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World Town Planning Day 2019 - Improving urban lives in the global South

Thursday, 07 November 2019 at 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN
RTPI Yorkshire

This year’s 70th Anniversary of World Town Planning Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate how planners and communities contribute to making better urban places.

Reflecting on different experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin America, academics from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield will provide brief talks on core challenges and opportunities for more inclusive and sustainable urban development pathways in the global South.

In this free event we invite RTPI members, young planners, built-environment professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students and anyone interested in learning more about urban development and planning in the global South to join us in the discussion. And you can celebrate all of this over drinks afterwards. 

This international event will feature a set of mini-talks by academics working on cities in the global South within the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, including among others:

  • Dr. Paula Meth
  • Dr. Sally Cawood
  • Dr. Tom Goodfellow
  • Dr. Philipp Horn
  • Dr. Melanie Lombard 
  • Dr Gabriel Silvestre 
  • Dr Vidya Sagar Pancholi

Draft timetable 

  • Registration: 5pm
  • Speed talks: 5:15pm to 6:15pm
  • Question & Answers: 6:15pm to 7pm
  • Drinks reception: 7pm to 7:30pm