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Addressing inequality, the future of planning in one of the UK’s fastest growing cities

25 November 2020 at 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM / Yorkshire / Online

25 November 2020 at 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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RTPI Yorkshire's most popular event of the year is back. This year we are focusing on Leeds - one of the UK's fastest growing cities. 

A diverse and growing city, Leeds is the economic driver for the City Region. 

The Metropolitan district is characterised by a growing City Centre, an extensive urban area, together with a series of free standing settlements, villages and market towns, each with their own history and identity. 

Leeds has seen the delivery of major investment in regeneration and infrastructure but high levels of inequality remain. 

The Council’s priorities are to become carbon neutral by 2030, deliver inclusive growth, and tackle health inequalities.  The principles of sustainable development are therefore at the heart of the Council’s approach. 

Whilst presenting many opportunities, planning can be a major challenge for politicians, communities and investors. 

This includes the need for housing delivery to meet local needs (including affordable housing), whilst achieving high quality design, carbon reduction and place making.  The Climate Emergency is reshaping our thinking on how to plan and manage future growth, whilst supporting energy efficiency and carbon reduction through retrofitting, active travel and job opportunities for the future. 

Join us at 12pm for a presentation with Cllr Lisa Mulherin, Executive Board Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development at Leeds City Council. There will also be a follow up discussion and Q&A with the audience. 

The link to the webinar will be sent out a day before the event.