ESPON INTERSTRAT
2011-07-26 16:35:02

ESPON - INTERSTRAT Conference in London: Planning for Growth – What can we learn from Europe?
2011-07-26 16:35:02 by ECP PL

Photo by Hisks

This conference is organised by the RTPI and UK ESPON Contact Point: London, 30 September 2011.

This one-day conference will bring together leading UK practitioners, policy makers and researchers to discuss what can be learnt from Europe about planning for growth. A panel of experts from Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Slovenia will discuss the ways in which these countries are going about planning for growth. This event offers a unique opportunity for intensive briefing and debate that focuses state of the art thinking across Europe on the challenges facing decision-makers in the UK.

Draft Programme (pdf)

Registration Form (pdf)

 

Background reading

Europe 2020 Strategy                                                                                                                                          Photo by Hisks
Territorial Agenda 2020

Related ESPON projects

ATTREG (Attractiveness of European cities and regions for residents and visitors)
CAEE (The case for agglomeration economies in Europe)
KIT (Knowledge, innovation, territory)
SeGI (Services of general interest)

 

Venue

Main Hall
Woburn House
20 Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9HQ
 

Draft Programme


9.30 – 10.00 Registration – tea & coffee on arrival


10.00 – 10.10 Introductions: aims of the day Richard Summers, RTPI President
10.10 – 10.30 Using Cohesion Policy to deliver growth. Keynote speaker: tbc
10.30 – 10.50 Reforming the Planning System in England. Speaker: Shona Dunn, Director of Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government (tbc)
10.50 – 11.10 Q&A Session 1


11.10 – 11.30 Key messages from ESPON for the UK - Lessons learned from the Synthesis Report. Speaker: Cliff Hague, ESPON UK Contact Point
11.30 – 11.50 Barriers to growth and the Draft National Planning Policy Framework Prof. Paul Cheshire, London School of Economics
11.50 – 12.10 A planning system for growth – the Local Enterprise Partnerships’ view. Speaker tbc
12.10 – 12.30 Q&A Session 2


12.30 – 13.30 Lunch


13.30 – 13.45 ESPON - achievements and challenges. Speaker: Peter Mehlbye, Director, ESPON Coordination Unit
13.45 – 14.45 Research / practice dialogues:
Workshop 1: Innovation and the knowledge economy. Speaker: KIT Project (tbc)
Workshop 2: The attractiveness of regions and cities for residents and visitors. Speaker: ATTREG Project (tbc)
Workshop 3: Services and regional development. Speaker: SeGi Project (tbc)
Workshop 4: The case for sustainable urban development in Europe. Speaker: CAEE Project (tbc)

14.45 – 15.00 Tea & coffee break

15.00 – 15.30 Reporting back from the 4 workshops. The 4 facilitators reporting back.
15.30 – 16.15 European approaches to planning for growth. Roundtable discussion with a panel of experts from Europe facilitated by Prof. Gordon Dabinett, Sheffield University
16.15 – 16.35 European cities – performance, policies and prospects. Speaker: Prof. Michael Parkinson, Liverpool John Moores University
16.35 – 16.45 Summary of the day – key messages for ESPON and practitioners Richard Summers, RTPI President

16.45 Close

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