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Wales Planning Conference 2017

10 Years of the Wales Planning Conference

Thursday, 08 June 2017 at 9:00AM - 5:00PM
City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND, UK
Discounts available for RTPI Licentiate, Student, Retired and unwaged members

Reflections on the journey so far …. and a view of the journey ahead

Since the first Wales Planning Conference in 2008, planning in Wales has been on a significant journey. We have had the first Planning Act in Wales and the Wales Act 2017 has also received Royal Assent, devolving further powers to Welsh Ministers. The Conference will look back at this journey as well as looking to the future.

Outline Programme

  • Reflections, ripples and tides of change - Rosemary Thomas, Former Chief Planner, Welsh Government
  • The RTPI's Vision for Planning - RTPI President, Stephen Wilkinson
  • The Value of Planning in Wales – emerging findings - Mike Harris, Deputy Head of Policy and Research, RTPI
  • Planning in the US – commonalities with Wales? - Jason Jordan, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, American Planning Association
  • Energy – Wales punching above its weight, Will Ryan, Savills
  • Showcasing Early Researchers: Enabling Marine Energy in Wales-  Laura Norris, Cardiff University PhD Student
  • Speed Briefing Case Studies

Full details of the programme are available to download in English neu Cymraeg. Bookings forms are available in English a Cymraeg

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters:




DCfWWLGA  Welsh Government


Please note that a General Election has been called for the 8th June, so if you are planning to attend the Conference please make arrangements so that you don't miss your opportunity to vote.