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Housing Regeneration Around the World - World Town Planning Day Event - Day 1

World Town Planning Day Online Conference & Group Discussion

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 at 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Green Duck Conference Centre, Technology House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3SP, UK
RTPI East of England

Join planners around the world in the World Town Planning Day Online Conference on “Housing Regeneration Around the World”, as the 26 hour programme rolls around the world’s time zones.

A FREE group participation has been organised by the RTPI East of England Region and West Suffolk councils at the Green Duck Centre in Bury St Edmunds.

Come and join colleagues in planning and housing, together with local councillors, to listen to international presentations, contribute to the online global discussions and take part in the live local discussions.

Find out more about the online conference speakers on the World Town Planning Day conference website here

Drop in any time on the hour between 11.00am and 6.00pm or stay for the day!

The Group Participation agenda in Bury St Edmunds for Day 1 on 4 November 2015:

  • 11.00am (local time) - Registration
  • 11.15am - Introduction by Richard Summers, RTPI, and Cllr Griffiths, St Edmundsbury BC
  • 11.30am - Online Conference Welcome by Sonia Kirby, Chair, WTPD Online Conference 2015
  • 12.00pm - Special Presentation: UN Sustainable Development Goals by Rafael Tuts, UN Habitat Urban Planning and Design Coordinator
  • 12.30pm - Opening Keynote Address by Emeritus Professor Patsy Healey OBE
  • 1.00pm - Buffet lunch (donations welcomed)
  • 1.30pm - Keynote Address: The Hidden Rooms Initiative by Ali Grehen, Dublin City Architect 
  • 2.30pm - Local Discussion, being led by Paul Maison, RTPI
  • 3.00pm - Online Sessions on Housing and Sustainability - including Steven Wood, West Suffolk councils
  • 4.00pm - Local Discussion, being led by Paul Maison
  • 4.30pm - Online Sessions on Housing Delivery
  • 5.30pm - Local Discussion, being led by Richard Summers, RTPI
  • 6.00pm - Close of Day 1 Group Participation Session
  • 9.30pm – go online to hear "What’s Happening in Housing Regeneration Around the World?" moderated by Richard Summers, RTPI  

see here for details of Day 2 on 5 November

To attend one of the FREE Group Participation sessions in Bury St Edmunds, please go to the BOOK NOW section at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, go to Eventbrite at

Online Only

If you would prefer to participate in the World Town Planning Day discussions online, via your own computer, you must register before the day. Non APA members will need to create an account.  Register now at  There is a charge for participation.

For more information on RTPI International activities, see the RTPI International webpage.

Join in the online discussion on Twitter @WTPDonlineConf #WTPD2015