RTPI London will be running a year long centenary programme with each month following a theme, as stated below. Around these themes, we will continue to organise the ever popular Planning Law update, YP Speed Networking, RTPI London Football Tournament and many many more... This page will be updated regularly, so keep checking in for more information.
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Programme for RTPI London 2014
Thursday 30 January - Book launch and receptions drinks, Colliers
The launch of RTPI London's centenary book - 'Kaleidoscope City' featuring essays from top planning practitioners. Kindly sponsored by Colliers.
Wednesday 5th February - Abercrombie +70, NLA Gallery
70 years since the publication of the 1944 Abercrombie Plan we will be hosting an evening looking at how it shaped the city and discussing whether it is time for a new Abercrombie Plan. Sponsored by AECOM. For more information please click here.
Wednesday 5th March, Connected City - Palestra
TfL host an evening event looking at the importance of transport in planning for London and looking at how we will move around the city in the future.
Further tours and fringe events will be held in March investigating connectivity and movement around London.
April - Commercial City, CBRE
Planning for economy, retail, town centres and business. How we will plan to ensure London retains its status as a global commercial leader.
May - Livable City
Planning for people: housing, community facilities, living environment. How can we plan our way out of the Capital's housing crisis? How can we ensure the best quality sustainable housing design in the coming century?
June - Vertical City vs. Historic City
Discussing density, tall buildings and implications for heritage and environment. How tall will London be 100 years from now?
July - Cycle City
Cycling is becoming more popular in the city, although the revolution is being tarnished by safety concerns. How can we plan to make space for cycling in the century ahead?
August - Green City
London has some of the finest green spaces and parks of any capital city in Europe. With a rising population how can we make sure we keep this reputation. How can green infrastructure play a role in ensuring a resilient future for the capital?
September - Resilient City
The century ahead will see the Capital's planners address some serious challenges and threats including Climate change, energy and utility requirements. What should planners be doing to ensure we are creating a resilient city that meets the needs of a growing population?
Thursday 23 October - Future City - Siemens Crystal
The culmimation of our centenary series - a day long event to debate how we should be planning for the Capital over the the next 100 years.
For further information about the RTPI London Centenary programme, please email Lucy.