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In praise – once again – of our planners

I was invited round to Arup yesterday, to speak at an event for the National Planning Forum (NPF), along with (the rather luminous) James Harris of the Royal Town Planning Institute, (the extremely hilarious) Andrew Whitaker of the Home Builders Federation and (the ever genius) David Waterhouse of Design Council/CABE. No, I have absolutely no […]

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Intimidating – but in a good way

I was invited to speak at the National Planning Forum at the Local Government Association yesterday on the theme “What next for planning?”.  Honestly! It was another of those “What would I know?” moments.  I shouldn’t really have accepted the invitation, but I do like the cerebral planning mob, and my ego got the better […]

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We have a mountain to climb with planning reform

Shortest day huh! Not for me! At my desk early and spend a good ten minutes deleting all the e-cards (why do folk bother? I’ve so seldom heard of the people sending them to me that I now delete them all summarily; I can’t be alone here) and trying to get my head around the […]

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