8 November 2017
Planning for Sustainable Development
Professor Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA – Founder and Chief Executive, The Ecological Sequestration Trust
193 UN member states, including UK, adopted the Sustainable Development Goals on September 25th 2015.These 17 goals and objectives are transformational with respect to inclusive growth-leaving no-one behind in having access to basic services, education and healthcare plus transforming energy systems to avert climate change, adapting to climate change risks like intense rainfall and the critical management of resources to allow ecological systems to recover. A target is set to achieve the outcomes by 2030. Click here to read more.
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The RTPI’s Annual Lecture is widely anticipated and attracts a large and diverse audience. A generous endowment for the lecture was received from Dalia Lichfield in 2011 and this has ensured that the particular contribution of the late Professor Nathaniel Lichfield, in developing approaches to planning that cross boundaries and integrate different fields of thinking and research, is also reflected and celebrated.