Birmingham Council House
Friday 17 February 2017
Followed by the MEBC Awards Lunch.
Mobility 2025 is one of a series of workshops to be held across the UK to explore transport in the sustainable cities of the future.
Efficient and affordable transport systems are important to the whole community and particularly to business, and vital to the West Midlands as it extends its position as the centre of the UK automotive sector to become a multi-modal transport hub.
The event will focus on three key topics:
- The design of integrated, multi-modal transport systems for people and goods
- The future role of the Car in the city
- Transport & Air quality
Keynote speaker-Stephen Joseph OBE
Stephen Joseph has been Executive Director of Campaign for Better Transport (formerly Transport 2000) since 1988. He worked previously for a range of environmental and voluntary organisations in the UK and abroad, including the British Youth Council, the Civic Trust and the Town & Country Planning Association.
At the Campaign, he has written or co-authored many publications and has been involved in promoting policies to give priority to public transport, walking and cycling and to reduce road building and dependence on cars and lorries.
Stephen was awarded the OBE in 1996 for services to transport and the environment. He was a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport 1999-2005, having been one of the panel of external advisers on the Transport White Paper 1997-8, and was a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment (SACTRA) during its inquiry on Transport and the Economy. He was also on the steering group for the Government’s Road User Charging Feasibility Study 2003-4.
In July 2004 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the National Transport Awards. More recently, he has been involved in Government challenge panels on high speed rail and Ecotowns. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of science by the University of Hertfordshire in November 2010.
We will be joined by the West Midlands Mayoral candidates who will share their vision for the future of sustainable transport services and the transport sectors in the new West Midlands Combined Authority.
Speaker Line-Up includes
- Chris Perry – Head of Transport Innovation – Transport for West Midlands
- Mike Lyons, Programme Director for Area North, HS2 Ltd
- Roland Hunziker – World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
- University of Warwick – Paul Jennings
The event will be held in the Banqueting Suite of Birmingham’s Council House.
It will be followed by a buffet lunch to host the presentation of the MEBC Business Awards, which showcase the success of Midlands businesses operating in the Low Carbon sectors to implement sustainable development.
Sustainability West Midlands will also be joining us to present the SWM Green Leader Awards to celebrate the achievements of some of the West Midlands’ leading policy makers, green entrepreneurs and environmental ambassadors from the public, private and third sector.
Awards tickets are discounted to £45 for promo code contact us