About this event

Price: Free
Email: events@lsbu.ac.uk
Organiser: Neil Adams
Event Name Celebration of 50 Years of Accredited Planning Education at LSBU
Start Date May 2, 2019 5:30 pm
End Date May 2, 2019 8:30 pm
Duration 3 hours

LSBU is celebrating the 50th anniversary of RTPI accreditation of its planning course at a star-studded alumni event. The event is intended not only to be a celebration of the past, but also to consolidate our students and alumni into an active planning network looking towards the future. It is an opportunity to meet previous heads of school and lecturers and a range of current and former students at various stages in their planning careers. The event provides a unique opportunity to celebrate planning as a profession, to reflect on the value of planning education in career development and to start to explore how planning education at LSBU should respond to emerging planning agendas. The event will be as interactive as possible with two panel discussions with Q and A sessions. Speakers and panelists include Steve Quartermain (Chief Planner MHCLG), Adrian Penfold OBE (Advisor Planning Affairs, British Land), Adrian Brown (MD Berkeley Homes), John Acres (former President RTPI), Amanda Reid (Head of Planning and Development, LB Newham) and Charlotte Morphet (Co-founder of Women In Planning and Principal Policy Planner for London Borough of Waltham Forest).


5.30pm Arrival and registration

6pm Welcome - Professsor Craig Barker, Dean, School of Law and Social Sciences, London South Bank University

6.05pm Emerging challenges for planners and planning in the 21st Century - Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planner MHCLG

6.15pm Reflections on 50 years of planning education at LSBU - Ruth Richard, former Head of Department, London South Bank University

6.25pm Panel discussion 1 & Q&A: Why is planning important and how can planning education address emerging planning challenges?


  • Adrian Penfold OBE Advisor Planning Affairs British Land
  • Adrian Brown MD Berkeley Homes, John Acres, former President RTPI
  • Amanda Reid, Head of Planning and Development, LB Newham
  • Charlotte Morphet Co-founder of Women In Planning and Principal Policy Planner for London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Martin Willey (Chair), former President, RTPI

7.15pm Panel discussion 2 & Q&A: How studying planning at LSBU has shaped my career development


  • Darlene Dike, Policy Officer, MHCLG
  • Fred Raphael, Principle Planner Transport for London
  • Derek Clarke, Head of Land and Planning at Paradigm HA
  • Alex Stanworth, Dip TP Head of Regeneration Projects Clarion Housing
  • Jack Morris, current BA Urban and Environmental Planning
  • Neil Adams (Chair), Senior Lecturer Spatial Planning, London South Bank University
  • Bob Jarvis (Chair), Former Senior Lecturer in Urban Design, London South Bank University

7.50pm Closing remarks and initiatives for the future - Martin Willey and Craig Barker

8pm Networking and refreshments

8.30pm Close