A gathering of transport professionals from planners and engineers to academics and activists or anyone interested in the built environment and how we navigate it is meeting at a special event in Birmingham later in the year with the theme of “change the narrative”.
Mobility Camp takes place on Tuesday 26th September and the organisers say that whether you’re from the public or private sector, this is your chance to come together with like-minded people to exchange ideas, share knowledge, come up with solutions and make meaningful connections.”
“And the best part?”, they ask. “This is an ‘unconference,’ meaning that you have the power to shape the event. With the broad theme agreed upon in advance, attendees will have the opportunity to determine the specifics on the day. So, get ready to roll up your sleeves, get involved, and have fun at Mobility Camp!”
They continue: “We know the challenges transport faces – decarbonisation, the cost of living, and a fast-changing world are at the forefront of professional’s minds. Many are willing to experiment with the more radical policy initiatives needed, such as 15-minute neighbourhoods, traffic filters, and other forms of restraint in car travel. This has provoked a furious and sometimes conspiratorial backlash among some members of the public. The time for radical change is now, so what can we do as professionals to take the public with us on this journey, and win their trust? Can we change the perception of solutions, and who does it? Or are there some people you just can’t reach, and if so, what do we do about that? At Mobility Camp 2023, we will explore ideas and action on how to change the narrative for transport.”
James Gleave, Mobility Camp founder said “Mobility Camp is a great opportunity to meet new people, increase your network, share your experience or views, and contribute to one of transports most challenging yet crucial conversations. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the game, come join us for an unforgettable day of learning and collaboration!”.
Register at Mobility Camp.
The event is organised by a team from leading organisations across the sector including TfGM, TRL, Active Travel England, PJA, Systra, Bath & North East Somerset Council and WSP. The Mobility Camp team are looking for volunteers to support the day and sponsors. If this sounds like an event that you want to be involved in drop us a line at email@example.com.
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