This one day conference is being run by UCL, in conjunction with the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Independent Transport Commission.

In partnership with:

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Hearing from government, academia and the private sector, this event will explore recent trends in travel demand across Britain and their causes, and how plans for devolved governance will place new requirements on our forecasting and appraisal methods. Using international experience and recent developments in the UK, it will examine how forecasting and appraisal methods can be modified to better meet the devolution agenda and lead to transport investments which meet both local and national economic and social aspirations for the benefit of society.

Sponsored by:

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UCL, Gower Street entrance
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

2nd Floor, South Junction
Wilkins Building
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London.  Please click here to be re-directed to UCL website and for travel and location information. 


Euston Square – Metropolitan, Circle, and Hammersmith & City lines
Warren Street – Victoria line and Northern line (Charing Cross branch)
Euston – Victoria line and Northern line (Charing Cross and City branches)
Goodge Street – Northern line (Charing Cross branch)

Upon arrival delegates should first make their way to the Garden Roof Terrace, just off the South Cloisters for registration and tea/coffee.  As you enter the main campus courtyard from Gower Street, opposite the Cruciform building, walk straight ahead and to the right of the portico. You will see a sign for ‘UCL Art Museum’ and a door just to the right signed ‘South Cloisters’. Go through there, walk straight ahead across the hall and you will see the entrance to the Garden Roof Terrace.

If however, you do not arrive in time for registration and refreshments and the conference has commenced, please make your way directly to the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre located on the second floor, at the junction between the South Cloisters and the South Wing.  Follow the instructions on entering the site as above. But enter by the door in the corner of quad, further to the right of the ‘UCL Art Museum’ sign. Turn to the right and you will see a staircase, which you should take to the second floor. For more detailed information on how to get to the lecture theatre, please click here.

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Programme is currently being finalised and an indication is provided below:

24 September 2015 Programme

We are able to offer complementary places due to sponsorship of this conference. Preference will be given to CIHT members.  If you would like to express an interest in attending, please click here and submit your details. We respectfully request that you make a commitment in your diary to attend the event as spaces are limited. You will be notified by CIHT if you have been successful in obtaining a complimentary place. 

Dr Sue Sharland, CIHT President 2015 - 2016
Sue Sharland smallSue Sharland was elected President of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation in June 2015 after serving as a vice president since 2013.

Sue has been a Fellow of CIHT since 2001, joined Council in 2007 and became a trustee in 2008. She initially served on the Transport Policy Board and she was appointed Chair in 2008. She then chaired the Membership and Skills Strategy Board from 2010 to 2014.

Sue’s theme for the year is Intelligent Transport in a Connected World. This looks at the opportunity to improve transport and mobility with technology and innovation. It spans transport infrastructure, planning, vehicles and, importantly, society’s changing requirements and expectations, driven by access to smart technology and new business models.

Sue is currently a Non-Executive Director for a number of organisations, including the Transport Systems Catapult and the Vehicle Certification Agency of the Department for Transport. She is the former Chief Executive of both TRL Limited and the Transport Research Foundation, positions she held from 2001 - 2013.

She was previously a senior manager within AEA Technology plc, where she led a number of areas including consultancy, risk management and engineering software in a wide range of industries including energy, aviation and oil and gas.

Sue started her career as a mathematical modeller, working in a number of fields including waste management and corrosion of metals

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