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Shaping Neighbourhoods

Organised by RTPI South West International Group
28 September 2021 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM / South West England / National / International / Online

28 September 2021 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

This webinar organised by the RTPI South West International Group forms part of the RTPI COP26 programme of events.

This event will discuss how to plan, deliver and manage successful urban settlements which meet (UN) Sustainable Development, climate, noise and health (eg. WHO) Goals in a wide range of socio-economic contexts, is at the heart of much placemaking activity.

This webinar aims to provide an opportunity to learn about, and discuss, relevant RTPI research and guidance; together with international case studies which will be highlighted by the authors of the recently published 3rd, updated, edition of "Shaping Neighbourhoods".

Topics and Speakers

  1. RTPI research & guidance on Healthy Placemaking
    - Aude Bicquelet, Deputy Head of Policy and Research at RTPI

  2. Shaping Neighbourhoods for Local Health and Global Sustainability including examples of international practice
    The three co-authors will take you on a tour of why neighbourhood planning and design is at the crux of people's health and planetary health. Starting with the big picture UN SDG context, the agenda will move on to a tour of the neighbourhood as an elemental ingredient in the performance of towns and cities across a range of human-scale criteria. We end up with the nitty gritty of place-making and the processes of planning and urban design. The key cross cutting lesson is that to achieve real and urgent change in the face of pressing health and climate agendas we must work differently. We need to emerge from our professional and political silos; recognise the critical importance of equality and inclusion; and acknowledge the broad basis for international learning - including from low and middle income countries. 
    - Hugh Barton, Urban planner and Emeritus Professor of planning, health and sustainability  at the University of the West of England
    - Marcus Grant, Urban Designer and Landscape Architect. Founder of Cities & Health, a Routledge journal.
    - Richard Guise, Architect and Town Planner at Context4D

  3. Discussion and Q&A Session 


This webinar will take place on our new webinar platform - Big Marker