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20-Minute Neighbourhoods: Creating Connected Places

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6th December, 2022 : 10:00 am 12:30 pm


20-Minute Neighbourhoods – Webinar 4

20-minute neighbourhoods or ‘complete, compact and connected’ places create the conditions for people to live healthier, more active lives. This webinar – the latest in a series of TCPA webinars about 20-minute neighbourhoods – will explore how better connections across and between neighbourhoods can be achieved in different types of places, including traditional settlements that were designed for walking but have become car-dominated, and post-war developments that were designed in an era when it was assumed that car-ownership would be universal.

Improving the physical infrastructure of streets and increasing their connectivity is however only part of what needs to be done to encourage people to choose active travel. In addition, people need the confidence to know that they have the ability to reach their destination safely and on time; and need support and encouragement to change deeply ingrained habits such as driving to the local shops or school.

The webinar will explore ways of supporting people to do things differently.

Full programme

10:00Welcome and introduction by ChairJulia Thrift
Director Healthier Place-making, TCPA
10:10The Abbey Estate regeneration project: reconnecting a post-war housing estateGlyn Tully
Associate Director, Head of Urban Design, Levitt Bernstein
10:30Kendal Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan: improving walking and cycling routes for everyday journeys in a historic townNicola Parker
Senior Programme Manager Cycling and Walking, Cumbria County Council
11:15Wayfinding: giving people the confidence to walk by transforming perceptionsRichard Simon
Partner, Director of Planning, Applied Information Group
11:35Healthier Communities: learning from place-based built environment interventions to increase physical activityDr Katy Karampour
Dr Gemma Burgess

Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research
12:15Active Travel England – an introductionLaurence Fallon
Development Management Team Leader, Active Travel England
12:25Closing remarksJulia Thrift
Director Healthier Place-making, TCPA

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United Kingdom

Cover photo credit: Levitt Bernstein