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RTPI Nathaniel Lichfield Lecture 2017

The RTPI's Annual Lecture is widely anticipated and attracts a large and diverse audience. A generous endowment for the lecture was received from Dalia Lichfield in 2011 and this has ensured that the particular contribution of the late Professor Nathaniel Lichfield, in developing approaches to planning that cross boundaries and integrate different fields of thinking and research, is also reflected and celebrated.


This year's lecture took place at UCL in November. The Lecture was given by Professor Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA - Founder and Chief Executive, The Ecological Sequestration Trust


Planning for Sustainable Development

193 UN member states, including UK, adopted the Sustainable Development Goals on September 25th 2015. These 17 goals and objectives are transformational with respect to inclusive growth-leaving no-one behind in having access to basic services, education and healthcare plus transforming energy systems to avert climate change, adapting to climate change risks like intense rainfall and the critical management of resources to allow ecological systems to recover. A target is set to achieve the outcomes by 2030. 

To view the lecture slides, please click here


The next Nathaniel Lichfield Lecture will take place in November 2018. To be added to our mailing list for the latest updates, please email

With thanks to Dalia Lichfield


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