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