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Big Questions, Big Ideas: transport poverty – have things got worse, or is this an opportunity to help communities build better transport networks for all?

Date: 5th November 2020

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Big Questions, Big Ideas: transport poverty – have things got worse, or is this an opportunity to help communities build better transport networks for all?

In this session, our panel of speakers from across the third sector will be looking at what transport poverty looks like, how it affects different groups in society and the impact of coronavirus on the transport landscape. They’ll be exploring the idea of how the pandemic can act as a catalyst for change, and how community transport can get involved in the conversations around building back better and changing the way our transport system is run.

This event is a webinar, so bring your lunch, listen to some interesting discussions and get involved by submitting questions and talking to other community transport providers in Zoom’s chat function. If you want to submit any questions for our panel ahead of the event, you can email events@ctauk.org (make sure to mention the name of the event in the subject line).

Date: 05 November | 12:30 – 13:15

Location: Online (Zoom)

A link will be sent to registered participants ahead of the event and you can find answers to our frequently asked questions below.

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Our panel of speakers

We’re excited to be joined by a fantastic panel of speakers to share their thoughts:

Dr Karen Lucas is Professor of Human Geography in the School of Environment, Education and Development at The University of Manchester. She is a world-leading expert on transport and social justice and leads the International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities  which is a global network of academics, policymakers, NGOs and frontline agencies to promote transport justice.

Silviya Barrett  is Head of Policy, Research and Projects at Campaign for Better Transport, the national charity seeking to make high quality, affordable sustainable transport available to all. Sylviya is responsible for building the organisation’s policy and research programme and leading project delivery.

Gordon McCullough is the CEO of the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers an organisation exploring the future of inclusive transport and mobility for disabled and older people. For the last seven years, Gordon was the CEO of Community Southwark, a charity supporting and empowering communities in South London. Gordon is also chair of the 999 Club, a homelessness charity in Deptford.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions for our online events. If you’ve got any questions that aren’t covered here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the CTA team via events@ctauk.org.

Is there a limit to how many people can attend this event?

No – our Big Questions, Big Ideas events don’t have a maximum capacity and are open to CTA members and supporters of community transport; feel free to book on as many people as you’d like!

What medium will the event be taking place in and  how will I be able to join?

This is an online event, so you’ll be joining us on Zoom. After you’ve booked your place, we’ll send you a meeting invitation link a few days before the event along with all the details you’ll need to join.

Will I be visible on screen?

No – our Big Questions, Big Ideas events are webinars, so you’ll be able to see and hear our panel of speakers, but you won’t be visible or audible.  The only exception to this is if you’re selected to ask a question – in that instance, you’ll be temporarily audible to all participants whilst you ask your question.

Will I be able to access a recording and any relevant presentations after the event?

Yes – we’ll be making a recording and recap of each event available afterwards, including any slides used by presenters or facilitators.

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Date 5th November 2020