Session overviews, presentation slides and speaker biographies
Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development – UCL Centre for Transport Studies introduced the session with an overview of UCL's CREATE project.
Session 1: Cities of the Future
The four presentations in this session covered: freight deliveries in London; how HS1 has transformed St Pancras station into a destination in itself; how car ownership is controlled in crowded Singapore; and how smart cities can benefit health and wellbeing in an increasingly urbanised world.
- Scott Wilding, Transport for London
- Wendy Spinks, HS1
- Paul Minto, Addleshaw Goddard
- James Paskins, Coordinator for the UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities
Session 2: Retail Logistics
This session looked at rail freight in London and how it can be part of a multi-modal delivery network; how the river Thames could be used much more efficiently for freight deliveries; and how logistics is increasingly about consolidation and multi-modal hubs.
- Maggie Simpson, Executive Director – Rail Freight Group
- James Trimmer, Director of Planning and Environment – Port of London Authority
- Jonathan Powling, Partner – Addleshaw Goddard
Session 3: Technological Developments in Retail and Transport
This session discussed the ethics of technology and the value of digital infrastructure, which is becoming a separate asset class. It also examined the ownership and use of data and the potential for delivery drones.
- Nathan Marsh, Intelligent Mobility Director, UK & Europe – Atkins
- Russell Goodenough, Client Managing Director (Transport Sector) – Fujitsu
- Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta, Partner – Addleshaw Goddard
- Lauren Payne, Associate – Addleshaw Goddard