London 2050 – What can we learn from Denver?

Tuesday 8 April 2014

12:30 - 14:00 (registration from 12:00)

NLA, together with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and TfL, are delighted to host this event with the Mayor of Denver, which will consider what lessons London can learn from the decision taken in the 1980s to relocate and expand the City of Denver's international airport.

The City closed its constrained old airport and replaced it with a purpose built, modern hub 60 km from downtown Denver, which opened in 1995. The new airport has since brought huge economic benefits to the region, while stakeholders who originally opposed the move, now hail the decision to re-locate.

In London, as with Denver a generation ago, our main international airport is full, located on a highly constrained site, and poses a significant environmental challenge. Meanwhile London faces enormous strategic challenges, not least how and where to house the additional two million people that are expected to boost the Capital's population to over 10 million by 2030.

At this invitation-only event the Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Chief Executive of Denver International Airport, Kim Day will explain how the City relocated its airport, and the implications of this move. There will then be time for questions and discussion.

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Mayor Michael B. HancockMayor of Denver

Kim Day, Chief Executive, Denver International Airport

Stewart Murray, Assistant Director - Planning, GLA

Vernon Murphy, Chairman of Aviation Forum, CITL UK

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