, Cabinet Member for Environment and the Public Realm, Southwark Council

Linda Thiel, Director, London studio, White Arkitekter



Delegates leave the Nave

Short comfort break to allow time to get to the day's final sessions. Refereshments are served in the breakout rooms



Delegates choose from 1 of 4 workshops or a site visit



1. Garry Weston Library 

2. Chapter Room 

Cycling in London

Chair: Lilli Matson, Head of Strategy & Outcome Planning, Transport for London 

Barriers to investing in cycling: the evidence
Rachel Aldred, Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster

Cycling and walking superhighways
Helen Adlington, Design Manager, Transport for London

Southwark case studies
Matthew Hill, Head of Highways, Southwark Council

Bringing Danish design to London
Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport & Planning, Camden Council

Inclusive cycling
Kevin Hickman, Trustee, Wheels for Wellbeing 

Gaining grassroots and stakeholder support

Chair: Rob Cowan, Director, Urban Design Skills

Crowdsourcing engagement: Peckham Coal Line
Nick Woodford, Instigator, The Peckham Coal Line

For a healthy and prosperous city: re-booting a walking strategy for London
Jim Walker, Founder and Strategic Director, Walk 21 & Martin Wedderburn, Associate, Walk 21 

Getting grassroots support for active travel – from everyone
Peter Wood, Visiting Fellow in Geography / Coordinator, Open University / Southwark Cycling Joint Steering Group

Securing political support for walking and cycling
Esther Kurland, Director, Urban Design London

3. John Trevor Williams Room 

4. Queen Elizabeth Room

Trends and technology

Chair: Peter Hartley, Chair, Westmister Living Streets

Autonomous vehicles and long-term city mobility
James Long, Principal Consultant, Steer Davies Gleave

Making the best use of apps and data
Daniel Kofler, CEO & Founder, Bike Citizens

Understanding the benefits and impacts of cycling: new tool
Brian Deegan, Principal Technical Planner, Transport for London 

Electric vehicles & low emission car club networks
Matt Croucher, Associate and Sustainable Transport Lead, WSP| Parsons Brinckerhoff

Kicked to the kerb? A sideways look at Southwark’s forgotten spaces
Kate Tiernan, Consultant, Southwark Council

Improving air quality

Chair: Oliver Lord, Principal Policy Officer, Air Quality & Green Transport, Greater London Authority

Low emission neighbourhoods – improving air quality through innovation
Glenn Higgs, Associate Director, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Air quality and wellbeing: Tower Bridge anti-idling
Paras Shah, Principal Consultant, AECOM

Green infrastructure and the benefits of small-scale planting
David Moores, Director of Public Realm, Project Centre 

Indicators of healthy street environments
Lucy Saunders, Public Health Specialist, Transport for London

Developing urban logistic services
Gary Armstrong, Outspoken Delivery 

Plus panellist Cllr Ian Wingfield, Cabinet Member for Environment and the Public Realm, Southwark Council

5. Site Visit: Guided walking tour of Bankside area, led by Better Bankside

A walking tour of Bankside taking in a range of initiatives aimed at boosting cycling and walking.  

Meeting point : Millennium Courtyard (outside the Refectory Cafe).

If it is raining : The back of the Nave. 

Led by the local Business Improvement District, Better Bankside, this will include:

  • Bankside Urban Forest – long-term place-shaping programme in partnership with local landowners, Southwark, delivering a range of large- and small-scale projects to transform streets and spaces in Bankside (Sumner Street, Flat Iron Square, Great Suffolk Street)

  • The Hope Exchange & Colourful Crossings – using art to change the perception of streets whilst on foot

  • Pocket parks and raingardens – how small scale planting and greening can transform streets for walking and cycling

  • The Bankside Boardwalk – plans for creative and innovative structure to enable streets to be temporarily altered and extended to enable greater footfall

  • The Pink Pitstop – cycle repair infrastructure on street

  • Better Bankside Cycle Delivery Service – business to business service for local deliveries using e-assisted cargo bike

Click here to register for this site visit


Depart Southwark Cathedral

Delegates head across the road to Glaziers Hall for the Transforming London Streets drinks reception which includes the Cycle Planning Awards Winners Announcement Ceremony


Glaziers Hall - River Room

Cycle Planning Awards 2016

This 2nd Annual Cycle Planning Awards is organised by the Active Travel Network and Landor LINKS who have developed these Awards to acknowledge and reward those that have excelled in design and delivery.
The Cycle Planning Awards showcase the best practice examples from local authorities, and innovation in products and infrastructure design.



Please note that the above programme is subject to change. 

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