The barriers local authorities face when implementing a clean air zone scheme to tackle local air pollution and how they can secure public buy-in will be discussed at this year’s Smart Transport National Conference.
Taking place at The Eastside Rooms in Birmingham, on 21 and 22 November, the high-level conference will bring together senior transport leaders who help shape transport policy and deliver its infrastructure.
Anna Railton, Oxford city councillor and cabinet member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Climate Justice, will join Tim Anderson, group head of transport at Energy Saving Trust and Jason Torrance, interim chief executive at UK 100, in the breakout session taking place on Day 2 (22 November) at 11.45.
Video: Anna Railton on what to expect from the air quality session:
About the speaker:
(Dr) Anna Railton is an Oxford city councillor for Hinksey Park and the cabinet member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Climate Justice.
She got into politics because of the climate emergency and is an advocate for the importance of both social housing and active travel.
Her day job is working in machine learning for a tech company.
About the Smart Transport National Conference:
The Smart Transport National Conference aims to promote best in class initiatives from the private and public sector and bring people together through networking, knowledge transfer and discussion and is seen as UK's largest, trusted and most credible transport conference to facilitate public and private sector collaboration.
Speakers come from authorities and organisations such as The Department for Transport, England’s Economic Heartland, Birmingham City Council, Transport for West Midlands, Midlands Connect, TIER Mobility, CoMoUK, Lambeth Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Enterprise Holdings, FedEx, WPS, Worldline and Hertfordshire County Council and many more.
VIDEO: Last year's conference: