UHUU Seminar - Garden Towns and Villages - Transport Vision and Reality

Event details

Date:

18 June 2020

Time:

16:00

Contact:

John Conlon
j.conlon@herts.ac.uk

Admission:

Free

Venue:

Online

Enquire Add to Calendar https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/events/2020/uhuu-seminar-garden-towns-and-villages-transport-vision-and-reality UHUU Seminar - Garden Towns and Villages - Transport Vision and Reality Join this seminarContact John Conlon by emailing j.conlon@herts.ac.uk to receive the joining instructions for this online seminar.About the seriesSeminars from the Urbanism and Smart Mobility Units  are the home for planning and urbanism research within the School of Life and Medical Sciences.There are a large number of garden towns and villages being promoted, including two in Hertfordshire in Hemel Hempstead and Harlow. The master plans for these include artist impressions of cycling and buses or trams, and there are a lot of commitments to giving priority to sustainable transport. However, new research by the Transport for New Homes Group shows that in practice the transport investment going into these settlements is overwhelmingly about new roads and very little on everything else.This seminar will explore this gap between visions and realities and suggest how this gap can be narrowed and the visions in the master plans can become a reality. 2020-06-18 16:00 --- 36 Online Uni of Herts j.conlon@herts.ac.uk YYYY MM DD 16:00

Dr Scott Copsey and Professor Stephen Joseph will chair this discussion reflecting on the fascinating recent report from Transport for New Homes, on what is really happening in relation to sustainable transport in new garden settlements.

Join this seminar

Contact John Conlon by emailing j.conlon@herts.ac.uk to receive the joining instructions for this online seminar.

About the series

Seminars from the Urbanism and Smart Mobility Units  are the home for planning and urbanism research within the School of Life and Medical Sciences.

There are a large number of garden towns and villages being promoted, including two in Hertfordshire in Hemel Hempstead and Harlow. The master plans for these include artist impressions of cycling and buses or trams, and there are a lot of commitments to giving priority to sustainable transport. However, new research by the Transport for New Homes Group shows that in practice the transport investment going into these settlements is overwhelmingly about new roads and very little on everything else.

This seminar will explore this gap between visions and realities and suggest how this gap can be narrowed and the visions in the master plans can become a reality.

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