From Whitehall to Wigan

How can we make localism work?

From Whitehall to Wigan Event

Tuesday 17 May 2011

From Whitehall to Wigan : How Can We Make Localism Work?

Localism is a fundamental shake up of planning that challenges years of established procedure. It heralds a new opportunity to re-invigorate community involvement and get people closer to what happens in their area. As the intellectual debate settles and the Bill makes it way through Parliament, are we any closer to knowing how we will actually deliver it in practice?

Planning in our towns and cities is loaded with complexities and increasing economic challenges, the discussion asks:

  • How can architects help shape localism for communities?
  • Will localism translate to our big cities?
  • Can we make engagement simpler yet meaningful?
  • How will business embrace the process?

Chaired by Ruth Reed – President RIBA and contributions from:

  • Bill Boler- Director, Physical Regeneration at Business in the Community,
  • Chris Brown- Chief executive of Igloo Regeneration,
  • Dieter Kleiner- Director RCKarchitects,
  • Cllr Nick Cuff, Wandsworth Borough Council.

Start Date:

Tuesday 17 May 2011 6.30pm

End Date:

Tuesday 17 May 2011 8.00pm

Event Address:


66 Portland Place, London, , W1B 1AD, United Kingdom

Event fee:

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