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Can you Swim? Planning and Climate Change

Thursday, 08 February 2018 at 10:00AM - 4:30PM
We the Curious, Bristol BS1 5DB, UK
RTPI South West

In 2007 government published the first dedicated planning policy on climate change. Ten years on the enormity of the challenges are no less and the consequences of inaction have become more apparent, but has planning’s attention turned elsewhere? This conference will take a fresh look at what climate change now means for the built environment and what planning can realistically do to deliver low carbon living in a changing climate.

Speakers and topics include:

  • National to local, the low carbon challenge
    Simon Roberts Chief Executive, Centre for Sustainable Energy
  • National to local, adapting to the impacts of climate change
    Liz Parkes, Deputy Director Climate Change and Business Services, Environment Agency
  • Developing sustainable buildings
    Philip Gray, Associate, Head of Sustainability, Building Design
  • The planning challenge
    Hugh Ellis, Director of Policy at the TCPA

Workshop 1:
Surgery on local energy planning
Rachel Coxcoon, Head of Local & Community Empowerment, Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Workshop 2: Planning out flooding
Andy Eden, National Lead for Development and Flood Risk at the Environment Agency
Sam Kipling, National Sustainable Places Senior Planning Ddvisor at the Environment Agency

Workshop 3: EIA and Climate Change
Josh Fothergill


How to book
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For multiple bookings accross the 2018 programme, you may download the booking form and email to

Please note that all advertised prices are currently discounted by 15% and will increase on the 1 February 2018.  Book early to secure your place!

Exhibitor Opportunities

We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.

0207 929 8190

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