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Rural Planning in the 2020s - A North East perspective

06 June 2022 at 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM / North East England / National / Online

06 June 2022 at 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
RTPI - Webinar, Online Event, Multimedia Training, Online, United Kingdom, 000000
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RTPI North East | [email protected]

RTPI North East brings this webinar to you as part of the RTPI Online event series.

Rural communities in the UK and Ireland are facing many challenges in the 2020s. The RTPI project will seek to address how rural planning will need to change to deal with these challenges, as well as how rural communities can meet policy and practice objectives for achieving sustainable development.
Emerging findings from the ongoing research due for publication in the summer will be discussed at the event. The ongoing research is being carried out by a consortium of prominent academics who will investigate the challenges facing planning within rural communities. The project will explore how rural communities in the different regions and nations UK and Ireland are adapting to these sorts of issues and highlighting examples of interesting and innovative practice. Feedback from roundtables and other forms of engagement from those working on the ground in rural areas will also feed into the report.

View tender document here.

The webinar will be chaired by Andrew Dorrian, Senior Transport Planner (Programmes) at Transport North East Strategy Unit and we will hear from the following speakers.

  • Professor John Sturzaker, Ebenezer Howard Professor of Planning at the University of Hertfordshire and Dr Amy Burnett, Research Fellow
    RTPI Rural Planning research - initial findings
  • Rob Murfin, Interim Executive Director of Planning & Local Services at Northumberland County Council
    Rural Local Planning Authority perspective
  • Simon Britton, Head of Rural at George F White
    Rural enterprise perspective

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If you experience any problems when booking, please contact Kim Walker Regional Coordinator for assistance

Learn more about our speakers

Andrew Dorrian

Senior Transport Planner at Transport NE Strategy Unit and RTPI NE Honorary Secretary & Treasurer

Dr Amy Burnett

Research Fellow at University of Herefordshire Ebenezer Howard School of Planning

John Sturzaker

Ebenezer Howard Professor of Planning at the University of Hertfordshire

Rob Murfin

Director of Housing and Planning - Northumberland County Council

Simon Britton

Head of Rural at George F White