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The Urbanism Hour / Moving London

April 16, 2021 @ 13:00 14:00 BST

Join us (almost) every Friday at 1pm GMT. This event series is free to AoU Members and carries a small charge for non-Members. Why not become a member to join the talks for free?

In this session, we will hear from Alex Williams, Director of City Planning at Transport for London, and Stephanie Pathak is Transport Strategy and Planning Manager at Transport for London, on the need to keep people moving during lockdowns and what increased social distancing will mean for TfL’s plans for the future.

Alex Williams is the Director of City Planning at Transport for London

His responsibilities are:

  • Working with the Mayor to develop/deliver his Transport Strategy for London
  • Develop and gain powers for major infrastructure projects such as tube extensions/new river crossings
  • Provide transport advice on Land Use Planning applications referable to the Mayor; Manage relationship with London Boroughs
  • Ensure our work is underpinned by a robust evidence base through modelling and analysis

Alex was formally appointed to the post in April 2017 having held it on an interim basis since April 2016.  Before that he was Director of Borough Planning (from 2007). Prior to TfL he worked in the London Borough of Camden and London Borough of Ealing.

Stephanie Pathak is Transport Strategy and Planning Manager at Transport for London

Stephanie co-manages the active travel and streets team in Transport Strategy & Planning, part of TfL’s City Planning department. Her team produces strategies and plans to deliver Mayor’s Transport Strategy and leads the thinking around road space allocation and walking and cycling policy to achieve TfL’s mode shift, Vision Zero and health objectives. She is passionate about making London a better place for everyone by making transport accessible, healthy, safe and efficient. She has spent 12 years working towards this goal, with six of those at TfL.