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RTPI Planning Convention 2015

The New Politics for Planning.

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Planning Convention 2015 is an event not to be missed. Taking place in central London on Tuesday 7 July 2015, at our spacious and modern venue, 155 Bishopsgate, the day will feature an extremely strong line-up of expert speakers.

Our theme this year, The New Politics for Planning, will help to set the agenda at the start of what is likely to be another period of challenges, following the UK parliament election in May - and with other elections in the UK and Ireland due in 2016. 

A very full programme will examine local and neighbourhood planning, sub-national strategic planning and cooperation, and the changing relationship between the UK's nations and regions. We will discuss and debate new forms of engagement, environmental protection and the global priorities for planning. Speakers and delegates will also reflect on the changes going on across the UK in terms of shifting powers and responsibilities, and provide attendees with intelligence on how these are likely to affect planning policy and practice.

Speakers confirmed so far include Eugenie L Birch, Chair of the World Urban Campaign giving an opening keynote address on the global politics for planning. There will also be keynotes from Waheed Nazir, Director of Regeneration, Birmingham City Council, Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England and Michael Edwards from University College London. Click here for more information on our speakers.

Why attend the Planning Convention 2015?

  • Understand the new politics for planning following the UK general
  • Hear from the best industry speakers
  • Learn the latest in planning from a range of free study tours and exhibition
  • Excellent networking opportunities


Study Tours

Study tours are free for Convention delegates.

  • BBC Broadcasting House
    (1.30 - 3.00pm)

  • Nine Elms on the South Bank
    (2.30 – 4.30)
  • Crossrail Bond Street
    (2.00 – 4.00)
  • Planning for culture venues
    (2.00 – 4.00)
  • Aylesbury Estate
    (2.00 – 3.30)
  • Cycle Superhighways
    (2.00 – 4.00)

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RTPI President Janet Askew speaks about the Planning Convention 2015.

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