Inclusive Streets: Breaking Down
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Highlights from 2019

Towns beyond traffic

The second Scotland Walking Summit took place on Friday 15 March 2019 at Glasgow City Chambers. It reflected 90 years of campaigning by Living Streets to further the idea that designing for walking is the cornerstone of creating truly desirable, healthy, vibrant and accessible places to live.

SWS 2019 Chris Thompson

 

Pedestrian rights: the 90-year battle
Chris Thompson, Projects Coordinator, Living Streets Scotland

Access for everyone? A tale of two high streets
Penny Morriss, Communities Manager, Living Streets Scotland

Can walking save our high streets?
Stuart Hay, Director, Living Streets Scotland

SWS 2019 Angela McShane

 

Road violence: a survivor's story
Angela McShane, The Reinvention: Triumph over injury

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SWS 2019_Jess Read

 

The iWalk vision for better designed streets
Jess Read, Principal Transport Engineer, Witteveen + Bos UK Ltd.

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SWS 2019_David Begg

 

Creating a buzz about walking in Manchester
Jennifer Wiles, Regional Director for the North of England, Living Streets

Connected cities: can Glasgow lead the way?
Professor David Begg, Chair of the Glasgow Connectivity Commission and CEO Transport Times

Highlights from 2018

Steps to stronger towns and cities

The first Scotland Walking Summit took place on Wednesday 21 March 2018 at Edinburgh City Chambers. It highlighted the importance of walking and the economic benefits of walking-friendly towns and cities. Guest speakers showcased examples from across the world and focused on the opportunities for towns and cities in Scotland to prioritise walking.

Riccardo Marini

 

Keynote address - Riccardo Marini, Masterplanning and Urban Strategy Expert at Gehl Architects

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Cathy Parker

 

Improving the vitality and viability of town and city centres through walkability (and 24 other factors)

Professor Cathy Parker, Chair of the Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Panel of streets experts

 

Showcase of walking towns and cities from the UK and beyond

Tom Platt (Head of Policy & Communications, Living Streets - Living Streets' Walking Cities campaign).

Graham Grant (Head of Transport Investment, Newcastle City Council).

John Dales (Director, Urban Movement - Glasgow Avenues project).

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Panel of council leaders

 

Prioritising walking in our towns and cities to deliver growth 

Alastair Dalton, Transport Correspondent, The Scotsman, in conversation with city leaders:

Councillor Lesley Macinnes, Transport and Environment Convener, City of Edinburgh Council

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council

Councillor Jim Thomson, Convener for Environment and Housing, Stirling City Council.

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