Interchange: Moving Thinking Forward

Leading debate on the future of cities, transport and infrastructure


Rethinking Transport Finance and Funding Report front coverRethinking Sustainable Cities: The Mind Shift

In partnership with Jacobs and PTV Group

Date: Tuesday 16 June
Time: 16:35 – 18:15 (BST)
Webinar: Microsoft Teams

Planning a sustainable city is not just about installing new technologies and infrastructure systems. The most important “component” of a city, and that which has the power to make a city more sustainable, is the people who interact with the city.

There is a misguided expectation that if people know why and how something needs to be done, that they will do it. Simply because someone understands that there is a climate emergency and knows that using public transport instead of private vehicles can help reduce emissions, doesn’t necessarily mean they will change their habits and ditch the car.

COVID-19 has shown that people are able to change their behaviours, and there has been a significant drop in emissions during the pandemic – but will people simply revert to old habits as we emerge from the crisis, or will they embrace a new normal with different behaviours?

Our latest event series, Rethinking Sustainable Cities, explores the meaning of a sustainable city - especially considering the current climate of Covid-19 - changing people’s mind sets and how this change could be delivered. The second event explores behaviour changes towards sustainable cities.

  • How can city development adapt to meet a shifting change in people’s expectations?
  • Has Covid-19 permanently changed people’s behaviours in relation to cities?
  • Where does the responsibility lie for changing behaviours in the development of sustainable cities?

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To register your interest, please email [email protected]

Rethinking Transport Finance and Funding Report front coverRethinking Transport Finance and Funding Report

In partnership with Arup

City and national governments in the UK must act now to rethink funding and finance models to pay for future transport infrastructure developments, says a new report published today.

The Rethinking Transport Finance and Funding report says that additional funding options must be investigated to unlock new sources of income alongside sustained public investment.

The report draws on roundtable discussions with transport, legal and finance industry leaders, policy makers and academics as part of Interchange, London Transport Museum’s thought leadership programme.

Produced by London Transport Museum and Arup in partnership with global transportation company Thales and international law firm Gowling WLG.

Download the report 

[PDF, 2.35MB]


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Interchange is a thought leadership initiative facilitated by London Transport Museum in partnership with Gowling WLG and Thales. The Interchange agenda builds upon the Museum’s role as a platform for debate and creativity for the wider transport industry. Topics are based on the most relevant subjects affecting business today. These include smart cities, sustainable logistics, road pricing, autonomous vehicles, infrastructure investment, and the promotion of engineering as a career choice.

Why attend?

  • Our contemporary programme evolves as the transport industry grows and changes; by us keep our finger on the pulse to ensure we are discussing the right issues at the right time.
  • We deliver a programme of lively, thought-provoking and informed discussions and debates for leading thinkers and decision-makers to consider the challenges and opportunities facing cities, transport and infrastructure, today and tomorrow.
  • These invite-only events are a benefit of Corporate Membership of London Transport Museum and are attended by senior decision-makers from across the transport industry

Upcoming events

Williams Rail Review

In Partnership with RIA

Date: April/June 2020
Time: 08:00 – 10:00
Venue: London Transport Museum

Rethinking Sustainable Cities Series

In Partnership with Jacobs

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2020
Time: 18:00 – 21:30
Venue: Gowling WLG, London

Date: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Time: 08:00 – 10:00
Venue: London Transport Museum

Urban Air Strategy

Date: Thursday 22 October 2020
Time: 18:00 – 21:30
Venue: Gowling WLG, London

Future of Bus Mobility

Date: Monday 2 November 2020
Time: 18:00 – 21:30
Venue: Gowling WLG, Birmingham

Register your interest

To receive more information and request for an invitation, please email [email protected], stating the name of the event you are interested in attending. Please note: places are limited to 30 guests and one representative per company.


Join the conversation….

Look out for more thoughts and key questions on our ‘Rethinking Transport Finance and Funding’ series: follow the conversation at @LTMInterchange and LinkedIn


With thanks to our Interchange sponsors

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Contact us

Thought Leadership is a programme organised exclusively for Museum Corporate Members and is invitation-only. If you would like to attend one of our events, and are interested in becoming a corporate member, please contact:

Development Team
Tel: +44 (0)343 222 5000
Email: [email protected]

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