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RICS Planning and Development Conference

Exploring trends in planning and development to ensure you are up-to-date and able to make the best decisions for your clients.

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Tue 19 Jun 2018
08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
etc.venues Victoria, 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ
5.5 hours formal CPD
£235 + VAT


The RICS Planning and Development Conference will explore innovative solutions designed to solve the biggest challenges the planning profession faces. This year’s event will celebrate best practice examples of planning excellence through a mixture of local and global case studies.

We have assembled the leading figures in planning to take part in a Planners Question time. This interactive session will allow you to put your burning questions to our expert speakers.

The plenary sessions will focus on need to know high-level issues such as the latest policy and case law updates. Whilst also looking at the latest innovations in technology, and highlighting an international case study of successful regeneration to ensure you remain at the forefront of the planning profession.

Attend this conference to benefit from high-level policy discussions, legal updates and technical content:

  • Receive a policy update and discover the incoming revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework
  • Join the conversation on the biggest issues impacting the conversation in our Planning Question time. Topics to be discussed include: viability, sustainability and regeneration 
  • Technology is inescapable part of everyday life and will play a vital role on the future of urban planning.  This talk will explore how technology can improve the UK planning system
  • What impact Brexit will have on planning and development legislation? Hear from a leading QC who will examine this issue and provide a roundup recent case law relevant to the profession
  • An international case study will provide lessons and examples of a successful planning system.


Discover which expert speakers will be presenting at the conference:

  • Rt. Hon Nick Raynsford, Former Housing and Planning Minister, President of the TCPA
  • Maria P Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect
  • Dr. Luise Noring, Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • Mark Baigent, Interim Divisional Director – Housing and Regeneration, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy, British Property Federation
  • Clive Skidmore, Head of Development, Birmingham City Council
  • Professor Yvonne Rydin, Professor of Planning, Environment and Public Policy, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
  • Helen Pineo, Associate Director – Cities, BRE
  • Clare Chester, Whitehill Bordon Regeneration Lead, East Hampshire District Council
  • Saira Kabir Sheikh, QC, Francis Taylor Building

View the full programme


Highlights of the conference include:

  • Commercial property
    Hear from a developer that successfully planned for a community where delegates work, live and play. Also benefit from a thought-provoking debate that will examine a planner’s role in revitalising the high street
  • Residential
    An interactive session where our expert speakers will provide their different solutions for solving the housing crisis. There will be the chance to debate amongst your fellow colleagues who you think has the most effective solutions to meeting the strict government targets for housing
  • Healthy Cities
    Planning is critical to a healthy urban future. This breakout will examine what makes a healthy city and what role, planners, developers, local authorities and placemaking play in achieving a healthy suitable environment for future generations
  • Land
    This session will cover stand how to capture land value and how you assess land value uplift. Hear an informative session on speeding up land assembly in London.

Build your surveying network

You’ve told us that networking is an important part of your conference experience. So, we’ve set aside times in the day to give you a chance to network with like-minded professionals, including your peers and our expert panel of speakers. One of these is a two-course hot lunch while you connect with colleagues old and new.

As part of our conference exhibition, sector-specific exhibitors will introduce the latest products and services to you to add value to your business.

You will also have access to RICS conference app to enhance your conference experience. With it you can:

  • Interact with the speakers via polling and live Q&A sessions to ensure your burning questions are answered.
  • Get access to all the speaker presentations and save these to your desktop for future reference. This means you’ll miss nothing important on the day.
  • View up-to-the-minute session details, including full speaker bios and add your own notes while the session is being delivered.
  • Use the advanced networking feature to interact and engage with fellow attendees. The app provides a great way to catch up and follow up if you miss them during the networking sessions.


Group discounts

  • Book three or more places and get 10% off
  • Book five or more places and get 15% off
  • Book seven or more places and get 20% off
  • RICS professionals £235 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £317.25 + VAT
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What happened last year?

Hear what last year's delegates had to say.

What is the greatest challenge facing the current UK planning system in 2017? Watch highlights of this discussion and others at RICS Planning and Development Conference.

Also hear from Roger Hepher, Director, Hepher Grincell, as he asks 'Where does planning go now?'

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