Celebrate The Summer School's 80th Anniversary!
6-9 September 2013
Leeds University will host the Planning Summer School Weekender 2013, our 80th Anniversary. Booking is open and we’re anticipating, as ever, that an exceptional line-up of speakers together with delegates attracted from all walks and fields of planning will make this School a big success. In addition, we're delighted that Leeds University offers an extremely high standard of accommodation appropriate for celebrating our Anniversary and maintaining the quality set in Liverpool last year.
The programme for the Anniversary Weekender includes chances to learn from the experts, join in discussions in the plenary sessions and the original 'Big Debate', and have fun at our evening events, including our Anniversary dinner and the always entertaining Leeds Challenge Quiz. In addition explore the wider Leeds area on one of our ever popular Study Tours, this year including visits to Leeds city centre, the Allerton Bywater Millennium community, Wakefield city centre, and Harrogate.
Confirmed speakers addressing the Anniversary School include Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, whose review of planning guidance was published last December, who will open the School; RTPI President Peter Geraghty; TCPA Chief executive Kate Henderson; Rob Cowan, who will provide an expert and entertaining guide to design; Dave Chetwyn, director of Urban Vision Enterprises CIC and a Design Council CABE enabler, will provide an update on Neighbourhood Plans; Jed Griffiths will advise on planning and probity; Clive Dutton, executive director for regeneration and inward investment at the London Borough of Newham will discuss issues around short term recovery or long term stability; and the RSPB’s Simon Marsh will consider how the environment can help secure a prosperous future.
Taking part in the Big Debate, and posing the question whether Planning is Friend or Foe of Prosperity, will be Lawrence Revill, Managing Director of David Lock Associates, Phil Crabtree, Chief Planning Officer at Leeds City Council, Ruth Reed, past president of RIBA, and Bruno Moore, head of town planning at Sainsbury’s.
Many of our confirmed speakers have been listed in ‘Planning’ magazine’s recently published Power 100 list of key influential figures in the sector, including Clive Dutton, Peter Geraghty, Kate Henderson, Simon Marsh and Lord Taylor of Goss Moor.
Book now for the 2013 School and take advantage of the special early bird and excellent value multi-ticket rates.
Finally we extend a big thank you to our supporters, volunteers, speakers and delegates who made the 2012 Summer School Weekender a key and valued event in the planning calendar. We intend that the 2013 Weekender will mark a fitting celebration for our 80th Anniversary. Keep up-to-date via the website, Twitter and Facebook.
Planning Summer School is an independent educational charity and we are very grateful to the organisations below for their generosity and support which enable us to continue to deliver education and training in the field of planning.