Monthly Archives: June 2013

Forgotten Spaces London 2013: Shortlist Announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects today confirmed details of the shortlists for the hugely popular Forgotten Spaces ideas competitions. With 147 submissions in London it is one of the largest open ideas competitions of its kind run by the RIBA. The judges’ selection includes a range of innovative, imaginative and some more practical ideas […]

EVENT REVIEW: IFHP Centenary World Congress – London Workshop, 7th June 2013

As part of the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) Centenary World Congress a day-long session was held at UCL to examine London’s future growth, fittingly entitled topic of “Developing London: Up or Out?”. The event was hosted by a cross-industry panel of experts; Jonathan Manns (Associate Director, Colliers International), Colin Wilson (Strategic Planning […]

EVENT REVIEW: Navigating the Assessment of Professional Competence 17th June Colliers International

On Monday 17th June, a healthy contingent of chartered and would-be chartered town planners converged on Colliers International’s offices to learn about that most fear-inducing of navigational challenges. Seemingly even more intense than navigating one’s way out of the Barbican Centre, this evening was devoted to the RTPI Assessment of Professional Competence.

UPCOMING EVENT: RTPI Young Planners’ Conference 2013: Leeds – 12th October

Taking place in Leeds on from October 11th – 12, Planning out of Recession places growth as the central theme of the 2013 Young Planners’ Conference. There is an impressive line-up of high profile speakers including Planning Minister Nick Boles MP, Chief Planner Steve Quartermain, and Chair of the influential Communities and Local Government Select […]

EVENT REVIEW: Goes East – Discovering London’s Fastest Growing Destination

On Sunday 9th June (yes Sunday!) RTPI London joined in with the International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP)’s Centenary Congress by teaming-up with URBEGO (the ‘young’ arm of the IFHP) and headed east to look at the on-going regeneration of Newham’s arc of opportunity: the Royal Victoria Docks. The day started with a visit […]

Evening River Cruise with Wine Tasting Entertainment

Evening River Cruise with Wine Tasting Entertainment 6.30pm Thursday 19th September 2013 On the evening of our London Planning Summit, we will be hosting a unique social event, a chance for everyone to wind down and relax during a cruise of the Thames River aboard the MV Elizabethan.  Join us for a wonderful experience on […]

London Planning Summit 2013

London Planning Summit 2013 Planning Beyond Boundaries Thursday 19th September 2013 Etc Venues, 57 North Wharf Rd, Paddington, London, W2 1LA The London Planning Summit is a one day conference organised by RTPI London sponsored by KDH Associates and Iceni Projects. The theme for this year is Planning Beyond Boundaries which will consider current and emerging best practice planning in […]

REVIEW: “Temporary Spaces, Permanent Purposes” – Meanwhile Uses – 29th May

The NLA event held last Wednesday (29th May) was a swift but lively whistle-stop tour of ‘Meanwhile Uses’, at a very full St Chad’s Place at King’s Cross. Whilst we sipped our beers and nestled into the former mechanic’s workshop and Victorian warehouse, the tour chugged and jerked its way through a hand-picked collection of […]

REVIEW: Mediation in Planning

Francis Taylor Building hosted a fascinating seminar on Mediation in Planning on Tuesday 28th May. Barristers Craig Howell Williams QC and Jeremy Phillips QC presented on this increasingly import area for Planners.  Each drew on their considerable experience to highlight how Mediation has gained currency over the last decade due to: increased costs of litigation […]