Plymouth is a very interesting city with a long maritime history,which in recent years has received many accolades for its planning. PlymouthCity is the only city in the UK to have won the RTPI’s prestigious silver cupfor good planning. https://www.rtpi.org.uk/briefing-room/news-releases/2019/april/%E2%80%98groundbreaking%E2%80%99-crowdfunding-initiative-wins-top-prize-at-rtpi-awards/
The theme of the conference is entitled ‘Planning onthe Edge’, relating not just to those regions of Europe which are furthest fromtheir capital, but also to marine and coastal edges, as well as the economicand social edges of our society. With its rebuilt and re-modelled city centre;its spectacular Plymouth Hoe from where mariners have looked across theAtlantic; its famous railway line from London, designed and engineered byIsambard Kingdom Brunel; and its recent re-generation of naval dockyards,planners all over Europe have something to learn from Plymouth!
Pleaseregister your interest, by seeing the conference website at: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/european-council-of-town-planners-biennial-conference-2019
Transport to and from Plymouth is included on thewebsite. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, which is connected to manyEuropean destinations, and from where there is an hourly coach to Plymouth.Train enthusiasts can take a train from Bristol Temple Meads Station (also goodconnections to London) which passes along the Devon coast and is known to beone of the most beautiful railway lines in the UK.
Furtherdetails about this ECTP-CEU biennial and previous ones can be found on thewebsite: http://www.ectp-ceu.eu/index.php/en/biennal-31/38-biennial/494-biennials-13 Here you can read about the excellent exchangesof ideas, and the meeting of new friends which characterise the biennial.
This Biennial also welcomes the conclusion of theECTP-CEU Young Planners Workshop 2019 as well as the ECTP-CEU Autumn 2019General Assembly
Please go on the Biennial website and register for the conference as soon as you can.
You will find attached the programme, it covers all aspects of Planning on the Edge:
- Edge of cities
- Marine planning
- Living near borders