Delivering active travel in a changed world: why it matters and how to do it
Founder and CEO, Active Things and Associate, Connected Places Catapult
Applying urban tech for good, design, research and innovation for more active, healthy and human cities.
Active Things is building the digital infrastructure to ride bikes, run and walk in cities. We turn everyday journeys and leisure time into Active Things. Find, access, and pay for bike parking and other 'active travel' amenities.
During COVID-19 we set up https://run-an-errand.com/ to help people who run and ride bikes run vital errands for those most at risk #techforgood.
RunFriendly has been described as the Airbnb for showers. It's a Men's Health 'Top Apps to Change Your Life in 2020' & a Runner's World 'Eco Hero' (February 2020 editions) and Runner's World 'Best Apps for Runners' (May 2020). We match (and help grow) demand among runners, cyclists and those on-the-go in cities with under-utilised showers & changing facilities in hotels, gyms etc.
Honorary Senior Research Fellow at UCL Bartlett (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) working on connected environments, active travel, urban design and wellbeing. Research Associate at King's College London Centre for Urban Science and Progress.
Board member at Global Entrepreneurship Network (GENUK), which helps create the conditions for entrepreneurial people to thrive.
Advisory and associate roles at applied data science firm, Faculty.ai, and Connected Places Catapult.
Previously Exec Director & Chief Business Officer at Future Cities Catapult; Executive Director at Hub Launchpad; Co-founder and original Chair of Global Entrepreneurship Week; Co-founder Make Your Mark with a Tenner.
Senior Development Officer, Paths for All
Ian has worked for Paths for All since 2010. Prior to that he worked for Ramblers Scotland and RSPB Scotland and had many years involvement with Scottish Environment LINK.
Paths for All is a Scottish charity founded in 1996. We champion everyday walking as the way to a happier, healthier Scotland. We want to get Scotland walking: everyone, everyday, everywhere.
Our aim is to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland - whether that's for leisure or walking to work, school, the shops or to a nearby public transport hub. We want to create a happier, healthier Scotland where increased physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all. We work to develop more opportunities and better environments not just for walking, but also for cycling and other activities, to help make Scotland a more active, more prosperous, greener country.
Business Development Coordinator, Scotland Love to Ride
Love to Ride is the online cycling behaviour change platform which supports communities to cycle more often, more confidently and long term! Angus works across Scotland Love to Ride supporting local authorities, health boards, community groups and working with partners to get more people cycling. He will discuss the key tools to a successful cycling behaviour change programme and how to support people to cycle for transportation by using a combination of incentivisation, peer encouragement, education and targeted messaging.
Professor of Management, Queen Margaret University and SRK Consultancy
Professor Richard Kerley is currently Professor of Management at QMU with a specific interest in public service management. He was previously at the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Local Authorities Management Centre, University of Strathclyde . He has also been a visiting scholar at Yale University. Before entering academic life, Richard worked in advertising, hospitality and in prison education. He also worked for four different councils, in adult education and then latterly in staff and management development. He is currently also a Non Executive Director and chairs the board of The Audience Business (a not for profit audience development organisation); is a director of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy; Newbattle Abbey College: and the Edinburgh Mela.
Richard is the author of various books, research papers, academic journals and numerous articles in the quality print media. His most recent publications include a book chapter on performance in public services and journal papers on the management of urban car parking and Outcome Agreements in local government. Richard chaired the Scottish Executive Working Party on Renewing Local Democracy; the report of which was published in July 2000 and which was legislated for in June 2004 as the Local Governance Act. He has carried out research projects supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Scottish Consumer Council, Alcohol Scotland, The Accounts Commission Scotland, Tayside, Edinburgh and Fife Councils, the Association of MBAs and the Scottish Government. He has been engaged in consultancy projects by government; local governments; government agencies; voluntary organisations and trading companies in property development; retail and the law.
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This was an excellent day with much to think about.