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WSBF Briefing: Round Table ‘Garden Cities and the Role of Leadership in Planning Local Development’

WSBF Briefing: Round Table ‘Garden Cities and the Role of Leadership in Planning Local Development’

February 2015

The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum held a round table to discuss the issue of leadership on the planning and implementation of Garden Cities, looking specifically at the role of local authorities and community engagement. Another important issue that this round table focused on was the corresponding policy agenda and the potential ramifications of introducing a ‘Garden Cities Act’ as proposed by the winning contribution to this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize. Further, the round table sought to explore the Town and Country Planning Association’s suggested update of the New Towns Act to better enable the implementation of new Garden City settlements. The opportunities around embedding sustainable practices and designs into the narrative and realisation of Garden Cities were also key topics discussed.

Participating organisations:

Sir Andrew Stunell MPRoberta Blackman-Woods MPWei Yang & PartnersAlbion WaterConfianWestminster Sustainable Business Forum  Download the Briefing PaperFind out about WSBF membershipContact the WSBF About WSBF Briefings The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum operates a busy annual programme of member-only events and roundtables designed to bring together Parliamentarians, policymakers and leading private and public sector organisations to debate and promote effective sustainability policy in the UK.  After each event, a comprehensive briefing is produced, laying out the key ideas and findings raised and discussed by participants, and circulated among attendees and other WSBF member organisations. Six months later, the briefing is made available to the wider public here, on the WSBF website. If you would like to attend an event or receive our briefings, don't hesitate to contact us to find out how you can become a member of the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum.