More than half a century after the post-war New Towns were built, the idea of building a new generation of New Towns to help solve the housing crisis is moving up the political agenda. With this in mind, what lessons - good and bad - can we learn from the first generation of New Towns? What is their situation now, and what needs to be done to ensure they flourish and continue to provide good places to live? And how can we make sure that the next generation of New Towns create successful 21st century communities?

This 1-day conference will explore transferable lessons from the delivery of the post-war new towns; hear how existing new towns are tackling growth and renewal; and what is needed to make a new generation of new towns a success.  

Timings: registration from 10.00am for a 10.30am start.  The conference will end by 16.30pm.

Agenda

10.30 Introduction from the Chair - Mary Parsons, Chair, TCPA; and Group Director Placemaking and Regeneration, Places for People (Confirmed)

Session 1: Opportunities & challenges for the UK’s New Towns

10.35 An Introduction to the UK’s New Towns – challenges and opportunities - Kate Henderson, TCPA Chief Executive (Confirmed)

10.50 Keynote speech: Priorities for the All Party Parliamentary Group on New Towns - Lucy Allan MP, Chair of APPG on New Towns and MP for Telford (Confirmed)

11.05 Lessons from Stevenage, the first New Town - Sharon Taylor OBE, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council (Confirmed)

Questions and discussion with the audience

11.30 Tea & coffee break and networking

Session 2: Lessons in growth & renewal

11.50 Introduction from the Chair - Mary Parsons, Chair, TCPA; and Group Director Placemaking and Regeneration, Places for People (Confirmed)

11.55 Growth & Renewal in UK New Towns – Preview of latest TCPA Research Project - Katy Lock, Projects & Policy Manager (Garden Cities & New Towns) TCPA (Confirmed)

12.10 Warrington: From New Town to New City - Andy Farrall, Executive Director (economic growth, regeneration and environment) & Deputy Chief Executive, Warrington Borough Council (Confirmed)

12.25 Inclusive Growth & Renewal in Basildon - Speaker, Breakthrough Basildon Commission (Invited)

Questions and discussion with the audience

13.00 Lunch and networking

14.00 Introduction from the chair - Mary Parsons, Chair, TCPA; and Group Director Placemaking and Regeneration, Places for People 

Session 3: A new towns programme for today

14.10 Update on the Government’s programme for garden villages, towns and cities - Speaker, Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (Invited)

14.25 New Towns Act 2018 - Hugh Ellis, Policy Director, TCPA (Confirmed)

14:40 Delivering New Towns in the Oxford-Cambridge Corridor - Bridget Rosewell OBE, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission (Confirmed)

15.00 Strategic Planning for New Towns today - David Lock Associates (Confirmed – speaker TBC)

Questions and discussion with the audience

15.50 Conclusions from the Chair - Mary Parsons, Chair, TCPA; and Group Director Placemaking and Regeneration, Places for People 

16.00 Conference finishes

Agenda may be subject to change. 


Who should attend?

This conference is vital for all those involved in the renewal or creation of new communities: councillors, policy makers, developers, housebuilders, planners, consultants, urban designers, academics, architects, landscape architects, community activists – and anyone else who wants to help forge a consensus about the way we shape the country for the common good.


This conference has kindly been supported by The Lady Margaret Patterson Osborn Trust and

       

Interested in sponsoring this high-profile event? Please contact [email protected] 


This conference will include a preview of the latest stage of the TCPA's research into lessons from the New Towns and Garden Cities -this time looking at growth and renewal. 
More on the TCPA's New Towns and Garden Cities research here

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