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Past Event

DEBATE | A Better Green Belt? Making the Green Belt fit for the 21st Century

event Thursday, 4 May 2017

access_time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

£   7/14

location_on The Gallery - 75 Cowcross Street, London , EC1M 6EL

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Passions run high on all sides in discussions about the future of the Green Belt, but what, if anything, should be done? 

The Green Belt that has wrapped around London since the 1930s was created due, in large part, to the advocacy of the London Society. 

But does this 20th Century solution for restricting the capital’s growth meet the challenges of the 21st? Could the Green Belt be improved to help the environment and better facilitate new housing?

Previous debates have tended to generate more heat than light, with speakers characterised as “for” or “against” the Green Belt. This London Society event will present a range of views and see if there are any approaches that can satisfy all parties.

Join us for what is sure to be a lively, stimulating and interesting discussion.

Speakers include:

Richard Knox Johnston, London Green Belt Council Richard Upton, Deputy Chief Executive U+I plc Merrick Denton-Thompson, the Landscape Institute John Myers, London YIMBY Alice Roberts, CPRE Chaired by Paul Finch, editorial director of the Architects' Journal
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