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Amended event: Responding to growth: planning for the future
November 24, 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
AMENDMENT: Please note that there has been a last minute change to the keynote speaker for this conference. We will hear from Richard Blyth, Head of Policy Practice and Research at the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Richard Blyth has been Head of Policy Practice and Research at the RTPI since September 2011. Since then he has established the RTPI’s new policy paper series starting with Housing in 2013 and also the special RTPI Centenary Planning Horizons research programme with 5 projects being published in 2014. He is in charge of the RTPI’s work on Brexit and the RTPI’s England policy. Prior to this he was an Associate Director at Capita Symonds where he worked on commissions for local authorities on infrastructure planning to support core strategies, and for a number of private clients on regeneration schemes. He spent over four years in the Civil Service, including being responsible for Local Plans in England. Richard led a small team within the Joint Strategic Planning Unit which produced the last Berkshire Structure Plan and has also worked for district councils on local plans. He spent two years in the Gambia West Africa as a physical planning officer working on physical development plans and market regeneration.
Join the Rt Revd Robert Springett, Bishop of Tewkesbury and our keynote speaker, Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE, Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute to discuss the Government White Paper, Planning for the Future.
The Rt Revd Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington and Vice Chair of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community will give a theological reflection.
Please register for the meeting here and you will be sent a joining link.
Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE is Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute with over 22 years in senior roles in planning, transport, organisational leadership and development. She latterly led the UK’s largest regeneration project at Old Oak.
Using the convening role of the Institute, she makes the case for resourcing planning and advocating the important role of putting planning at the heart of government delivery for the quality places that people want to live in. She is driving forward delivery of the RTPI’s Corporate Strategy for the 25,000 member strong RTPI, focussing on raising the profile of planning, elevating the value of professionalism, and promoting a diverse and inclusive profession to ensure genuine representation of the society in which we work. Victoria is also currently serving as a Commissioner on the Essex Climate Action Commission and sits on the Advisory Group to the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Commission.