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Research Posts at the University of Westminster

14 Jun 2020

The Active Travel Academy at the University of Westminster currently has three research positions open (deadline 21st June).

Read our new series of blogs on Climate Change

9 Jun 2020

We’re delighted to introduce the first in a series of blogs on the Climate Crisis  - what more can transport planners do to address the climate emergency by Kitti Zsobrak, one of our bursary competition winners. 


Reaching out with online events- message from TPS Chair

5 Jun 2020

Read Stephen Bennett, TPS Chair's  message to all our members on how the Society is responding to the current challenges. 

TPS Launches its State of the Nation Report

5 Jun 2020

The TPS is delighted to announce that the University of Hertfordshire has been selected to prepare “A State of the Nation” report which will be published in November 2020.  The project will be led by Professor Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor at the Smart Mobility Research Unit.

TP Day 2020 - your views are shaping the campaign

5 Jun 2020

Over recent weeks we have been conducting research with our stakeholder members and community groups to help us make decisions on delivering Transport Planning Day (TP Day) 2020 as a virtual campaign, due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19. Read on for an update. 

How the TPS PDS has adapted to recent challenges

4 Jun 2020

TPS Skills Director reports on how the TPS Professional Development Scheme, followed by more than 400 trainees, has adapted to new ways of working as a result of COVID 19 and announces plans to help those on the scheme whose employment has been interrupted.

COVID 19 Response:-Next Steps

4 Jun 2020

The recent Blog on the TPS website  by Luuk Van Kessel "Working from home ,but away from home"  is the last in our COVID 19 Response Series. 

Transport Planner of the Year - last chance to send nominations

29 May 2020

We overlooked the fact that many people were not working last week due to the Bank Holiday and half term. To give more time we have decided to extend the deadline for sending nominations for the prestigious Transport Planning Society sponsored "Transport Planner of the Year Award 2020" to Monday 8 June. Don't miss out on proposing candidates. 



Read our latest COVID 19 response blog

25 May 2020

Will our experience of reducing our travel during the Covid-19 crisis have a lasting impact on our travel behaviour?  Dr Susan Kenyon from Canterbury Christ Church University and a TPS Member  considers the evidence, before suggesting how transport planners could act now, to support lasting change.


PTRC Fireside Chat : Social distancing– the death knell for public transport?

24 May 2020

PTRC Education and Research Services, is holding another of its Fireside Chat series  "Social Distancing - the death knell for public transport " on 28 May from 1600-1700 hours. Chaired by Glenn Lyons (Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility at UWE Bristol), the panelists include Nick Richardson. Both former TPS Chairs ! 


TPS Annual Lecture: 13 May - download the video now

22 May 2020

A record number of people tuned into to listen to Susan Claris, Transport Planner of the Year 2019, give the TPS Annual Lecture "Transport planning for a more diverse and active future" on 13 May. 


Urban Design Group publishes "How to Guide'

20 May 2020

As a response to challenges posed by COVID-19, the Urban Design Group has published a "How to Guide - Fast Urban Change for Life Saving Streets" to help local authorities to  fast-track changes in street design. 

TPS welcomes DfT's boost for Cycling and Walking

20 May 2020

TPS welcomes the ambitious programme to get the country on their bikes and to walk more, keeping public transport safe as announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. 

Another PDS Completion over the Net: Kate Lodge of Arup

15 May 2020

Kate Lodge, who is based at Arup’s office in Bristol, is both the second PDS completion from Arup, and the second to have her final review conducted by videoconference. 

What Transport Planners Really Think: Results of the TPS Annual Survey

13 May 2020

Every year TPS undertakes an annual survey of its members. This gives an opportunity for them to tell us what they think outside the confines of their everyday work.  


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