Development Management Update

24 November. RTPI North West. Cunard Building, Liverpool.

This course will summarise and explain the implications of relevant case law, legislation and policy changes over the past 12 months and look ahead to forthcoming changes and their potential impact on the decision-making process. This event will provide an invaluable knowledge base for both public and private sector delegates involved in all aspects of the development management process.

Cost: £85 + VAT; limited £20 tickets for unemployed or students; half price for retired members.

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Property Development Trends

30 November. RTPI. London.

As the economy emerges from recession, the world will be a different place. How will patterns of development be different from before? What will the implications be for planners? Understanding the likely scale, form and pace of development across different sectors will be critical for local planning authority success. This workshop explores development trends with a focus on residential, retail and commercial development and sets out potential future patterns of change.

Cost: £449 + VAT; £349 + VAT for members; £140 +VAT for students, licentiates and unemployed.

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Localism and Community Engagement - Towards 2011

13 December. RTPI East of England. Government Office for the East of England, Eastbrook, Cambridge.

This conference and workshop will look at what the government's localism agenda means for planners. The idea of working with local people is not a new one and planners have been doing this for years, but the context now is different to anything that has gone before.

This event aims to provide clarity on what is expected of the profession and give it the confidence to move forward. The morning session will give participants an overview of the current localism agenda and what it means for community engagement. Recent examples of successful working with communities will be highlighted. The afternoon will provide the opportunity to work with colleagues on current issues where shared experience and specialist input would be useful.

Cost: £95 + VAT.

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