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World Town Planning Day Local Events at ARU, Chelmsford

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 at 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SQ, UK
RTPI East of England

World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries on 4 continents. It recognises the planning role in creating liveable communities, and how it impacts many aspects of our daily life.  

It is an excellent look at planning from both local and global perspectives.

World Town Planning Day 2016

For general information on World Town Planning Day 2016, see 

Local Events in Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford

The following local events are being organised by Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus, to celebrate World Town Planning Day 2016.

All events are FREE but you do need to book - see below for details.

  • "Climate Change: Local Responses to a Global Challenge" - 12:00 to 14:00 - Anglia Ruskin University - Sustainability challenges in Chelmsford are shared by cities in the UK and in other countries.  What lessons can we learn from them, and they from us? Through online Webinars and local, face-to-face workshops, various practical actions for engaging, collaborative, innovative and creative solutions to city issues are explored. Including talks by Professor Tony Hall on "The Robust City" and Dr Julie Futcher on tall buildings and urban climate - "Planning with Giants".
  • "A Conversation About Cities: Global and Local"16:00 to 18:00 - Anglia Ruskin University - The "City We Want" is a good place to live, but there's more to it than finding affordable housing.  Just after the international convention on human settlements (UN Habitat 3), urbanists Martina Juvara and Joanna Chambers propose a conversation on the future of cities and what it means for Essex.
  • "Gypsies and Travellers: The Forgotten Housing Need" - 18:00 to 20:00 - Anglia Ruskin University - Travelling people do not fit easily within our society. The origins and culture of these people is not well understood and finding land for travellers' housing has never been easy. This event explores how planning and housing practice has to embrace the needs of travellers. Speakers: Professor Robert Home; and Dr Maria Faraone from a Romany research background ‘Post-Brexit new Planning: Gypsies & Travellers as Outsiders?’ 

For more information on the above events, please contact Sarah Bissett-Scott at Anglia Ruskin.

To book

To book a place on this event, please go to the Chelmsford Ideas Festival Website at and tab through to the event listed on 8 November 2016.