Uk ireland planning july 2011

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Uk ireland planning july 2011

  1. 1. 2011 UK/Ireland Planning Research ConferencePLANNING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES IN CHALLENGING TIMES12-14 September 2011 - University of BirminghamA unique conference aimed at academics, students and practitioners which offers the opportunity todebate on the current challenges of planning research and practice. What is the role and remit ofplanning in these challenging times when places and communities will need to be increasingly resilient?Do communities have the skills to make effective decisions affecting their resilience and will all voices beheard equally? How is planning reconciling the challenge of finding solutions and spatial strategies thatwill deliver ‘more for less’ whilst balancing future needs and resources?The Conference will include an open forum with Richard Summers, RTPI President on The Futureof Planning in Challenging Times, followed by a drinks reception. It will also comprise a set ofthematic sessions and round tables on different topics including climate change, urban regeneration,transport, localism or ‘blue-sky thinking’ regarding the challenges possibly faced by planners in 20-30years time.Keynote Speakers:Richard Summers, RTPI PresidentLord Richard Rogers, Rogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersProfessor Simin Davoudi, Newcastle UniversityKelvin MacDonald, RTPI and Spatial Effects LtdKieran Rose, Dublin City CouncilBook for the whole conference or come for the day! For more information and to register online visit www.curs.bham.ac.uk/planning-research-conference-2011 or contact Yvonne Harley: y.t.harley@bham.ac.uk

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