Sir Terry Farrell, one of the world's leading architect planners, delivered RTPI Yorkshire's Centenary Lecture earlier this month (15 May) at the Rose Bowl in Leeds on Thursday 15 May 2014.
Kindly sponsored by DWF LLP, the lecture entitled Creating Places was delivered to 200 of the leading planners in Yorkshire.
Following the recent publication of the Farrell Review here, Sir Terry considered why the issue of “place” matters in the design of communities; why we need more collaborative working to plan positively for future growth and to overcome the shortfall of housing and why engagement with community values and aspirations is so vital.
Sir Terry’s lecture was part of the RTPI Yorkshire Centenary series of events, marked to highlight and celebrate 100 years of positive proactive planning throughout Yorkshire and the UK.
Simon Smales, Chair of RTPI Yorkshire, said: “We’re really pleased to host Sir Terry Farrell, one of Britain’s leading architects and planners in Leeds. His review on the impact of good design on planning and community development makes a significant contribution to growth as Britain begins to tackle the legacy of the longest recession in living memory and it rightly puts place making firmly at the heart of planning”
Pictured: Sir Terry Farrell (left) and chair of the event, Kelvin MacDonald, Senior Visiting Fellow, Dept of Land Economy. Cambridge University.