Transport in a Climate Emergency: A SURF Debate – 25th June 2020

All on board for a sustainable and inclusive Scotland?

Yes, but how are we going to get there?

In the urgent context of a global climate emergency and corrosive inequalities, what type and scale of transport investments and connections are necessary for a sustainable and inclusive Scotland?

How should we balance national infrastructure and local facilities for optimum accessibility, efficiency and cohesion?

These will be the central questions for SURF’s 2020 Annual Debate on 25.06.20 in the Glasgow Women’s Library. Key partner contributions will highlight current challenges and possibilities. A cross sector audience of regeneration practitioners, policymakers and academics will then debate the best route to ensuring that future transport investments successfully link with aspirations and assets in the presently less well connected communities across Scotland.

As with the rest of SURF’s 2020 activities, the outcomes will help inform SURF’s 2021 Manifesto for Regeneration –


12.00     Lunch and Networking;

12.45     Welcome and Introductions –Kate Wimpress and Andy Milne of SURF;

13.00     Opening Arguments – Heather Cowan, Transport Scotland and Penny Morriss, Living Streets Scotland;

13.40     Comments from the Panel – TBC, Poverty Alliance and Audrey Little, Arnold Clark

13.50     Open Debate – Questions from the floor;

15.30     Closing statements – Transport Scotland and Living Streets;

15.45     Summary and What’s Next? – Andy Milne, Kate Wimpress and Emma Scott, SURF;

16.00     Close

When and Where

Date and Time: Thursday 25th June, 12pm-4pm

Venue: Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy St, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 1BP

Visit the event page on the SURF website here to book.

June 25, 2020 at 12pm - 4pm
Glasgow Women’s Library
Centre for Scottish Public Policy
c/o Digby Brown LLP
160 Causewayside
Causewayside House
Edinburgh EH9 1PR
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