The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the importance of the liveability of our local neighbourhoods. Although forced by national and local lockdowns, the way in which we use and value our neighbourhood has changed. 


The concept of the 20-minute neighbourhood is gaining significant attention in town planning around the world as we now work towards a COVID-19 recovery. The concept is all about ‘living locally’, with the ability to meet most of your daily needs within a 20-minute walk from home.  


This session will explore the learnings from Australia and New Zealand where work on delivering 20-minute neighbourhoods is taking shape and provide us with an insight into the practical steps being taken.  


This session will be of particular interest to local councillors, policymakers, planners and community groups who are new to the idea of the 20-minute neighbourhood and interested in making it happen here in the UK.  



8:00  Welcome and introduction from the Chair

Julia Thrift, Director of Healthier Place-making - TCPA 


8:10  Delivering 20-minute neighbourhoods in Melbourne

James Mant, Planning Projects Manager - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria


8:25  Establishing policy frameworks for 20-minute neighbourhoods

Trevor Shilton, Director of Active Living  Heart Foundation Australia


8:40  Delivering 20-minute neighbourhoods in Hamilton

Iain White, Professor of Environmental Planning  University of Waikato, New Zealand 


8:55  Q & A


9:30  End

Thanks to the support of Sport England, this webinar is free to attend. A recording will also be made available on the TCPA website.  

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