Peter Murray
EVENT - Talk

Saturday, 21 October to Saturday, 18 November, 11:30 - 12:30

Non-members who block book will receive 1 year's membership

Want to distinguish your Garden City from your City Garden OR learn how we went from Green Belt to Green Growth? 

The London Society’s Saturday Morning City Planning School is for you!

Following on from the immensely successful Saturday Morning Architecture School, this series of events seeks to provide an overview of how and why our cities have grown in the way they have, with a focus on London. We’ll explore the history of London’s development over the past 2000 years and its urban revival in the past quarter of a century. We’ll explain how decisions are made and how the idea of “affordable” housing, which dominates the media, has emerged over two centuries of debate to the viability-driven decision-making of today. Leading the course will be an expert line-up of speakers, from academia and practice, sharing their experience with an overview of how our city (and cities) have been managed over time and what the future holds.

Speakers are chosen for their expertise in each field and the talks will be fully illustrated. There will be ample time for discussion and questions afterwards.

Classes will be held between 11:30 and 12:30/1pm at The Building Centre where we will have access to New London Architecture's magnificent 1:300,000 scale model of London to help illustrate each of these talks.  
The Gentleman Baristas' will also be on hand in the cafe to supply you with some of the best coffee in town!

Saturday, 21 October
London History: 2000 years of London Plans.
- Duncan Bowie 

Saturday, 28 October
Social/Affordable Housing: Its origins, development and modern affordable debate.
- Dr. Paul Watt (Birkbeck University)

Saturday, 4 November
Regeneration: The compact city and renewal.
-Dr Paul Watt (Birkbeck)

Saturday, 11 November
Delivering Growth: How change happens on the ground.
- Rachel Fisher (Department for Communities and Local Government)

Saturday, 18 November
The Future of Planning: What’s broken and how should we fix it?
- Zoe Green

Run in association with the Built Environment Trust. 

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