Date and Time

26th November 2020, 9.00-13.00


Free for members




The Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology (CREST), Sustainability West Midlands and Fit for the Future are excited to announce this virtual networking and knowledge sharing event, which will include speakers from the Department for Transport, University of Nottingham, Lincolnshire Council and University of Birmingham. This morning event will look at the sustainability of transport in rural areas, including the impact of CV-19 and importance of digital technology and clean energy to retain/develop services.

09.00 – 09.30 - Registration and Networking - Opportunity to network with other colleague’s online using Remo platform

09.30 – 09.40 - Introductions and Welcome – Prof (v) Dr Julieanna Powell- Turner, Research Director, CREST, University Centre Shrewsbury

09.40 -10.20 – Transport in Rural Areas - Will Walker, Head of Buses & Taxis Futures, Department for Transport, followed by Q&A

10.20 – 11.00 – Responding to CV-19 – Vanessa Strange, Head of Infrastructure & Investment, Lincolnshire Council, followed by Q&A

11.00 - 11.10 - Coffee break - Chance to have a quick chat or grab a drink

11.10 – 11.50 –Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Rural Areas – Prof (V) Gary Bosworth, Nottingham University, followed by Q&A

11.50-12.30 – Hydrogen and Transport in Rural Areas – Hugo Spowers, River Simple, followed by Q&A

12.30 – 12.40 – Summary and next steps

12.40 - 13.00 - Networking lunch

The agenda is subject to change.

CREST (ESBRC project) is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.