‘Getting a Quart into a Pint Pot’: Challenges facing Transport for London by Olivia Milne-Day

Urban transport networksBen Plowden, Director of Strategy and Planning at Transport for London (TfL) Surface Transport, gave a thought-provoking talk to our students on the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. The talk focused on how TfL need to optimise urban transport networks for maximum social, economic and environmental benefits and how they plan to achieve this.

Ben set the scene by highlighting the enormity of the task with almost 2.4 billion passengers using London’s bus network every year, the equivalent to a third of the world’s population. As the number of road users continues to grow, TfL have to control congestion Continue reading

‘Walkable urbanism as an economic driver?’ By Tim Phillips, MSc graduate

Reconnecting America (c)There is a sea change occurring in United States mobility in recognition of multimodal transit as it relates to walkability and resultant effects on urban forms. Cities and states are in many instances directing future development toward multimodal transit stations, called Transit Oriented Development in the United States, which includes Continue reading