Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Developing the UK’s city region transport networks and next steps for the Transforming Cities Fund

Morning, Thursday, 12th July 2018

Central London


Looking at the next steps for developing integrated and modern networks for intra-city transport, the seminar assess priorities for policy going forward.

It will be an opportunity to discuss how the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund announced in the Industrial Strategy should be applied to achieve the aims of improving transport links and encouraging local growth within cities.

Delegates will discuss policy issues around attracting public and private investment, infrastructure delivery, creating clean and decarbonised city environments, and integrating new technology.

Sessions will also examine the development of large-scale projects in metro cities, alongside schemes such as the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine - including discussion in areas such as light rail, bus rapid transit, underground rail, and walking and cycling facilities.

Further sessions will look at plans for upgrading transportation networks in smaller cities through the competition-based awards, assessing some of the innovative approaches to boosting local connectivity and economic growth.

Guest of Honour

Cathy Miller

Deputy Director, North and Devolution Division, Department for Transport

Guest of Honour

Cathy Miller

Deputy Director, North and Devolution Division, Department for Transport

Keynote Speaker

Greg McClymont

Cities and Urban Transport, National Infrastructure Commission


Lord Rosser

Shadow Spokesperson, Transport and Home Affairs

Sir Christopher Chope MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Highways


Helen Wylde

Chief Engagement Officer, Transport Systems Catapult

Ian Liddell

Managing Director, Planning & Advisory, WSP

Matt Winfield

Director London, Sustrans

Thomas Barlow

Senior Policy Adviser, Infrastructure, Confederation of British Industry

Dr Jon Lamonte

Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester

Alejandro Moreno

Director, Midlands Metro Alliance

Philip Beer

Partner, Burges Salmon

Peter Hogg

UK Cities Director, Arcadis

Darryl Murphy

Head of Infrastructure Debt, Aviva Investors