All Planned Out?
The Worldwide Impact of the British Town and Country Planning System
18 and 19 May 2007
Director of engaging cogs, the EPSRC funded forum for public discussion around engineering. Timandra is also Director of FameLab, Cheltenham Science Festival's search for new talent in Science Communication. She produces and hosts public science and engineering events for the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Dana Centre, and the Institute of Ideas.
16.00 to 17.30 on Saturday 19 May 2007
Where to for planning?
In this closing session, chaired by Timandra, Thomas Sieverts, Alan Hudson, Alan Moran, and Michael Owens will discuss where they believe the future of development control is to be made. In Britain land use and spatial planning has maintained a separation from the technical building control system, but that disengagement need not persist. Is planning to be more of a positive institution, better devoted to the encouragement of the production and renewal of the man-made environment, or more of a negative force, attempting to contain social aspirations for space and opportunity? Is the built environment the negative that public planning must positively regulate? In a fast developing world, is it too simplistic to expect land use plans to reflect complex political and economic change?
Thomas 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
Alan 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
Alan 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
Where to for planning?
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