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Planning Futures Lecture 2017

Transforming urban futures

Monday, 13 November 2017 at 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Reading RG6 6UD, UK
RTPI South East

Transforming urban futures: How far can planners rely on property developers and investors? - Professor David Adams, University of Glasgow

In this lecture, Prof David Adams will trace why more than ten hectares of urban wasteland close to the centre of one of England’s core cities has remained vacant for over a quarter of a century, despite four masterplans intended to promote its redevelopment. He will ask what this implies for the kind of planning system needed to produce strategic urban regeneration and the extent to which planners should rely on the property industry to deliver such large-scale projects.

David is an eminent scholar with an extensive research profile including work on the Value of Planning for the RTPI.

Following the lecture a drinks reception will kindly be provided by our sponsor Barton Willmore to allow further discussion of the issues raised.