Resilient City Planning London’s Infrastructure

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Free Evening Event, 18:30 - 20:30 (registration from 18:15)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

London’s continued success as a place to live, work and visit depends fundamentally on its infrastructure. Significant growth is forecast over the next 20 years for a city which already at times appears near bursting at the seams. Changes in our climate, our economy and in technology and human behaviour present additional challenges for long-term infrastructure planning and delivery.

This seminar will hear from town planners leading some of London’s most important infrastructure projects, ranging from sewage and electricity transmission to transport schemes. It will also hear how infrastructure providers and local planning authorities within London’s major growth areas assess and plan for longer term needs. 

The seminar will cover the policy and legislative framework for infrastructure planning as well as issues around funding and stakeholder engagement. It will explore questions such as how best to balance strategic objectives against local  impacts, and how London’s infrastructure determines its relationship to the rest of the UK.  


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Stephen Pauling, TfL, Principal Transport Planner

Hector Pearson, Planning Policy Manager, National Grid Plc 

Steve Dennington , Team Leader Plan Making, LB Croydon 

Martin Herbert, Head of Town Planning, URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited

Marian Hutchin, Town Planning Manager, HS2

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