For cities with a smart vision, the need for alternative procurement, effective partnership models and innovative but economical technology solutions is more important than ever. For cities with a smart vision, the need for alternative procurement, effective partnership models and innovative but economical technology solutions is more important than ever.

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Craig Barrack of carbon heroes ltd will lead a two-hour workshop in Liverpool covering a wide range of technological options that can facilitate sustainable travel: (a) technology as an alternative to transport, (b) social media, (c) mobile devices, (d) location-based services and (e) big data. The workshop will take place at WSP in Liverpool prior to the North West regional meeting. Registration is now open. Act TravelWise members receive one free delegate place. There's a modest fee for non-members and additional delegates.

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The next regional meeting in the North West will take place on Thursday 19 April in Liverpool, hosted by WSP. The meeting will follow the training workshop 'The Role of Technology in Sustainable Transport' held just before the meeting from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the same venue. The regional meeting will take place from 3:15 to 4:30 pm and will feature presentations from members and partners in the region.

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The IoT Tech Expo Global is the world’s leading Internet of Things event which will introduce and explore the latest innovations across the entire IoT ecosystem, covering Manufacturing, Transport, Health, Logistics, Government, Energy, Automotive, Insurance and more. It takes place 18-19 April 2018 in London.

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The UK and much of the world are experiencing profound social, economic and technological changes - addressed at last year's Annual Conference on 'Sustainable Travel in a Changing World'. On 25 January 2018, with the theme of 'Forward Thinking, Future Planning', we will take this to the  next level, exploring the long-term planning that is required in response to these changes.

A future focus need not be 'futuristic' in the science fiction sense; it can equally be about developing positive community-led visions to help shape the future or 'building in' resilience to change. Voices from Central Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and other key influencers will serve to ground the theme within the current planning context.

Click below to read more, where you will find the draft programme, registration link and opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors.

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The next Midlands regional meeting will be held on Tuesday 9 January at Transport for West Midlands in Birmingham. It's a meeting to relaunch the regional group, with a focus on ‘Health and Active Travel’, including the recently launched West Midlands On the Move Strategy, WMCA’s physical activity strategy.

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The next North East regional meeting will take place on Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 2 pm in the Bewick Room of Newcastle Civic Centre, hosted by North East Combined Authority. Presentations on the NECA Cycling and Walking Strategy, Bike Life and Sustrans North East, and TravelWise Week.

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A one-day seminar covering the why, when and how of delivering travel plans in the development planning process in London and England, considering the experience of both the local planning or highway authority and the developer/occupier. Led by Richard Adams, Associate Director, AECOM on Monday 11 December 2017 hosted by AECOM in London.

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