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Convention 2017: How can we set cities free to plan?

Words: Martin Read

Speakers: Professor Robin Hambleton MRTPI, professor of city leadership, University of the West of England (UWE); Marvin Rees, mayor of Bristol; Jules Pipe, deputy mayor, planning, regeneration and skills, Greater London Authority; Christer Larsson, planning director, City of Malmö

Session title: Setting cities free to plan Chair: Janet Askew MRTPI, Town Planner

Robin Hambleton noted the presence of three experienced city leaders on the panel, defining leadership as “shaping emotions and behaviour to achieve common goals”.

Hambleton then discussed the distinction between ‘place-based’ and ‘placeless’ power.

“Planners are very aware of the importance of place and it’s built int.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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