- Governments are investing in infrastructure. Why?
- Infrastructure has the power to drive social change, create jobs, support businesses, improve the environment and create a better world in which to live.
- The human population continues to grow. Resilient and effective infrastructure is central to supporting rapid urbanisation.
- Aging infrastructure is holding back economic growth. Whilst investing in infrastructure enables it. UK statistics suggest that there is almost a 300% return of investment.
- How do we enable and maximise delivery?
Looking at the Trends and Drivers
- The economic imperative
- Decay and renewal are core drivers
- Smart living, smart working - What will the future cities look like? How do we plan them?
- Work/live in the community -v- commuting
- The 15 minute walkability rule
- Refocusing communities and economic strategies
- Buildings and infrastructure built now - are they fit for the future?
- The ripple Effect from the core development
The Challenges of Planning for the Long Term in the Changing Times
- Bringing together spatial planning and infrastructure
- Handling macro uncertainty and the Commission's approach to the next National Infrastructure Assessment
Using Transport as the Magic Ingredient
- The value of transport hubs
- Footfall as drivers for increased rents and investment
- Maximising space - building above and below
Panel Debate with Q & A's