July 2017

NORTH WEST ACTIVE TRAVEL NETWORK

POSTPONED UNTIL FUTURE NOTICE!

Join NWATN’s seventh regional seminar!

10:00 Registration for 10:30 – 16:00, Wednesday 5th July 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Business School,
All Saints Park, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH

“Improving Consultation
&
Engagement:
Managing change, reducing conflict”

Consultation not working?      Cyclists complaining, pedestrians moaning, disability groups all disagree?   Can consultation be more constructive and productive or is it bound to be at best a PR exercise?

At our last seminar on Accessible Infrastructure, there were several complaints about poor consultation and expensive mistakes that had been made that might have been avoided.    So for this seminar we have engaged the help of Dr Tom Cohen from University College London, where he runs courses on the subject, to lead a discussion on how things might be improved.  There will be a range of other speakers too, with full details below.

There is still time to enrol.    Sign up now!   Only £30 for professionals, £15 volunteers etc.

Regrettably, we have decided to postpone our forthcoming seminar on Improving Consultation and Engagement, set for July 5th, for a combination of reasons.     Foremost amongst these is that Dr Tom Cohen from UCL, who was to be central to the topic, has to deal with unexpected family sickness.     We hope however to re-run the seminar later in the year, probably in October.  

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE KEPT INFORMED OF SIMILAR FUTURE EVENTS, PLEASE EMAIL: ADMIN[AT]NWATN.ORG.UK

This seminar will be led by Dr Tom Cohen, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Transport Studies, University College, London.  Tom Cohen runs short courses at UCL for transport professionals on Consultation and Participation. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lifelearning/courses/consultation-participation-transport-planning

Also included will be workshops, and updates on the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy  and what’s happening in the North West.  Full programme below.

Seminar fee only £30 (concessions £15)

DEADLINE: 17:00 THURSDAY 29TH JUNE: so book now!

Lunch NOT included (but can be purchased within MMU and many food outlets nearby in Oxford Road, including the Vegetarian Eighth Day).

Bookings NOW OPEN!

PROGRAMME

10.00 – 10.30:  Registration

10.30:  Welcome by Chairman

10.40:  Short talks describing the challenge:

  • Consultation – or public relations?”  Andrew Hodgson, Merseyside Cycling Campaign.
  • Going in reverse”  Roland Graham, NWATN secretary.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – an officer’s perspective”  Alasdair Simpson, Senior Cycling Officer, Lancashire County Council, 2000-2016.
  • Questions

11.10:  Dr Tom Cohen, Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University College, London:    “Beyond the Usual Suspects

12.10:  LUNCH

13.10:  Workshops 

13.55:  Feedback session, with Tom  Cohen.

14.25:  “Manchester Oxford Road: getting the public on board”   David Budd, TfGM Project Manager for the Oxford Road Scheme, Transport for Greater Manchester.

14.45:  “Using art to engage local communities”   Nick Hall, Director, Mid-Pennine Arts.

15.05:  Update on the Cycling and walking Investment Strategy, with Adrian Lord, Phil Jones Associates, advisor to British Cycling and the DfT.

15.20:  News from around the North West.    All attendees are invited to contribute.

15.45:  Conclusion