On Thursday (23rd June), RTPI Cymru will be holding the Wales Planning Conference in Cardiff. The annual Conference for Wales will focus on delivering health and wellbeing, to promote good learning on health and well-being for planners in Wales.
Despite rail strikes across the nation, the Institute will maintain the in-person event as scheduled, but will also be hosting an on-line streaming of the conference for those unable to attend in Cardiff.
The conference will cover a range of topics essential to the Welsh planning system today, from spatial planning in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery to planning for neurodiversity, and will welcome a host of experts within the field to discuss the subject, as well as Welsh Government Climate Change Minister, Julie James MS, delivering the keynote speech.
Dr Roisin Willmott, Director of RTPI Cymru said: “There has never been a more important time to focus on health and wellbeing in the planning system. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the necessity of the planning system in improving public health and housing.
“The link between the built environment and mental health is clear. Housing quality, noise, pollution levels, quality of green space, access to services and cycling and walking all play a part. Town planning must understand and work to strengthen this link.”
To view the full programme visit the Wales Planning Conference page.