2nd Annual (2019)

Air Quality Forum

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Programme

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08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s opening remarks
Christine McHugh
Associate Director
Arup
Part 1: Overview of policy
09:45
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
10:45
Morning refreshments
Part 2: Creating and actioning plans to improve air quality
11:15
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?
Silviya Barrett
Research Manager
Centre for London
11:45
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
Guy Hitchcock
Technical Director
Ricardo
12:15
Networking lunch
Part 3: Introducing targeted responses and monitoring improvements to air quality responses
13:15
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
Marieke Beckmann
Research and International Strategy Lead, Energy and Environment
National Physical Laboratory
13:45
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?
Gloria Esposito
Head of Projects
Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
14:15
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
14:40
Afternoon refreshments
15:10
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?
Glenn Higgs
Technical Director
WSP
15:40
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?
Chris Large
Partner
Global Action Plan
16:05
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?
16:50
Chair's closing remarks
17:00
Close of conference

*All sessions include a short Q and A.*