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Influential Bartlett professor honoured

9 December 2003

Professor Sir Peter Hall, Professor of Planning at UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture and Director of the Institute of Community Studies, delivered a keynote lecture in December 2003.

'Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk - How to Make Paper Plans Real', the Royal Town Planning Institute's (RTPI) annual lecture, which also celebrated the awarding of a Gold Medal to Professor Hall. Professor Sir Peter Hall

The Gold Medal is the RTPI's highest accolade and recognises Professor Hall's major contribution to the planning profession. Only 10 Gold Medals have ever been awarded by the institute, demonstrating the high esteem with which Professor Hall is held within the profession. His contribution to planning has encompassed advisory roles for several governments and the publication of more than 30 books. He was knighted in 1998 and this year was named by HM the Queen as one of 400 "Pioneers in the Life of the Nation" at a Buckingham Palace reception.

Professor Hall undertook work in 1967 for the Wilson Government into a development area along the East Thames Corridor, and developed the idea further as Special Adviser to Michael Heseltine at the then Department of the Environment in 1991-92. The concept has recently become a key part of both Mayor Ken Livingstone's London Plan and Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's strategy for accommodating massive growth in the south east.

The lecture will examine how to transfer increasingly complex strategic planning schemes, like Thames Gateway, from paper to reality. It will take place in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre.

For details of how to book use the link below.

RTPI Annual Lecture
Bartlett School of Architecture