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Strategic Planning for Future Infrastructure Needs

Session 5 of the Delivering Land Assembly International Summit

Start Date Venue Price  
29 June 2021 Virtual Conference - Session 5 £75 BOOK

Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Afternoon Virtual Seminar (1 hour 20 mins CPD).
Registration from: 15.55 (BST). Event starts at: 16.00. Event finishes at: 17.30.

Speakers are Embedded in the Programme Below


Chair: Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute


Amanda Clack, Head of Strategic Advisory, CBRE Ltd; Past President of RICS 

Bridget Rosewell CBE MA MPhil FICE, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission 

Ian Lindsay, Director, aspireCP

  • Governments are investing in infrastructure.  Why?
  • Infrastructure has the power to drive social change, create jobs, support businesses, improve the environment and create a better world in which to live.
  • The human population continues to grow. Resilient and effective infrastructure is central to supporting rapid urbanisation.
  • Aging infrastructure is holding back economic growth.  Whilst investing in infrastructure enables it.  UK statistics suggest that there is almost a 300% return of investment.
  • How do we enable and maximise delivery?

Looking at the Trends and Drivers

  • The economic imperative
  • Decay and renewal are core drivers
  • Smart living, smart working - What will the future cities look like? How do we plan them?
  • Work/live in the community -v- commuting
  • The 15 minute walkability rule
  • Refocusing communities and economic strategies
  • Buildings and infrastructure built now - are they fit for the future? 
  • The ripple Effect from the core development

The Challenges of Planning for the Long Term in the Changing Times

  • Bringing together spatial planning and infrastructure
  • Handling macro uncertainty and the Commission's approach to the next National Infrastructure Assessment

Using Transport as the Magic Ingredient

  • The value of transport hubs
  • Footfall as drivers for increased rents and investment
  • Maximising space - building above and below

Panel Debate with Q & A's