28 April 2020
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Governance of the green belt continues to generate a huge amount of interest and controversy. Although it is one of England’s most longstanding planning policies, the current housing crisis has led increasingly to calls for it to reformed or even abolished.
Yet despite debate around the effectiveness and positive/negative impacts of the policy nationally, there is less attention given to the key ingredients for successful strategic planning at a range of interconnected regional and local levels.
Drawing upon the latest geographical research and the experience of national and local planning policy-makers, practitioners and academics, this event draws out lessons for green belt management at ‘larger-than-local’ scales across a range of contrasting regions.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is delighted to be delivering this event in partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
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Registration over tea & coffee from 3.30pm
4.00pm - Brief welcome and introduction; setting the scene for Green Belt governance
4.30pm - Regional Perspectives on Green Belt governance (Presentations, then Q&A and discussion with speakers)
5.45pm - Responding to Regional Perspectives: Respondents reflect on the presentations, with audience Q&A and discussion
6.15pm - Brief closing remarks, leading into a networking drinks reception
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography and geographers. It shares and promotes the benefits a geographical approach can bring, creating spaces for researchers, policy-makers and professionals to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise, and adding geographical insight to debates, issues and policies in often complex and sensitive areas of decision-making.
The Royal Town Planning Institute is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning. It raises the profile of the planning profession and generates awareness of the invaluable contribution planners make to building sustainable communities and helping to drive economic wealth.
This forum has been convened by the RGS-IBG and RTPI in collaboration with Charles Goode (University of Birmingham), drawing upon Mr Goode’s research into governance of the green belt.
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