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RTPI Planning Convention 2014

Meeting the challenge: how will planners shape the future?

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Book your place now for The Planning Convention 2014 and be inspired as we celebrate the RTPI's centenary and 100 years of professional planning.

Listen to Cath Ranson talk about why the Planning Convention is the most important date in the calendar for people involved in the planning industry.

Taking place on Tuesday 24th June in Central Hall Westminster, the Planning Convention 2014 will ask what are the big challenges on the horizon that will shape the next 50 years?

We will address major issues including how to deliver quality as well as quantity in housing, how we build healthier communities and how to overcome the real constraints upon economic growth, such as infrastructure and market failure. Expert practitioners will discuss what these challenges will mean for the quality of life for communities in different parts of the UK.

With a packed and flexible programme, and outstanding opportunities for networking and debate, these critical topics will feature across workshop and plenary sessions with speakers of national and international renown. Informed by key RTPI policy papers prepared for the centenary year, Planning Convention 2014 Meeting the challenge: How will planners shape the future? We'll examine the contribution every planner should and can make to the solutions we need.

Join the convention debate about how to make planning fit for purpose in shaping the future of our communities.

Confirmed speakers:

Key Note Speaker:
Anil Menon, President Globalization and Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco Systems inc
Trudi Elliott, CEO, Royal Town Planning Institute

Transport and Infrastructure:
Keith Mitchell, Chairman, Peter Brett Associates LLP
Corinne Swain, OBE Fellow, ARUP

Rachel Fisher, Head of Home and Land, National Housing Federation
Philip Barnes, Group land and planning director, Barratt Homes

Economic Growth:
William Anderson, Principal, Vice President and Director of Economics and Planning for AECOM, US West and President of the American Planning Association (APA)
Paul Buchanan, Partner, Volterra

Health and Sustainable Urbanisation:
Rachel Stancliffe, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.
Prof Kevin Fenton, National Director for Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England for the morning session.
Dr Ann Marie Connolly, Director of Health Equity and Impact, Public Health England for the afternoon session.

Professor Michael Parkinson, Professor, Liverpool John Moores University
Tony Travers, Director of the Greater London group, London School of Economics

Please click here for more information on the Planning Convention 2014 Speakers


Thank you to our generous sponsors including AMEC, Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners, Savills, Cornerstone Barristers and The National Infrastructure Planning Service.

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