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Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture: Rob Hopkins

Transition Towns

Thursday, 20 June 2013 at 5:45PM - 8:00PM
The Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Galleries of Scotland, the Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL, UK
£15.00 (£12.50 + VAT)
RTPI Scotland

Rob Hopkins

Rob is co-founder of Transition Network, which supports thousands of communities in becoming more resilient through increased local food, local enterprise and a range of other approaches, and of Transition Town Totnes.  He is the author of The Transition Handbook and The Transition Companion and he speaks widely about the importance of local economies and of 'engaged optimism' as a response to the world's challenges.  He was recently voted one of 'Britain's 50 New Radicals' and he blogs at


17.45       Arrival and registration

18.00       Welcome and Introduction

18.15       Lecture by Rob Hopkins, followed by questions

19.15       Vote of Thanks

19.25       Drinks reception

Sir Patrick Geddes

This is the 10th Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture.  It is organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland with the support of the Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust and the Saltire Society.  Sir Patrick Geddes’ influence as a pioneer of town planning received worldwide recognition. His work in Scotland, France, the Near East and India based on the principle of "Place-Work-Folk" remains relevant to contemporary issues of sustainable development, regionalism and locality, economic and community regeneration, environmental quality and social inclusion.


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Sponsors and Supporters

The event is kindly sponsored by Scottish Government and Architecture+ Design Scotland.  It is supported by the Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Society and the Saltire Society.