National Infrastructure Commission
Young pioneers sought to help shape UK’s infrastructure
Do you want to support the Commission work and help it to be the UK’s most credible, forward-thinking and influential voice on infrastructure policy and strategy?
If the answer’s yes, then the Commission wants to hear from you. It is now actively recruiting members for the next Young Professionals Panel (YPP).
From finding innovative ways to promote long-term thinking on infrastructure to challenging emerging thinking on policy, the YPP plays a crucial role in supporting and informing the Commission’s work. With the government due to publish a National Infrastructure Strategy in March in response to the Commission’s inaugural National Infrastructure Assessment, this is a fantastic time to get involved in the work of the Commission.
The next iteration of the YPP will consist of ten members, and they will serve a two-year term. The Commission is looking to recruit member who truly reflects the diversity of the UK’s infrastructure sectors and is encouraging applications from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.
More details are available here on the Treasury website.
You can also find out more about the current members of the Young Professionals Panel and their existing programme here.
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National Infrastructure Commission
Engaging younger generation with transformation of UK’s infrastructure goal for next YPP24/07/2020 14:10:00
The ten new members of the National Infrastructure Commission Young Professionals Panel meet for the first time today with a remit to build a stronger voice for younger infrastructure creators and users in the Commission’s work, at a time of increased focus on infrastructure as a key engine of economic recovery.
Broad view on rail benefits will help assess rail options for North and Midlands, says Commission16/07/2020 11:15:00
Decisions on future rail investment in the North and Midlands should consider factors that capture the wide range of benefits that rail transport into dense cities and towns can bring, according to the National Infrastructure Commission.
New package of flood prevention measures welcomed15/07/2020 16:15:00
The government yesterday published a policy statement on flood and coastal erosion risk management.
Armitt: “Build Build Build” plans need to lock in environmental gains with long term strategy30/06/2020 15:33:00
Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission responded to today’s speech (‘Build Build Build’, 30 June 2020) by the Prime Minister.
New report a “timely reminder” of need for green economic recovery plan26/06/2020 11:15:00
The latest annual report to Parliament by the Committee on Climate Change says accelerating steps to address climate change must be at the heart of any economic recovery plan, and proposes a range of green stimulus measures in tune with recommendations made by the National Infrastructure Commission.
Forecasting a changeable outlook12/06/2020 16:25:00
You don’t have to be a trained weather forecaster to note that the weather in the UK is changing. The scientific consensus is that we will see an increase in the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events as a result of climate change.
A duty to prepare: vital infrastructure must be ready for the future, finds Commission29/05/2020 11:20:00
The past is not always the best guide to the future and proactive steps are needed to ensure the UK’s infrastructure can remain resilient, according to a new report by the National Infrastructure Commission.
Fresh ideas to help infrastructure serve a changing society27/05/2020 16:15:00
Three-day rail season tickets to support flexible working, designing transport hubs to encourage safe post-pandemic social interaction, and securing better air quality through design are just some of the ideas proposed by young infrastructure professionals as part of a programme run by the National Infrastructure Commission.
Armitt: Decisions now can help on long road of healing economy19/05/2020 09:15:00
Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, has reinforced the need for long-term infrastructure planning alongside short term stimulus measures to help build confidence in the economy, in a letter to the Chancellor.