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Michael Driver

Gideon AmosRynd SmithJames StevensKate Moorcock Abley

Solly AngelRobert BruegmannJames Heartfield

Wendell CoxYolande BarnesJohn StewartMichael SavageOliver Marc Hartwich

Sam StaleyAustin WilliamsAnna ScothernNick RosenPaul Hyett

John Habraken

Gordon Murray

All Planned Out?
The Worldwide Impact of the British Town and Country Planning System

The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Programme for Friday 18 May 2007

9.00 Registration and Coffee

9.30 Welcome to Audacity International 2007

clickMichael Driver, Director of the Brick Development Association

9.40 Plenary

60 years on - The impact of the 1947 British Town and Country Planning Act

clickGideon Amos, Chief Executive of the Town and Country Planning Association, member of the Planning Advisory Group at the Department for Communities and Local Government, co-author of A Programme for Sustainable Communities, and editor of Connecting England - A Framework for Regional Development - Delivering sustainable communities - through planning

clickRynd Smith, Head of Policy and Practice at the Royal Town Planning Institute, and member of the Planning Institute of Australia - Planning: From Collective Vision to Statutory System

clickJames Stevens, Research and Policy Officer, Conservation Department, English Heritage - Conserving privilege? - Conservation areas and social equity

Panel discussion and audience questions

clickChair - Kate Moorcock-Abley, Director of audacity

11.00 Tea and Coffee

11.30 Discussion

The humanising of terrestrial space

clickShlomo Angel, Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning, New York University, Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at The Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, principal investigator and co-author of The Dynamics of Global Urban Expansion (2005) for the Transport and Urban Development Department of The World Bank - Making Room: Preparing the Planet for Urban Expansion

clickRobert Bruegmann, Professor of Art History, Architecture, and Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of Sprawl: A Compact History (2005) - What happens when governments manage growth?

clickChair - James Heartfield, Director of audacity, and author of Let's Build! - Why we need five million new homes in the next 10 years (2006)

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Workshop Sessions

Session A - How development control affects property markets

clickWendell Cox, St Louis, USA, visiting Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris, co-author of the annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, and author of War on the Dream: How Anti-Sprawl Policy Threatens the Quality of Life (2006) - Town Planning: The Negative Externalities

clickYolande Barnes, Director, Savills Research - Land markets and housing supply: How the regulation of place impacts on value

clickJohn Stewart, Director of Economic Affairs at the Home Builders Federation, editor of the monthly Housing Market Report, author of Building a Crisis (2002) and Room to Move? - Reconciling Housing Consumption Aspirations and Land-use Planning (2005) - Planning the English housing market

clickMichael Savage, Manager, Derivatives Credit Policy, Global Banking and Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland - The causes and consequences of the house price boom, and what to do about it

Panel discussion and audience questions

clickChair - Oliver Marc Hartwich, Research Director at Policy Exchange with responsibility for economic competitiveness, and co-author of a number of recent Policy Exchange publications, including Unaffordable Housing - Fables and Myths (2005) and The Best Laid Plans - How planning prevents economic growth (2007)

Session B - Strategic planning, infrastructure, and investment

clickSamuel R. Staley, Director of Urban and Land Use Policy, Reason Foundation, and co-author, with Ted Balaker, of The Road More Traveled: Why The Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do About It (2006) - Developing Infrastructure: Markets, Administrative Planning, and the Limits of Democracy

clickAustin Williams, Director of the Future Cities Project, and author and illustrator of NBS Shortcuts: essential guides for building designers - What does it mean when planners try to reduce the need to travel?

clickAnna Scothern, Director of the National Centre for Excellence in Housing, a joint venture business partnership between the Building Research Establishment and the National House Building Council - TITLE

clickNick Rosen, editor of, and author of How to Live off-grid, to be published by Doubleday (June 2007) - Off-Grid is a special case, deserving special treatment

Panel discussion and audience questions

clickChair - Paul Hyett, Chairman of RyderHKS, former president of the RIBA, Trustee of the Civic Trust, the British Architectural Library Trust, and the Construction Youth Trust, Board Director of the Building Centre, and Chairman of Carbon Vision, a sub-division of the Carbon Trust

15.30 Tea and Coffee

16.00 Lecture

Everyday Architecture

clickN. John Habraken, former Director of SAR, the Foundation for Architectural Research in the Netherlands, former Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, author of Supports; an Alternative to Mass Housing (1962), The Structure of the Ordinary (1998), and Palladio's Children (2005)

Audience questions

clickChair - Gordon Murray, Principal in gm+ad architects, former President of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Visiting Professor in Architecture and Urban Design, University of Strathclyde, and board member of the Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Architecture and Design

17.30 Break



clickFriday evening presentation - Will Alsop

clickSaturday 19 May 2007

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