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Past Event

TALKS | Saturday Morning Planning School (five lecture series)

event Saturday, 21 October 2017

access_time 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

turned_in_not £20-£60

location_on The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT

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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.

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 NovemberThe Future of Planning: What’s broken and how should we fix it?- Zoe Green

Run in association with the Built Environment Trust.