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Place, Inequality and Poverty

Design Council, TCPA and RTPI panel discussion

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 at 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Design Council, Angel Bldg, 407 St John St, London EC1V 4AB
Planning Education and Research Network

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Design Council LogoInequality and poverty is a matter of income but also a matter of access to services, affordable housing or different transport options. Building on Design Council’s work on equality, diversity and the built environment; TCPA’s Planning Out Poverty; and the publication of the RTPI’s Poverty, Place and Inequality report, this event will look at how better built environments and how places can support and promote employment, educational achievement, better health and improved social mobility.

'Place poverty' means that where people live affects them and their life chances, and there are clear links between economic inequality and the built environment. Good design can help create places that work for everyone, and planning has the potential to secure outcomes which can enhance our wellbeing by ensuring access to high-quality environments and economic opportunity and by giving communities a voice in their future. We need to re-focus planning to be more effective in dealing with social exclusion.

Join us and an expert panel on Wednesday 14th December for insight on the role of place and the built environment in tackling poverty and inequality. The event is intended to be interactive with opportunities to share views and experiences through discussion and debate and to help map out the future in this key area of policy.

Chair: Mike Hayes CBE BA MCD MRTPI HonFRIBA  

Past RTPI President and Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert (BEE)

Confirmed speakers:

Victoria Pinoncely, Research Officer, RTPI

David Waterhouse, Associate Director, Strategic Development, Design Council

Hugh Ellis, Interim Chief Executive, TCPA


6:00pm Registration

6:30pm Panel presentations followed by Q&A

7:30 Networking reception 

8:30pm Close

Please contact us to be put on the waiting list for the event, or if you have any questions.