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Spring Debate: Should good urbanists avoid green fields?

April 26, 2017 @ 14:30 - 20:30 BST

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We invite you to join us at this special event in the Academy’s calendar, hosted in London on 26 April 2017 by Grosvenor. The Spring Debate is preceded by The Finalists Selection.

14:30 – 17:30 – Finalists Selection

Also join us for our annual Urbanism Awards Finalists Selection workshop session, where we will collectively decide upon the three finalists in each category for our 2017 Urbanism Awards: Great Place, Street, Neighbourhood, Town and European City of the Year.

18:00 – 20.30 – Spring Debate and Reception

The Academy’s Spring Debate will this year look at the contentious issue of where to build. We will hear arguments for and against the motion ‘This house believes that good urbanists should generally avoid green fields’.
Speaking for the motion:

Kathryn Firth, AoU Director and Partner at FPdesign
Belinda Gordon, Head of Government and Rural Affairs and CPRE
Speaking against the motion:

Hillary Satchwell AoU, Director of Tibbalds
Louisa Nie, Development Manager at Grosvenor Britain and Ireland
This debate will be chaired by David Rudlin AoU, Chair of The Academy of Urbanism

Academicians and Young Urbanists are able to attend both the Finalists Selection and the Spring Debate + Reception. Friends and Non-members are welcome to attend the Spring Debate and Reception.

This event is free to all members (Academicians, Young Urbanists and Friends), and £12.50 (+ VAT) for Non-members.


April 26, 2017
14:30 - 20:30 BST


70 Grosvenor Street
London, W1K 3JP
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