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The David Fryer memorial lecture 2007: Spatial planning as a political project

23 October 2007

Thursday 8th November
Run by the Royal Town Planning Institute South East Region and by kind invitation of the Oxford Brookes Department of Planning.

The lecture will take place at the Lloyd Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP

Tea/coffee from 6pm
The lecture will start at 6.30pm and will be followed by a buffet with wine at 7.30pm

The lecture will be given by Patsy Healey, RTPI Gold Medal Winner (2006), School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University and is entitled: Spatial Planning as a Political Project.

'The planning idea as we understand it today grew out of concerns about the quality of environments, about the contribution of the built environment to human health and welfare, and about concerns surrounding the provision of all citizens with access to adequate living conditions. This 'project' was promoted by activists who captured the attention of politicians and civil servants. It resulted in government programmes to regulate, manage and develop better living conditions in places, as well as providing and conserving other valued assets. But it then got tied up in technical and procedural practices which tended to drown out the commitments and values of the initial protagonists. This talk will explore ways of re-invigorating the 'social movement' dimension of the planning project.'

The lecture is in memory of the late David Fryer OBE, former Secretary General of the RTPI. There is no charge for this event, but places must be pre-booked. A collection will be taken for donations to the RTPI Charitable Trust.

To reserve a place contact
Carol Dawson, SE Regional Administrator, PO Box 385, Dover Kent CT16 9AF.tel : 01304 823494

or download a copy of the booking form