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The Planning Project: Past, Present and the Future

Thursday, 22 May 2014 at 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Newcastle University, Beehive, Old Library, Room 2.21, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7RU, UK
RTPI North East

As part of the RTPI Centenary year 2014, the Global Urban Research Unit has organised this one day seminar to be held at Newcastle University, addressing questions such as 'Why do we need planning?', 'Are planning institutions fit for purpose?' and 'What might the future look like for cities and for planning?'.

For details of the seminar please view the programme 

For details of the speakers please view their biographies.


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10.00-10.30 Arrival and tea/coffee

10.30-10.40 Welcome and introduction (Simin Davoudi)

10.40-11.00 RTPI Planning Futures: Governance, Richard Blyth

11.00 – 12.40 Session 1: Chair: John Pendlebury

11.00-11.20 Why do we need planning? Hugh Ellis

11.20-12.10 Panel discussions: Mark Shucksmith, Dave Webb, Nicola Woodward, Gert De Roo, Michelle Chapman

12.10-12.40 Open discussion

12.40-13.30 Lunch and networking

13.30-15.00 Session 2: Chair: Michael Harris

13.30- 13.50 Are planning institutions fit for purpose? Stephen Ward

13.50-14.30 Panel discussions: Peter Roberts, Stephen Litherland, Mark Tewdwr- Jones, Colin Haylock

14.30-15.00 Open discussion

15.00-15.20 Tea / coffee break

15.20- 17.00 Session 3: Chair: Ali Madanipour

15.20-15.40 What might the future look like for cities and for planning? Corinne Swain

15.40-16.30 Panel discussions: Roberta Blackman-Woods, Rhona Pringle, Zan Gunn, Simin Davoudi, Steve Graham

16.30-17.00 Open discussion


Sir Peter Hall will be delivering the annual Thomas Sharpe Memorial Lecture following this seminar. 

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(NB: The below event contact form will not secure your place; to book see above)