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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Town Planning

RTPI West of England Young Planners
26 August 2020 at 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM / South West England / Online

26 August 2020 at 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
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This webinar forms part of our RTPI Online series and is brought to you by RTPI West of England Young Planners.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) officially came into force on 1st January 2016. The goals aim to mobilize global efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change.

This SDG and town planning webinar will provide an overview of the Goals, examples of the SDG’s being applied in practice and their value to town planning.


  • Robyn Skerratt – RTPI Young Planner of the Year 2020
  • Catherine Hutchins, Adur and Worthing Council who will discuss how they have begun to look at embedding the SDG in the emerging Worthing Local Plan
  • Allan MacLeod, Bristol City Council will discuss the work they have undertaken in Bristol with the wider city in partnership through the City Office ‘One City Plan’ with a particular focus on the Bristol’s  monitoring of the SDGs through their Voluntary Local Review (VLR).
  • Sarah O’Driscoll, Bristol City Council will discuss how they are picking up the SDGs in the review of the Bristol Local Plan and in the cross WECA authorities’ work on preparation of the Mayoral Spatial Development Strategy.
  • Michael Downes, Member of West of England Young Planners Steering Group


Please book your place following the online booking prompts below. You will then be sent information on how to join the webinar a week before the event. 

Other opportunities to learn more

Bitesize training - This new online training gives an introduction to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for town planners. It outlines what the goals and targets are and through case studies focuses on what planners can do and the tools and techniques they can use. It is a free, interactive and takes one-hour to complete. Find out more