Planning Convention 2018

Planning 2018

Programme Wednesday 21 June

8.15 - 9.20Registration and coffee with exhibitors

8.30 - 9.20Optional briefing

PINS and DCLG – where are we now?

An update on the current planning context by speakers from PINS and DCLG, followed by an opportunity to put your questions to them.

Sue Lovelock, Deputy Director, Planning for Development Management, DCLG
Nico Heslop, Deputy Director, Planning, Economy & Society, DCLG
Sarah Richards MRTPI, Chief Executive, PINS
Mary Travers MRTPI, Group Manager (Local Plans), PINS
Chaired by John Acres MRTPI, RTPI Vice President.

9.30Presidential address and welcome

Stephen Wilkinson MRTPI, RTPI President 2017
Chaired by: Graham Stallwood FRTPI, Executive Director, Planning and Borough Development, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

9.50Keynote address

The Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Hon MRTPI
Chaired by: Graham Stallwood FRTPI, Executive Director, Planning and Borough Development, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

10.15Smart vs sustainable - is it a choice?

Can we build places that are both smart and sustainable?
Dr Mary Keeling, Global Program Director Economic Analysis, IBM
Professor Peter Head CBE, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ecological Sequestration Trust
Professor Barbara Norman Hon MRTPI, Foundation Chair of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of Canberra Urban and Regional Futures, University of Canberra
Chaired by: Corinne Swain OBE FRTPI, Fellow, ARUP

11.00Refreshments and networking

Sponsored by Hays

11.30Setting cities free to plan

A look at city leadership and the role of planners in achieving cities’ visions.
Robin Hambleton MRTPI, Professor of City Leadership, University of the West of England (UWE)
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor, Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Greater London Authority
Christer Larsson, Planning Director, City of Malmö
Chaired by: Janet Askew MRTPI, Town Planner

12.15Place, homes and inequality

How do we deliver the homes we need in places where people want to live?
Professor Janice Morphet FRTPI, Visiting Professor, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
Terrie Alafat, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Housing
Norliza Hashim, Secretary General, Eastern Regional Organization for Planning and Human Settlements (EAROPH), Malaysia
Chaired by: Professor Tony Crook CBE FRTPI, Professor Emeritus of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield

1.00Lunch and networking

1.20 - 1.50Careers surgery – ask the Institute

Join the RTPI to discuss options for your planning career in this informal drop-in session
Marion Frederiksen MRTPI, International Policy and Research Officer, RTPI
Andrew Close MRTPI, Head of Careers, Education & Professional Development, RTPI
Hilary Lush, Senior Membership Adviser, RTPI

2.00Choice of session

Option 1
The future of planning talent

How can we make sure the planning profession is diverse, inclusive and attractive?

Adele Maher MRTPI, Strategic Planning Manager, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Rob Krzyszowski MRTPI, Co-Founder, Planning Out
David Edmondson MRTPI, Strategic Developments Manager, Cornwall Council
Pooja Agrawal, Architect and urban designer, Greater London Authority
Chaired by: Andrew Taylor MRTPI, Head of Planning, New Homes & Communities, Countryside Properties

Option 2
Planners and the Humanitarian Sector

An introduction to the UK Built Environment Advisory Group and their work in the humanitarian sector.

Peter Oborn, UKBEAG Chair, Vice President International, RIBA
Graham Saunders, Team Leader, Disaster and Crisis Prevention, Response and Recovery, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Jason Jordan, Director of Policy, APA
Chaired by: Peter Geraghty FRTPI, Director of Planning and Transport, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Option 3
Planning after dark

How can planning help to build a successful night-time economy?

Phil Gibby, Director, Arts Council
Paul Shuker MRTPI, Director of Planning, WYG
Simon Gilbert, Operational Manager (Strategic Development Management and Placemaking), Cardiff Council
Leenamari Aantaa-Collier, Legal Director, Shakespeare Martineau
Chaired by: Phil Williams MRTPI, Director of Planning and Place, Belfast City Council

Option 4
Because you’re worth it – promoting planning in the media and communities

Make your voice heard in the media and digital space to promote planning to the world.

Jane Manning, Associate Director, Allies and Morrison
Sue Manns MRTPI, Director, Pegasus Group
Rebecca Hildreth, Head of Marketing & Communications, RTPI
Dr Mike Harris, Deputy Head of Policy & Research, RTPI
Chaired by: Francesca Perry, Editor, Thinking City


3.15Refreshments and networking

Sponsored by Hays

3.45Ask the Chief Planners

What is happening now, and what will happen in the future? Five Chief Planners give us their views, followed by a Q&A session.
Niall Cussen, Principal Adviser, Planning, Department for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
Neil Hemington MRTPI, Head of Planning Division, Welsh Government
Fiona McCandless MRTPI, Chief Planner, Northern Ireland
John McNairney MRTPI, Chief Planner, Scottish Government
Steve Quartermain CBE MRTPI, Chief Planner, Department for Communities and Local Government
Chaired by: Sue Bridge MRTPI, Director, Sue Bridge Consultancy

4.45Tackling climate change - a speed view of the future

Five talented young planners from planning schools across the UK share their hopes on how to combat climate change throughout their planning careers in these speed presentations.
Hannah Fawdon, Graduate of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 2015 RTPI Bursary Award Winner
Ryan Walker, Graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, 2016 RTPI Student Prize Award Winner
Nick Whittington, RTPI Planning Apprentice, New Forest District Council
Jadine Havill, Graduate of Cardiff University, 2016 RTPI Student Prize Award Winner
Hayley Davis, Graduate of Reading University
Chaired by: Lucy Seymour-Bowdery MRTPI, Senior Planning Officer, Department for Communities and Local Government

5.30Closing Remarks

Trudi Elliott CBE MRTPI, RTPI Chief Executive

5.40 Networking Reception

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