CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS
CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS
Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement in England, has arranged a series of online In Conversation with…. interviews.
Subjects with a background or interest in planning, design or architecture are interviewed by Kevin Trickett, acting chair of Market Weighton Civic Society.
The interviews – conducted via Zoom video conferencing and about 30 minutes long – are open to all. The first took place on May 6, when planning consultant Graham Galpin was the interviewee.
Here is the schedule of coming interviews:
May 14: In Conversation with Bob Colenutt. We will discuss his new book, The Property Lobby. Bob says that the housing crisis is no accident, but the calculated product of an elite group who have no reason to fix it.
May 20: In Conversation with Nicholas Boys Smith, Chair of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: Covid 19: How will we build better and beautifully?
May 25: In Conversation with Vidhya Alakeson. Why we need to do high street regeneration differently.
May 27: In Conversation with Matthew Mckeague, CEO of the Architectural Heritage Fund. 'What is the future for our heritage high streets?
June 2: In Conversation with Steve Quartermain. Planning in a post-covid world. Until March, Steve was the Government's chief planner
June 4: In Conversation with Mary Parsons, Chair, Town and Country Planning Association. Why we need a Healthy Homes Act!
June 10: In Conversation with Cllr Karen Rowland. Why we need Heritage Champions.
June 18: In Conversation with Joel Mills. In our first transatlantic interview, we will hear a planning perspective from the United States.
More interviews are to be added, so keep an eye on the Civic Voice and Eventbrite pages for updates.
If you wish to book a place, you will need to do so via Eventbrite. Events are free for Civic Voice members but some incur a charge for non-Civic Voice members. Places can be booked here.
You will need to have Zoom installed on your device which will mean opening a Zoom account. You will need a camera and microphone either standalone or built into your device. Remember to turn the sound on to hear the interview.
Please note that sessions are not interactive, although you will be able to submit questions in advance or by using the on-line Chat facility within Zoom.
Victoria Tower, Castle Hill picture by Vinny Tyrell
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