Our National Walking Summit is a highlight in the street planning calendar.
Join us, as we bring together thought-leaders, decision-makers and grassroots campaigners, to inspire and shape debate on how we can create towns and cities that are fitter for walking.
It also encompasses the Living Streets Annual General Meeting and our annual Charles Maher Award - Walking Champion 2019.
9.30 Optional guided walk from Birmingham New Street station
10.00 Arrival and registration
10.30 Welcome – Cllr Ian Ward, Leader, Birmingham City Council
10.35 Keynote address – Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands
11.00 Creating towns and cities that are fitter for walking. A series of lightning talks focusing on exemplar projects from the West Midlands.
Walk to school – Raji Takhar (Living Streets)
Clean Air Zone in Birmigham - Joe Green (Birmingham City Council)
Walking the way to UK City of Culture 2021 - Jo Shore (Coventry City Council)
Improving walking in Wolverhampton - Simon Lucas (Wolverhampton City Council)
11.30 Creating walking towns and cities - panel discussion featuring experts from across the UK. Chair - Ben Still (Urban Transport Group)
Anna Collins (Transport for Greater Manchester)
Kevin Golding-Williams (Department for Transport)
Jo Shore (Coventry City Council)
Laura Shoaf (Transport for West Midlands)
12.30 Lunch, exhibition and networking
1.30 Living Streets Charles Maher Award - Walking Champion 2019. Presentation to our winner
1.45 Keynote address - Christophe Najdovski, Deputy Mayor of Paris for Transport, Travel and Public Space
2.20 Campaigning in action. A series of lightning talks from grassroots campaigners:
Dom Jacques (Moortown Living Streets Group)
Mike Grahn (London Living Streets Group)
Phoenix Group: Wythall Walking friends
Rachel Jupp (Monmouth campaigner)
David Hunter (Edinburgh Living Streets Group)
Emma Griffin (London Living Streets Group)
3.20 Living Streets Annual General Meeting
The Banqueting Suite,
The Council House,
Birmingham B1 1BB
Prioritising Walking In Our Cities - panel discussion facilitated by Lisa Taylor, Future of London
Chris Boardman MBE, Cycling and Walking Commissioner, Greater Manchester
Dr Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner, London
Walking Cities In Action - stories from grassroots campaigners.
Aisha Hannibal, our local groups coordinator, introduces four stories from local campaigners from across the UK.
Our new Blueprint For Change provides campaigners and city leaders with a step-by-step guide to creating walking cities.