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Join the Transport Knowledge Hub at a regional forum in Birmingham on housing and local transport in the Midlands. The session, which is part of a series of events, will consider the findings of new research undertaken by KPMG on sustainable transport and housing.

This high-level event will bring together Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, housing experts and other local decision-makers to discuss the importance of transport and wider connectivity in helping to address the housing crisis, increasing the accessibility of sites for redevelopment and attracting inward investment. Sustainable transport is vital to the viability of housing schemes, especially for young people, job seekers, those on low incomes and increasingly for older people, all of whom are more likely to rely on public transport to travel to and from home.

The events will provide an opportunity to discuss and facilitate how we can find timely and cost-effective solutions to the challenges faced with achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, creating jobs and improving productivity through better connectivity.

Chaired by:


Gerard Whelan
Director, Corporate Finance, Government and Infrastructure



Confirmed speakers:


Lilian Greenwood
MP for Nottingham South
and Chair, Transport Select Committee




Laura Shoaf
Managing Director, Transport for West Midlands




Tom Stables
Managing Director, National Express





Jack Kelly
External Affairs Director, Midland Heart





Simon Statham
Head of Technical Programmes, Midlands Connect





Stuart Edwards
Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus





Claire Haigh
Executive Director, Transport Knowledge Hub



Further speakers to be announced.

They will be joined by representatives from Highways England and Network Rail.

Contact Details

If you would like to find out any further information, please email Fiona Gardner at transportknowledgehub@connectpa.co.uk.

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Date & Time

Date: Monday 19 November 2018

Time: 10.00 - 14.00


1 Snow Hill Queensway
Birmingham B4 6GH