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Concreting the countryside, a 21st Century Challenges event

Join Sir Peter Hall and Martin Crookston discussing how South East England will address the demands for housing expansion in the 21st Century. Chaired by Guardian columnist & former Times editor, Simon Jenkins

As part of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG’s 21st Century Challenges, the Society’s new flagship public engagement series, Simon Jenkins, (Guardian columnist) will chair a discussion with Sir Peter Hall (Urban geographer & Chairman of TCPA) and Martin Crookston (Director of Llewellyn Davies Yeang, urban economist & town planner), discussing the topical issue of how to accommodate the housing expansion in South East England.

Issues being discussed will include brownfield versus greenfield sites, eco-towns, community cohesion, adapting existing housing stock, planning policies and purposeful architectural design.

The 21st Century Challenges series was launched in the autumn and has seen the likes of Bob Geldof and Kofi Annan discussing the challenges facing Africa and most recently Lord Browne and Malcolm Wicks MP discussing the future of low carbon energy. Each year 5 topics will be chosen and an event held around the topic. A new website to accompany the series www.21stCenturyChallenges.org which is due to be launched in the summer, will then enable users to become better informed citizens, engage with current issues and, where possible, empower them intellectually to act.


Sir Simon Jenkins | talks | www
Professor Peter Hall | talks
Martin Crookston | talks


Date and Time:

13 May 2008 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
020 7501 3000

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RGS-IBG Members £10, non-Members £15

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