Monthly Archives: November 2012

RTPI London is looking for new committee members

RTPI London is seeking nominations for election to next year’s Regional Management Board and Regional Activities Committee. The region needs more people to become involved in its Governance, CPD, writing for the London Calling blog, supporting the Young Planners Committee and other social activities. We need you to contribute views on current planning issues. What […]

Review: Smart Communities Connect, World Town Planning Day 2012, 8th November

Over 100 built environment professionals gathered for London’s annual World Town Planning Day debate to learn how  smart technologies can be used to improve our cities: making them more energy efficient, resilient and liveable places. With London 2012 having showcased how technology can assist with regeneration and of the Royal Borough of Greenwich acting as […]

EVENT: Good Design = Good Planning Seminar #2

Best (and Worst) Practice in Urban Design, 6.30pm – 29 November 2012 NLA Gallery, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT The next seminar in our series will explore the roles that planners play in achieving best (and worst) practice in urban design. Featuring presentations from Stewart Murray the new assistant director of planning at the GLA; […]

RTPI London Annual General Meeting and Pub Quiz of the Year

RTPI London Pub Quiz of the Year and Annual General Meeting – 22 November 2012 RTPI London AGM – 5.30pm – 18.45pm  End of year Pub Quiz – 19.00pm – late! RTPI London would like to invite you and your colleagues to join us at the Blue Anchor for our Annual General Meeting, followed by […]

Young Planners Conference: Tour 10: Managing Change in the City of London

Delegates were taken on a heritage tour within the City of London hosted by CgMs Historic Building Consultants Laurie Handcock and Kate Falconer-Hall. This gave delegates an insight into the City of London’s unique governance arrangements and how the ‘Corporation’ made up of business members in since 1189 could be the reason for the strong economic motives […]

Young Planners Conference: Tour 9: BBC Broadcasting House

This tour was kindly led by Andrew Fullerton (BBC), David Gavin (NLP) and Heather Marshall (NLP). The BBC’s West End site is Europe’s largest news broadcast centre. The development, which is now completed, forms an extension to the Grade II* listed Broadcasting House, the home and corporate headquarters to the BBC since the 1930s. This […]

Young Planners Conference: Tour 7: Hackney Wick and Fish Island

Braving  the inclement weather that beset East London on the Saturday afternoon, this (mostly open-air) tour provided an interesting insight into a part of London that Neil Smith might refer to as being on the Urban Frontier. Our 15-strong group arrived at Hackney Wick Overground station to be met by our tour guides; Esther Everett […]

Young Planners Conference: Tour 6: Westfield Stratford City

Thank you to Jon Watson for leading the tour of the recently opened Westfield Development and to the twenty plus delegates who attended this tour. The recently opened Westfield Stratford Development, which is adjacent to the Olympic Park, is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe and is the third largest shopping centre […]