Monthly Archives: September 2013

The RTPI Needs You!

Nominations close on 30 September for the three, two-year places on General Assembly reserved for student or licentiate RTPI members. General Assembly is the “debating chamber” of the Institute and meets three times a year in central London – reasonable travel costs are reimbursed. Membership of GA is a wonderful career opportunity: you have the […]

REVIEW: Young Planners Summer Social – The Sanctum Soho Hotel

Whether they were involved in person, or through social media, this year’s Young Planners Summer Social was thoroughly enjoyed by all. On Thursday 29th August 2013, The Sanctum Soho Hotel, a plush boutique hotel situated on Warwick Street, played host to the annual event where over 60 young planners came together to meet new people, […]

2nd London Neighbourhood Planning Gathering

RTPI London members are invited to the 2nd London Neighbourhood Planning Gathering! Please RSVP to angela@imagineplaces.co.uk Date: Friday 25th October 2013 Time: 6pm for 6.30pm Where: The Oxford (up-stairs), Kentish Town, 256 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2AA (www.theoxfordnw5.co.uk) What to expect: An informal gathering of London’s N’hood Planning people. Kicked off by a 30 minutes […]

Help Save The London Society

The London Society Last year the London Society celebrated its centenary.  This year it faces dissolution as a separate entity. Formed at a time when urban planning was in its infancy, the Society was then a major force in determining the future shape of what is now Greater London and its membership read like a […]

London Planning Summit 2013 – River Cruise and Wine Tasting Evening

<<< Back to the London Planning Summit 2013 homepage The River Cruise and Wine Tasting Evening was kindly supported by our sponsors  KDH Associates and Iceni Projects and was attended by 100 delegates from across London and Beyond. Delegates set sail on board the MV Elizabethan from Butlers Wharf which sailed west towards Battersea Power Station […]

London Planning Summit 2013 – Study Tour 5 – White City

<<< Back to the London Planning Summit 2013 homepage This tour was kindly led by Jackie Simkins (Planning Regeneration Officer, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham) and Neil Button (Principal Planning Regeneration Officer, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham). The White City Opportunity Area sits within Hammersmith and Fulham and covers 110 hectares, including Shepherd’s Bush […]

London Planning Summit 2013 – Study Tour 4 – Old Oak

<<< Back to the London Planning Summit 2013 homepage This tour was kindly led by Tom Cardis (Lead Officer for Planning Policy Regeneration, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham) and Farrah Rossi (Old Oak Project Manager, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham). Some 15 delegates (including Sir Peter Hall) braved the west London mizzle to investigate […]

London Planning Summit 2013 – Study Tour 3 – Marylebone High Street

<<< Back to the London Planning Summit 2013 homepage This tour was kindly led by Simon Baynham (Property Director, Howard de Walden Estate) and Andrew Wilson (Planning and Projects Director, Howard de Walden Estate). 15 delegates started off the tour at the Conrad Shop on Maryleybone Lane. Here they were greeted by Simon Baynham  the Property Director for the […]

London Planning Summit 2013 – Study Tour 2 – Paddington Waterside & Business Improvement District (BID)

<<< Back to the London Planning Summit 2013 homepage Download presentation Undeterred by the rain, a group of delegates led by Chris Peers and Tom Harris from Paddington BID explored the Paddington Waterside Partnership (PWP) and Business Improvement District (BID) areas to examine how 14 individual schemes have been brought together to develop a safer, greener and […]

London Planning Summit 2013 – Study Tour 1 – Paddington Crossrail

<<< Back to the London Planning Summit 2013 homepage Presentation coming soon This tour was expertly led by Matthew Dormer (Town Planning Adviser, Crossrail), David Keeley (Crossrail) and Graham Abrey (Historic Building and Conservation Consultant). The tour started off with a presentation at Paddington Crossrail’s site office where delegates learnt about the scale of the […]

London Planning Summit 2013 – Presidential Address

<<< Back to the London Planning Summit 2013 homepage Dr Peter Geraghty, President, Royal Town Planning Institute Download presentation Dr Geraghty started his presentation by setting out the main challenges facing society, which planners have a key role in, including: flooding and climate change, rapid urbanisation, increasing population, ageing demographics, obesity and health, food production, […]

London Planning Summit 2013 – Plenary 3 – Planning Infrastructure Beyond Boundaries

<<< Back to the London Planning Summit 2013 homepage Peter Moth, Principal Transport Planner, Transport for London Download presentation Peter’s presentation started by introducing the High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) scheme and its interface with London. He said that the 2nd phase of the HS2 project, extending north of Birmingham, would represent a “seismic change” […]