Planning for sustainable urban living: problem or solution?
Chris Balch, Professor of Planning with Plymouth University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, will be giving his inaugural professional lecuture on Thursday 27th October at 6.00pm on ‘Planning for sustainable urban living: problem or solution?’ The lecture is open to all and everyone is welcome to attend.
At at time of further reforms to the planning system in the UK, the lecture will explore the societal context within which the planning profression must operate. The contested role of planning will be critically examined from both ‘user’ and ‘consumer’ perspectives highlighting the need to establish a new consensus of its role in promoting sustainable development. The lecture will explore the positive contribution which planning is making in enabling the renaissance of urban living across Europe and draw lessons which can help places like Plymouth adapt to changing economic, social and enironmental conditions.
This lecture is on 27th October 2011 at 18:00 in Portland Square. Please RSVP to Paula Simson at the Faculty of Science and Technology. 007, Smeaton Building. Tel (01752)584503. This lecture is probably of particular relevance to year 1 concerning module 407 – Connecting Sustainable Practices, unfortunately as far as I can see it clashes with the PADS Lecture with John Pardey Architects. Decisions!