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Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture

18 June 2020 at 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM / Scotland / Online

18 June 2020 at 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
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Shaping the new normal with a wellbeing economy : The role for place and planning

By Katherine Trebeck

4pm on Thursday 18 June

With momentum growing for us all to look at a new normal, many desire an economy that serves people, planet and equity. An end to growth in and of itself and a recognition that our economy is just one way to achieve the ultimate ends we seek: good lives on a healthy planet. Where does Place and the Planning Profession make its contribution? Katherine Trebeck takes on this theme explaining what is different about a Wellbeing Economy to our system, its links into Scotland’s National Outcomes and the role of Place and Planning moving forward.

Katherine is Advocacy and Influencing Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. She has over eight years’ experience in various roles with Oxfam GB - as a Senior Researcher for the Global Research Team, UK Policy Manager, and Research and Policy Advisor for Oxfam Scotland. Katherine instigated the group of Wellbeing Economy Governments; developed Oxfam's Humankind Index; and led Oxfam's work on a 'human economy'. She was Rapporteur for Club de Madrid's Working Group on Shared Societies and Sustainability and sits on a range of advisory groups, including for the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and the Omina Foundation. Katherine has Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Politics and holds a PhD in Political Science from ANU. She is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. Her most recent book The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown Up Economy (co-authored with Jeremy Williams) was published in January 2019.


Twitter: @ktrebeck


4:00pm - Introduction by Irene Beautyman, Convenor, RTPI Scotland

4:05pm - Lecture by Katherine Trebeck

4:30pm - Q and A

5:00pm - Close and thanks