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18:15 - 21:00 17 November 2014

Too late for Utopia?


Christopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Kate Henderson, Chief Executive, Town and Country Planning Association, and is also a visiting professor at The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.
Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, Town and Country Planning Association, he is responsible for the Association's work on climate change and planning reform.

Britain faces extraordinary challenges, from climate change to growing inequality and global economics, but as a nation it has no plan for the future. In a special BSP public lecture, Kate Henderson and Hugh Ellis will talk about 'Rebuilding Britain - planning for a better future', their new book which asks a simple question: how can Britain organise itself, not just for survival but to build a fairer and more sustainable society? They will present arguments that refer to the high ambitions of those who pioneered the planning movement and campaigned for a clear set of progressive values, but whose drive for utopia has now been forgotten. They will also explore the value to society of social town planning and offer a doorway for how planning, both morally and practically, can help to meet key challenges of the 21st century.


Anthony Grout
+44 (0)20 3108 9549 | anthony.grout@ucl.ac.uk


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