Through expert presentations, and workshop discussions, we will be exploring ideas for getting growth going again, rebuilding confidence in run-down areas, mobilising private finance, and building social capital.
Seeing as Paris and London are only a couple of hours apart by Eurostar, it is seems highly appropriate to share good practice in tackling the challenges that both cities face. Both cities are upgrading their local transport systems, and promoting investment outside the historic centres, with London expecting great benefits from Crossrail. Yet both cities face concentrations of deprivation. The 2011 Riots hit some London suburban shopping centres hard, and despite all the new jobs, many feel left out.
The report of the TEN Group’s study tour to Paris last year highlighted fundamental differences in coordinating transport planning and strategic development, with 18 new tramlines, shared planning departments, and bringing green space into high density developments. Paris simply seems more joined up, and the Plan for Grand Paris is setting very ambitious goals. On the other hand, London may be better at integrating communities.
Michel Cantal-Dupart, Urban Planner, Paris
Martin Crookston, Urban Economist and Strategic Planner, London
Paul Lecroart, Institut d’Amenagement et Urbanisme, Île de France
Matthias Armengaud, Partner, AWP Paris and Chief Master Planner, La Défense, Paris
Duncan Bowie, Senior Lecturer in Spatial Planning, University of Westminster
Nicholas Falk, Founder Director, URBED
Pat Hayes, Executive Director for Regeneration and Planning, LB Ealing
David Hennings, Consultant
Mark Lucas, Interim Chief Planning & Regeneration Officer, LB Redbridge
Stewart Murray , Assistant Director – Planning Development Enterprise & Environment, Greater London Authority
Emma Vandore, Freelance writer, researcher, PR strategist
Peter Murray, Chairman, NLA (Chair)