A Big Thank You to our 2013 Speakers, Delegates and Sponsors!
Now Planning Ahead for 2014...
...Venue to be Announced
Leeds University hosted the Planning Summer School Weekender 2013, our 80th Anniversary. An exceptional line-up of speakers together with delegates attracted from all walks and fields of planning have made the ‘Anniversary Weekender’ a really big success. Presentations from the School are now available in the Library on the website. Follow the tab above.
The programme for the Anniversary Weekender included 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 wine receptions and the always entertaining Leeds Challenge Quiz. In addition delegates explored the wider Leeds area on one of our ever popular Study Tours, this year including visits to Leeds city centre, the Aire Valley, Wakefield city centre, and Harrogate.
Speakers addressing the Anniversary School included Lord Taylor of Goss Moor, whose review of planning guidance was published last December, who opened the School; RTPI President Peter Geraghty; Mary Cook from Cornerstone Chambers who gave a valuable legal update; TCPA Chief executive Kate Henderson; Rob Cowan, who provided an expert and entertaining guide to design; Dave Chetwyn, director of Urban Vision Enterprises CIC and a Design Council CABE enabler, provided an update on Neighbourhood Plans; Jed Griffiths advised on planning and probity; the RSPB’s Simon Marsh MBE considered how the environment can help secure a prosperous future; Ron Tate gave insights on regeration in a time of austerity; and Chris Shepley CBE entertained everyone speaking at the Anniversary Gala Dinner.
Taking part in the Big Debate, and posing the question whether Planning is Friend or Foe of Prosperity, were 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 Peter Geraghty, Kate Henderson, Simon Marsh and Lord Taylor of Goss Moor.
Finally we extend a big thank you to our supporters, volunteers, speakers and delegates who all made the 2013 Weekender a fitting celebration for our 80th Anniversary. Keep up-to-date via the website, Twitter and Facebook.
Download the 2013 Anniversary Weekender Programme PDF.
Planning Summer School is an independent educational charity and we are very grateful to the organisations below for their generosity and support in 2013 which enable us to continue to deliver education and training in the field of planning.