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2nd Annual (2019)
Air Quality Forum
Practical measures to improve air quality in the UK through a collaborative approach of transport, planning and health initiatives
Tuesday 26 February 2019
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26th February 2019
Registration and refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Part 1: Overview of policy
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can air quality be improved in the UK? How is policy supporting this and what further steps are needed?
Progress with the UK Air Quality Plan
What are the potential impacts of Brexit on environment policy
Potential impacts of new NPPF guidance on air quality and planning
Considering the growing issue of indoor air quality
Part 2: Creating and actioning plans to improve air quality
Improving air quality in London
Work underway to improve air quality in London
The effects of introducing Ultra Low Emission Zones
Challenges facing emissions reduction and introducing targeted responses
How can the mitigation measures introduced in London be applied to other areas in the UK?
Centre for London
Implementing clean air zones – creating plans and progress with the introduction of clean air zones
Progress with the introduction of clean air zones
How are clean air zones being implemented?
Plans for reducing emissions
Part 3: Introducing targeted responses and monitoring improvements to air quality responses
Methods for monitoring air quality – how to best measure and monitor the solutions introduced
How to measure the impact of air quality initiatives
What monitoring equipment and technologies are available?
Cost effective measures to monitor air quality
Using monitoring to measure the effectiveness of target strategies and different approaches
Research and International Strategy Lead, Energy and Environment
National Physical Laboratory
How will new and emerging transport technologies help reduce emissions and what steps are needed to plan for these now?
Planning for electric vehicles – how to support increased usage
How can we EV take up be accelerated
Are electric vehicles greener? Ensuring clean energy for power supplies
What does the 2040 diesel ban mean for electric vehicles? Is the UK prepared for this?
Head of Projects
Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
Planning for greener cities: the role of new developments to plan for improved urban design and active transport
Area wide urban design – implementing long-term solutions to improve air quality and achieving developer buy-in
Using modelling data to make informed decisions on air quality improvements
The role of planning in supporting health and well-being
Urban planning, the changing role of town centres, and introducing measures to improve air quality
When to consider pedestrianisation
The impact of negative contributions to air quality in projects getting planning approval
Overcoming the challenges from the rapid emergence of low emission environments
Policy and strategy driving the introduction of low emission environments
Overview of the wide range and type of measures
Determining their suitability for different context and conditions
Understanding the challenges with public approval and delivery
Planning for the future - can these schemes successfully co-exist?
The role of public health in improving air quality
Using education to improve air quality
Changing transport patterns and promoting active transport
How can health initiatives be used to support air quality improvements?
Global Action Plan
PANEL DISCUSSION: Implementing joined up strategies and working collaboratively to implement a range of measures to improve air quality
Partnership and collaborative working to improve air quality
Communication between teams when designing air quality action plans
Implementing a joined up approach
Innovations and new methods to combat poor air quality
What measures have worked and what haven't?
Chair's closing remarks
Close of conference
*All sessions include a short Q and A.*
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