Urban Transport Next 14: The Good Life
In this episode, Dr Nicholas Falk, Executive Director of The URBED Trust, and Rebecca Fuller, Assistant Director at the Urban Transport Group, discussed how transport can shape a new, sustainable era for suburbs.
Their conversation focused on the new Urban Transport Group report on this topic (The Good Life), and discussed how best to reduce emissions generating trips and car dependency, and make use of existing community to assets to ensure people can leave a more local life.
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About the panel…
Dr Nicholas Falk
Nicholas founded the not-for-profit research and consultancy company URBED in 1976, which now operates as a design cooperative based in Manchester. He is the Executive Director of The URBED Trust, based in London.
Nicholas is an economist, urbanist and strategic planner with degrees from University College Oxford, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the London School of Economics. He specialises in helping towns and cities plan and deliver urban regeneration and sustainable growth. He is co-author of URBED‘s submission on Uxcester Garden City that won the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize, and the report Oxfordshire Futures 2050.
Rebecca is Assistant Director at the Urban Transport Group. In this role she works to make the case for the right policies in urban transport and related areas to support inclusive and sustainable growth.
Rebecca leads on the policy areas of social inclusion, children and young people, public health, cross-sector working, land-use planning, urban freight and highways. She is the author of the Urban Transport Group’s new report on suburban transport.
Steve Chambers (Unfortunately Steve could not join the conversation due to illness)
Steve is Director of Transport Good, Transport for New Homes and Evidence to Exist Research Group. At Transport for New Homes he campaigns for walking, cycling and public transport to replace car dependency on new housing estates. At Transport Good he runs the innovative and transformational ‘Futurechangers’ programme to diversify campaigning and advocacy.