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Housing Regeneration Around the World - World Town Planning Day Event - Day 2

World Town Planning Day Online Conference & Group Discussion

Thursday, 05 November 2015 at 8:00AM - 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 8.00am and 4.00pm or stay for the day!

The Group Participation agenda for Day 2 in Bury St Edmunds on 5 November 2015. 

  • 8.00am (local time) - Registration
  • 8.30am - Introduction by Richard Summers, RTPI, and Cllr Chung, St Edmundsbury Borough Council
  • 9.00am - Online Session on Housing and Changing Demographics
  • 9.30am - Local Discussion, being led by Steven Wood, West Suffolk councils
  • 10.00am - Panel Discussion on Innovation in Housing - UK, Spain and Singapore
  • 11.00am - Local Discussion, being led by Richard Summers, RTPI
  • 11.30am - Online Session on Local Solutions for Housing Regeneration
  • 12.30pm - Local Discussion, being led by Steven Wood, West Suffolk councils 
  • 1.00pm - Buffet lunch (donations welcomed)
  • 1.00pm - Online Sessions on Housing and Place Making
  • 2.00pm - Local Discussion, being led by Peter Geraghty, RTPI
  • 2.30pm - Online Sessions on Housing and Health
  • 3.30pm - Local Discussion, being led by Peter Geraghty, RTPI
  • 4.00pm - Online Sessions on Governance
  • 5.00pm - Local Discussion, being led by Peter Geraghty, RTPI
  • 5.30pm - Conference Conclusions, by Richard Summers and Peter Geraghty, RTPI
  • 5.45pm - Thanks by Cllr Rona Burt, Chair of Planning, Forest Heath District Council
  • 6.00pm - Close of Day 2 Group Participation Session

See here for the Agenda for Day 1 on 4 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