Each week in the run up to the BPA Annual Conference in
partnership with ATCM we are introducing some of the speakers who are confirmed
for the event. This week features John Dales, Clare Turner, and Bob White who
are all speaking in master classes at the conference.
For information on the full programme including other
speakers, please visit the Annual Conference webpage
where you will find the Annual Conference brochure.
John Dales, Urban Initiatives
Master Class 1d –
Sustainable Towns: The Future of the High street – Where Does Parking Fit In?
John Dales is Director of Urban Movement, a consultancy
specialising in transport, movement and streets. He began life as a transport
professional in 1984 after leaving Imperial College/University College London
with an MSc in Transport. He worked first as a traffic engineer for JMP
Consultants, and next for six years at the London Borough of Newham. He then
lived and worked for two years in Jordan and the West Bank before returning to
the UK and joining Urban Initiatives in 1996, becoming Director in 2003. His
work has focused on the movement aspects of complex urban development projects,
and he has become well known as a champion of good urban design in transport
schemes and as an advocate of well-designed, multi-functional, safe streets and
spaces in urban centres and around stations. John is a design advisor on
streets to the City of Edinburgh Council, the London Borough of Ealing and
Southend Borough Council. He is a Trustee of Living Streets, on Transport for
London’s Major Schemes Design Review Panel, a Design Surgeon for Urban Design
London, an advisor in transport to the Princes Foundation for Building
Community, and a Board member of the Transport Planning Society. John writes a
monthly column in Local Transport Today on ‘Transport in Urban Design’.
Clare Turner, Blackburn Borough Council
Master Class 1a, The
Parking Charges Debate: Making Parking Free
Clare is the Development Manager in the Regeneration
Department at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. She has worked for the
Council for 14 years, becoming Development Manager in March 2011 and manages a
team with responsibilities across business liaison, employment strategy, town
centres strategies and initiatives and development and delivery of regeneration
projects. The town centre responsibilities include client management for
Educated in York and Huddersfield, Clare is a technical
marketing professional, initially working in the private sector for Ingersoll
Rand and GEC Engineering before completing an MBA and moving into the public
sector in 1998.
Bob White, Kent County Council
Master Class 1c, Residential
Parking: The Right Number of the Right Spaces in the Right Places
Bob White is a
Chartered Civil Engineer, a Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and
Transportation and a Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers. Following an
early grounding in highway engineering, he has gained over 28 years’ experience
in Development Planning with Kent County Council (twice), Wolverhampton
Metropolitan Borough Council and Canterbury City Council.
Bob is currently the Development Planning Manager with Kent
County Council Highways and Transportation (KCC H&T). His Development
Planning Team deals with the transport and highway impacts of planning
proposals, from the Local Development Framework and Transport Strategy stages
through to any necessary post-consent handover to highway colleagues.
Bob has pioneered post-occupation surveys of residential
developments across Kent. The programme has been running for over five years
and includes over 350 separate surveys. In partnership with the district
planning authorities and homebuilders, this initiative is intended to feed back
into the design of future neighbourhoods. It has also informed input to
national documents dealing with Quality Audits and Residential Parking.
Read previous speaker spotlight personalities Hilary Paxman,
David Feehan and Martin Blackwell.
Find out more about the Annual Conference.
With thanks to our headline sponsors; UK Parking Control and Metric Group