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JUN
24

RTPI Planning Convention

Date:
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 at 8:00AM - 7:30PM
Venue:
Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH
Price:
£195+VAT for RTPI members, £295+VAT for non-members
 
Students, unemployed and retired - £99+VAT
Organiser:

Taking place in Central Hall Westminster,London, Planning Convention 2014 will ask what are the big challenges on the horizon that will shape the next 50 years? We will address major issues including how to deliver quality as well as quantity in housing, how we build healthier communities and how to overcome the real constraints upon economic growth, such as infrastructure and market failure. Expert practitioners will discuss what these challenges will mean for the quality of life for communities in different parts of the UK.

With a packed and flexible programme, and outstanding opportunities for networking and debate, these critical topics will feature across a stimulating range of sessions with speakers of national and international renown. Informed by key RTPI policy papers prepared for the centenary year, Planning Convention 2014 Meeting the challenge: How will planners shape the future? We’ll examine the contribution every planner should and can make to the solutions we need.

Join the convention debate about how to make planning fit for purpose in shaping the future of our communities.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain updates on key issues in topical sessions
  • Meet with exhibitors and find out more on the latest developments
  • Take part in free study tours and the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence on Monday 23 June
  • Excellent networking opportunities with private and public sector professionals

 

Programme

08.15 Registration opens; coffee with exhibitors
08.30 Ask the Chief Planner
An Interactive session and your opportunity to put questions to the Chief Planner and other representatives from DCLG
Steve Quartermain, Chief Planner, DCLG
09.30 Welcome
09.40

RTPI looks ahead to the next 100 years
Trudi Elliott, RTPI Chief Executive

Meeting the challenge: what does the future hold?
Anil Menon, President Globalization and Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco Systems inc

Chaired by: Cliff Hague, Emeritus Professor of Planning and Spatial Development at Heriot-Watt University

11.15 Coffee and exhibition
11.45 Choice of one of the following morning sessions:
1A. The housing challenge: how will planners shape the future?
Chaired by: Andrew Taylor, Chair, RTPI Board of Trustees and Assistant Director Planning and Building Control, Uttlesford District Council.
Rachel Fisher, Head of Home and Land, National Housing Federation.
Philip Barnes, Group Land and Planning Director at Barratt Developments PLC.
1B. The transport and infrastructure challenge: how will planners shape the future?
Chaired by: Hereward Phillpot, Francis Taylor Building.
Keith Mitchell, Chairman, Peter Brett Associates LLP
Corinne Swain OBE Fellow, ARUP
1C. The economic growth challenge: how will planners shape the future?
Chaired by: Dyan Currie, National President, Planning Institute of Australia.
William Anderson, Principal, Vice President and Director of Economics and Planning for AECOM, US West and President of the American Planning Association (APA)
Paul Buchanan, Partner, Volterra
1D. The health and sustainable urbanisation challenge: how will planners shape the future?
Chaired by: Carole-Anne Davies, Chief Executive, Design Commission for Wales.
Rachel Stancliffe, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
Professor Kevin A. Fenton, National Director for Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
13.00 Lunch and exhibition
14.00 Choice of one of the following afternoon sessions:
2A. The housing challenge: how will planners shape the future?
Chaired by: Andrew Taylor, Chair, RTPI Board of Trustees and Assistant Director Planning and Building Control, Uttlesford District Council.
Rachel Fisher, Head of Home and Land, National Housing Federation.
Philip Barnes, Group Land and Planning Director at Barratt Developments PLC.
2B. The transport and infrastructure challenge: how will planners shape the future?
Chaired by: Iain Docherty, Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Head of Management, University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School.
Keith Mitchell, Chairman, Peter Brett Associates LLP
Corinne Swain OBE Fellow, ARUP
2C. The economic growth challenge: how will planners shape the future?
Chaired by: Ann Limb, Chair of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP).
William Anderson, Principal, Vice President and Director of Economics and Planning for AECOM, US West and President of the American Planning Association (APA)
Paul Buchanan, Partner, Volterra
2D. The health and sustainable urbanisation challenge: how will planners shape the future?
Chaired by: Carole-Anne Davies, Chief Executive, Design Commission for Wales.
Rachel Stancliffe, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
Dr Ann Marie Connolly, Director of Health Equity and Impact, Public Health England
15.15 Coffee and exhibition
15.45 Address by Lord Smith
Lord Chris Smith, Chairman of Environment Agency
16.15 Governance – Bridging the gap between power and responsibility
Chaired by: Patsy Healey, Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University
Professor Michael Parkinson CBE, Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at Liverpool university
Tony Travers, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
17.45

Planning the future
Cath Ranson, President of the RTPI

Ministerial address
Nick Boles MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning

18.15 Drinks reception

 

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