• 26 Oct 2022
  • In-person

Transit-Oriented Development Setting new standards for placemaking

A high-calibre panel will explore how transit-oriented developments are transforming cities around the world for the better.
This event has been cancelled.

The panel will look at the obstacles facing accelerated adoption of transit-oriented development in the UK and most importantly, the factors for success in setting new standards in placemaking, supporting good growth and creating thriving and healthy communities for the future.

Join the Property and Built Environment group in this panel discussion, they will touch upon the topics below in further detail:

  • Putting TOD at the heart of development and revitalising local economies - TfL’s approach to asset management and land redevelopment and leveraging transport-led infrastructure to maximise investment – Peter Elliott 
  • The importance of cross sector collaboration and public-private partnerships in delivering successful TOD schemes – Dave Darnell
  • Governance. Powers and funding needed to unlock successful TOD schemes across our cities – Stephen Dance
  • Transport planning for development – integrating use mixes and services, land use, making places that are adaptable and flexible for the future – Phil Jones
  • Putting people at the heart of TOD. The importance of strong, sustainable infrastructure design and active mobility – Martin Knight
  • The major projects setting a new standard for placemaking and development. A case study on successful placemaking / TOD (Canada Water) – Miles Price


  • 9.00 Registration/networking
  • 10:00 Event start
  • 11:10 Panel discussion
  • 11:30 Event end/networking
  • 12:00 Carriages

  20 free tickets are available for students - please note these spaces will fill up quickly.    


Dave Darnell - Chair of South East Transport Panel, Institute of Civil Engineers

Dave’s career spans over 42 years as a transport infrastructure designer, including Project Director on strategically important multidisciplinary rail projects. In 2015 he established and led a dedicated Stations business within WSP, subsequently becoming Technical Head of Stations in 2017, where he advised on station project delivery from inception to completion. He currently chairs the ICE’s SE England Transport Panel and has presented at numerous transport conferences on rail topics.

Martin Knight - Founding Director, Knight Architects

Martin Knight is Founder and Managing Director of Knight Architects, an architectural studio recognised internationally for bridge and mobility infrastructure design. His practice’s work has been hailed as exemplary by bodies including the National Infrastructure Commission and the Design Council in the UK and Baukultur Bundesstiftung in Germany. Martin was selected for the 2005 Architects’ Journal/Corus “40 Under 40” Awards, and regularly lectures on bridge design.

Miles Price - Planning Director, British Land

Miles has been Planning Director at British Land, he is a Chartered Fellow on RTPI’s Education and Lifelong Learning Committee. A part of the Mayor of London’s Roads Task Force; the Sustrans London Advisory Panel and various Department for Transport policy review panels, he was also responsible for establishing Highways England’s ‘Developers’ Group’ and drafting their nationally adopted ‘Developer’ and S106 / 278 Protocols.

Peter Elliot - Head of Property Development, Transport For London

Having joined Transport for London in 2013, Peter jointly runs the Property Development team in transforming TfL property and delivering circa 10m sq.ft. of development. He is currently engaged on major schemes in Victoria, Edgware Road, Whitechapel and Hammersmith, exemplifying the new approach TfL is taking to asset management and land redevelopment, whilst delivering regeneration projects in Northwood and numerous other outer London centres.

Phil Jones - Chairman, PJA

Phil is the founder and chairman of PJA and has over 30 years’ experience in the planning and design of development infrastructure, with particular expertise in traffic analysis, transport planning and highway design. He specialises in achieving synergy between highway and urban design, with the aim of creating places and spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims.

Stephen Dance - Director of the Commercial Adviser Team, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

A Chartered Surveyor, he headed the Partnership’s UK major projects team and delivered the MoD’s innovative MoDEL project, structured delivery agreements for Crossrail and chaired the Compliance and Oversight Group assuring venues and infrastructure procurements for the London 2012 Olympics. Stephen currently leads a Commercial Advisor team providing expert advice to HM Treasury, Cabinet Office and government Departments.


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