Abercrombie’s Legacy and the new London Plan

Wednesday 29 November 2017

18.30 – 21:00

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

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On the day that Sadiq Khan reveals his new London Plan we mark the 60th anniversary of the death of Sir Patrick Abercrombie, as well as the 50th anniversary of two of his great legacies, Milton Keynes and the Lea Valley Park with a discussion about how Abercrombie’s plans compare to modern city making.

During World War II, Abercrombie was commissioned to create a vision for London’s post-victory future, The Greater London Plan contained most major physical developments that the capital has since seen, including new towns, the M25 orbital motorway, Heathrow and Gatwick airports and the greenbelt of protected countryside which surrounds the city.

Lord Adonis, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, will discuss Abercrombie’s legacy with the LSE’s Tony Travers, Prof Michael Hebbert of the Bartlett School of Planning, Heather Cheesbrough, Director of Planning and Strategic Transport for LB Croydon and Jamie Ratcliff, Assistant Director – Housing, GLA.

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Lord Andrew Adonis, Chairman, National Infrastructure Commission
Professor Tony Travers, Director, LSE London
Professor Michael Hebbert, Emeritus Professor of Town Planning, The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL
Heather Cheesbrough
, Director of Planning and Strategic Transport, LB Croydon
Jamie Ratcliff
, Assistant Director – Housing, GLA
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (Chair)

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This event is free to attend but registration is essential - Click here to register

This event was open for NLA members for priority booking but is now open to all. 

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