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About Planning Futures

The conversation about planning has become as stagnant as the planning process itself. It has become artificially polarised, with each “side’s” position caricatured as “nimby-ism” or “paving over the countryside”.

It is time for an intelligent, open-minded, pragmatic, evidence-based approach to planning issues. The futures of our economy and our communities depend to an ever-increasing extent on new approaches and new ideas for the planning process.


Planning Futures, a new think tank focusing solely on this field, is here to initiate and facilitate that conversation. Independent of political parties, but understanding that politics is at the heart of this discussion, we will bring together politicians and policy makers, members of the business community, planning professionals and community groups at our events; develop important new approaches in our research papers; and empower local communities through access to our resources.

Publications

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Research

Planning for Housing

The shortage of housing is a national  crisis – that much is incontrovertible. We will explore how a holistic approach  to housing planning can transform this situation.

Planning for Infrastructure

Major infrastructure projects seem invariably  to be entangled in a toxic political environment. We want to explore ways of building consensus  around a shared vision.

Planning for Communities

How will the Government’s localism agenda  play out in practice? We will look at the challenges and opportunities for communities brought by the devolved powers.

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Planning for Housing

The shortage of housing is a national  crisis – that much is incontrovertible. We will explore how a holistic approach  to housing planning can transform this situation.



Planning for Infrastructure

Major infrastructure projects seem invariably  to be entangled in a toxic political environment. We want to explore ways of building consensus  around a shared vision.



Planning for Communities

How will the Government’s localism agenda  play out in practice? We will look at the challenges and opportunities for communities brought by the devolved powers.

Can Law Solve the Housing Crisis? The past, present and future of Compulsory Purchase Orders

27 October 2016

To book your place at this event, please click here. Details 18:15 Thursday 27th October, 2016 ELG02, Drysdale Building City, University of London Panel Ruth Cadbury...

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OUTER LONDON TOWN CENTRES

03 December 2015

This introductory report by Planning Futures examines the trends that are currently driving change within Outer London town centres. The findings suggest that in...

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Events

Can Law Solve the Housing Crisis? The past, present and future of Compulsory Purchase Orders

27 October 2016

To book your place at this event, please click here. Details 18:15 Thursday 27th October, 2016 ELG02, Drysdale Building City, University of London Panel Ruth Cadbury...

Read more...

Latest Publication

OUTER LONDON TOWN CENTRES

03 December 2015

This introductory report by Planning Futures examines the trends that are currently driving change within Outer London town centres. The findings suggest that in...

Read more...
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