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Economic Value of Planning and Fostering Growth

Launch of two papers exploring planning and economic growth

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 at 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ
Regeneration Network

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is having a breakfast seminar Tuesday, 17 June from 8 am to 10 am hosted at Arup’s offices in central London where the RTPI will be launching two important policy and research reports that explore the relationship between planning and economic growth.

Lord Shipley OBE – Ministerial adviser on local growth and Local Enterprise Partnerships – has very kindly agreed to chair a panel discussion on “What is the value of planning, and how can it foster local growth?”. Confirmed panellists include:

Professor David Adams, University of Glasgow, Ian Mactaggart Chair of Property and Urban Studies
Clive Betts MP, Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee
Jerome Frost OBE, Global Planning Leader, Arup
Mark Prisk MP, Former Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government
Ed Watson, Assistant Director Regeneration and Planning, London Borough of Camden

The seminar will include ample opportunity for questions and networking surrounding the launch of the following two reports:

  • The Value of Planning by Professor David Adams (University of Glasgow) and Professor Craig Watkins (University of Sheffield).
  • Fostering Growth: Understanding and strengthening the economic benefits of planning by the RTPI.

Tuesday, 17 June, 8 am – 10 am | Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ

8:00 am – Registration and light breakfast
8:30 am – Opening remarks by Trudi Elliott CBE, RTPI Chief Executive
8:50 am – Panellists response to the reports
9:10 am – Panel discussion and questions from audience
9:50 am – Closing remarks by Dr Peter Geraghty, RTPI past President 

The RTPI aims for the two pieces of work to result in a serious discussion of planning and economic growth, continued research and implementation of its recommendations. As part of its purpose to promote the science and art of town, country and spatial planning, the RTPI will continue developing a programme of work on the economic impact of planning with the goal to support and inform a more considered, balanced and evidenced conversation.

Spaces are limited, to register your interest in attending please contact