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Nicholas SchoonSteve BelmontSimon FairlieJames HeartfieldCaspar Hewett




Andrew CalcuttNick HubbleJules LubbockCany AshJon Pugh




Shelagh GrantSteve DaleyDavid BirkbeckGraham U'renMark Brinkley




James WoudhuysenMichael TrudgeonOwen HatherleyAndrew RabeneckWilliam McLean




Thomas SievertsAlan HudsonAlan MoranMichael OwensTimandra Harkness


Ian Abley

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 Saturday 19 May 2007

9.00 Registration and Coffee

9.30 Plenary

Who is the town and the countryside for?

clickNicholas Schoon, Director of Communications, Campaign to Protect Rural England, and author of The Chosen City (2001) - Sprawl bad, planning good

clickSteve Belmont, member of the American Institute of Architects, president of the Great Cities Alliance, and author of Cities in Full: Recognizing and Realizing the Great Potential of Urban America (2002) - The social, environmental, and economic costs of urban land underutilization

clickSimon Fairlie, Director of Chapter 7, the planning arm of The Land Is Ours network, and co-editor of The Land - Ruralization: An alternative to sprawl

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

Panel discussion and audience questions

clickChair - Caspar Hewett, mathematician and engineer with over twelve years of research experience in academia and industry, Director of The Great Debate, and Crucible 2006 awardee working for NESTA

11.00 Tea and Coffee

11.30 Workshop Sessions

Session C - Finding the public in the British planning process

clickAndrew Calcutt, Principal Lecturer, University of East London, editor of Rising East, and author of Arrested Development: pop culture and the erosion of adulthood (1998) - Seeing Through Transparency: the plight of planners without the public

clickNick Hubble, Research Fellow of the Centre for Suburban Studies, Kingston University, Kingston, and the author of Mass-Observation and Everyday Life (2006) - The Utopian Dialectic of Housing Development

clickJules Lubbock, Professor at the Department of Art History and Theory, University of Essex, architecture critic for the New Statesman, speechwriter to the Prince of Wales, author of The Tyranny of Taste (1995), and Concepts of Self in the Theory and Practice of Architecture and Town-Planning since 1945 (2006) - Can English Planning be Reformed?

clickCany Ash, Partner of Ash Sakula Architects - Empowering the public as a positive force for good design

Panel discussion and audience questions

clickChair - Jonathan Pugh, Senior Academic Fellow in Territorial Governance at the Institute for Policy and Practice, Global Urban Research Unit, Newcastle University, co-developer of the academic network The Space of Democracy and the Democracy of Space, and author of over forty articles on public participation in planning in the developed and developing world

Session D - How development in Ireland is not the same as in Britain, and England not the same as Scotland and Wales

clickShelagh Grant, Chief Executive of The Housing Forum, part of Constructing Excellence - TITLE

clickSteve Daley, Director of the development education group Trasna An Domhain Go Léir, and an economics graduate of Trinity College Dublin - Why housing supply and house prices are going BOOM-BOOM in the Celtic Tiger

clickDavid Birkbeck, Chief Executive of Design for Homes, a board member of the Housing Forum, manager of the Building for Life office for CABE and the Home Builders Federation, and creator of the room space comparison website www.swingacat.info - Small Village Schemes; How do they hurt England?

clickGraham U'ren, a senior planner at the UK legal firm Dundas & Wilson, Director of the Built Environment Forum for Scotland, and former Director of The Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland - Scotland - Big Plans for a Small Country

Panel discussion and audience questions

clickChair - Mark Brinkley, Contributing Editor on Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, resident speaker at the magazine's selfbuild exhibitions, and the author of the best-selling The Housebuilder's Bible

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Plenary

How architects should fight for social and technological change

clickJames Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University, Leicester, Board member of the Housing Forum, Director of audacity, and co-author of Why is construction so backward? (2004) - The global agenda in housing innovation

clickMichael Trudgeon, Director and senior designer, Crowd Productions Proprietary Limited, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia - All tomorrows houses: Mobility as the technological antidote to localism

clickOwen Hatherley, researching Everyday Life, Mass Production, Mass Politics and the Avant Garde in Weimar Germany and the USSR, 1917-1934, his PhD at Birkbeck College, London, and writes for Socialist Worker, Historical Materialism, and Archinect - Architecture or Revolution - Lessons from the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne

clickAndrew Rabeneck, former Director European Facilities for Salomon Brothers International Limited, former Divisional Managing Director for Interior Services Group PLC in Europe, former Assistant Director of Estates Imperial College London, and doctoral student at ICL in the History of Technology - Construction Myths: Do they get in the way of success?

Panel discussion and audience questions

clickChair - William McLean, joint coordinator of Technical Studies at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster, tutors in technology, collaborates with artists and designers, and has co-developed ideas for "haptic" computer interfaces

15.30 Tea and Coffee

16.00 Closing Plenary Discussion

Where to for planning?

clickThomas Sieverts, Partner in S.K.A.T., Architekten und Stadtplaner, Bonn, Köln, former Professor of Urban Design at the Technical University Darmstadt, former Professor at the School of Town Planning, University of Nottingham, and author of Cities without Cities: An interpretation of the Zwischenstadt (2004) - Cities without Cities - a challenge for planning

clickAlan Hudson, Director, Leadership Programmes for China, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, and co-author of Basildon - The mood of the nation - The Twenty-first Century City - The making of citizens

clickAlan Moran, Director of the Deregulation Unit, Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne, Australia, and author of The Tragedy of Planning (2006) - Housing Affordability and its Socio-Economic Consequences: Lessons from Downunder

clickMichael Owens, Head of Regeneration at the London Borough of Merton - TITLE

Audience questions

clickChair - Timandra Harkness, Director of engaging cogs, the EPSRC forum for public discussion around engineering, Director of FameLab, Cheltenham Science Festival's search for new talent in Science Communication, and a freelance writer and journalist

17.30 Acknowledgements

Where to for Audacity International 2008?

clickIan Abley, Project Manager for audacity, Research Engineer at the Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Engineering, Loughborough University, co-author of Why is construction so backward? (2004) and co-editor of Manmade Modular Megastructures (2006)


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