With changing demographics, digital technologies and a new globalisation, plus the substantial and urgent impact of a climate emergency, we know how we live, work, move around, shop and learn is changing. This, in turn, is already having profound impacts on how we plan and develop places and communities. All of which poses challenges, such as the future of our high streets, but also opportunities for people involved in shaping places.

The TCPA’s 2019 Annual Conference, 'Facing the Future', will draw on the key drivers of change and consider what this means for how people are planning new and renewed communities, and how that may need to continue to evolve in the future. It will draw on examples of innovative approaches that are embracing new technology, utilising data and responding to the huge challenge posed by climate change. Importantly, it will be an opportunity to reflect on how such approaches can enhance people’s lives, so that in embracing new technology or approaches we do not lose sight of the importance of building and renewing communities, rather than just buildings.

The conference will include speakers from a wide range of bodies including Euan Mills, Head of Digital Planning, Future Cities CatapultTom Bloxham MBE, Chairman, Urban Splash; Kenta Konishi, Chief Executive Officer, Sekisui House UK Ltd; John Quinton-Barber, Founder, Social; Harpreet Aujla, Planning Caseworker, Southwark Law Centre; Radhika Bynon, Director of Programmes, The Young Foundation; David Bird, Director, Vectos; Roland Karthaus, Matter Architecture and Dr Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, TCPA. 

This conference is vital for all those involved in the renewal or creation of 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.                           

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Draft Agenda:

10.00   Registration and networking

            Tea & coffee available

10.45   Welcome and introduction from the Chair

Mary Parsons, Chair, TCPA; and Group Director Placemaking and Regeneration, Places for People


Session 1: What will the future hold?

10.50   Keynote address – Key drivers of change

Euan Mills, Head of Digital Planning, Future Cities Catapult

11.15   The future of housing design

Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman, Urban Splash and Kenta Konishi, Chief Executive Officer, Sekisui House UK Ltd

11.35   Questions & discussion with the audience

11.40   The threat posed by climate change

Dr Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, TCPA

12.00   Questions & discussion with the audience

12.15   Lunch Break


Session 2: Planning to embrace change

13.15   Innovation in transport planning

David Bird, Director, Vectos

13.35   Planning for intergenerational living

Roland Karthaus, Director, Matter Architecture 

13.55   Hampshire 2050, Vision for the Future  

Chris Murray, Head of Strategic Planning, Hampshire County Council 

14.15   Questions & discussion with the audience

14.30   Tea & Coffee Break


Session 3: Supporting communities to embrace change

15.00   Public opinion in the digital age. Be bold. Be daring

John Quinton-Barber, Founder, Social

Facilitated discussion on sustaining strong communities and supporting them to influence future change, with:

  • Radhika Bynon, Director of Programmes, The Young Foundation 
  • Harpreet Aujla, Planning Caseworker, Southwark Law Centre
  • John Quinton-Barber, Founder, Social

15.50   Conclusions from the Chair

Mary Parsons, Chair, TCPA; and Group Director Placemaking and Regeneration, Places for People

16:00   Conference finishes


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