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RTPI activity at Labour Party Conference 2019

20 September 2019

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) will have a strong presence at the Labour Party conference in Brighton this year.

The conference will offer the RTPI an invaluable opportunity to discuss planning policy with politicians away from Westminster, while maintaining the Institute’s high profile with parliamentarians, stakeholders and other partner organisations.

There are four fringe events scheduled, listed below. RTPI representatives will also be attending a range of meetings and events hosted by other organisations during the conference.


Monday 23 September 2019, 20:15-22:00

Breaking down barriers in the built environment: How can we ensure the UK has a diverse pool of talent to tackle the housing crisis? (Hosted by RTPI, Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institute of British Architects and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, in partnership with Prospect)

Venue: Pavilion Room, the Grand Brighton

Chair: Stephanie Boland (Head of Digital, Prospect). Speakers including Karen Buck MP, Sue Manns (Vice President, RTPI), Kudzai Chirimuuta (Level 7 Architect Apprentice, Foster + Partners), Sharon Slinger (Director, Constructing Rainbows Ltd), Charles Egbu (President, CIOB)

To register for free for this event, click here


Tuesday 24 September 2019, 08:30–09.30

Tracks and mortar – how can transport unlock more homes in cities? (Hosted by Centre for Cities and London School of Economics)

Venue: Victoria Terrace, the Grand Hotel, Brighton

Chair: Andrew Carter (Chief Executive, Centre for Cities). Speakers including Sarah Jones MP (Shadow Housing Minister), Siobhain McDonagh MP, Victoria Hills (Chief Executive, RTPI), Prof Paul Cheshire (LSE), Cllr Lewis Herbert (Leader, Cambridge City Council)


Tuesday 24 September 2019, 10:00–11.30

The future of UK housing: building sustainable communities (Hosted by RTPI, Home Builders Federation and British Property Federation)

Venue: Arundel 2 room, Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront

Chair: Dr David Drew MP. Speakers including Helen Hayes MP, Sue Manns (Vice President, RTPI), Peter Andrew (Deputy Chairman, HBF), Melanie Leech (Chief Executive, BPF), Cllr Sachin Shah (Harrow Council)

For a free ticket to this event, click here


Tuesday 24 September 2019, 14:30 – 16:30

Boomers vs. Millennials: can decent homes be delivered without intergenerational conflict (Hosted by RTPI and McCarthy & Stone, in partnership with Demos)

Venue: Durham Hall Room 2, Hilton Brighton Metropole (conference pass required to access event)

Chair: Polly Mackenzie (Chief Executive, Demos). Speakers including Alex Cunningham MP (Shadow Housing Minister), Sue Manns (Vice President, RTPI), John Tonkiss (Chief Executive, McCarthy & Stone), Caitlin Wilkinson (Director of Policy, Generation Rent)