RTPI Environment & Climate Change Update

Organiser: Beverley Watson
Location: Eversheds, Manchester
Phone: 0161 604 7799

The day will focus on emerging trends and developments in aspects of sustainability. It will include a thought-provoking review of whether the widely promoted concept of sustainability genuinely resolves the inherent tensions between economic growth and environmental protection. The relationship of climate change to health and well-being will be explored and an examination of how climate change is to be integrated with EIA and guidance to assist practitioners.

A session will consider how Green Belt policy may assist or hinder sustainable urban growth. The application of measures to address aspects of climate change and responses in environmental impact assessment will be reviewed. There will also be a consideration of the Government's proposals for amending Building Control Regulations and the Code for the Sustainable Homes in so far as these affect the day-to-day work of planners.

The day starts at 9.30am and ends at 4.30pm.


  • Sustainable Development: Dead or Alive? – Walter Menzies
  • Health and a Changing Climate – Len Harris, Wyre Borough Council
  • Buildings Regulations and Code for Sustainable Homes Update – Ben Wells, Mainer Associates
  • Green Belt and Sustainable Urban Growth – Richard Woodford, HOW Planning
  • IEMA's EIA and Climate Change Resilience guide and Emerging Trends in EIA – James Montgomery, Mott MacDonald
  • Building Climate Change Resilience into Developments – Heidi Curran, TEP
  • Chairman – Ian Grimshaw, TEP


  • RTPI members – £95 +VAT (£114.00)
  • Non-RTPI members – £100 +VAT (£120.00)
  • Retired RTPI members – £47.50 +VAT (£57.00)
  • Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses – £30.00 +VAT (£36.00)

Cancellations must be received at least 7 days before the event or may be subject to a £20 cancellation fee. No refund will be given for non-attendance but substitutions are acceptable at any time.

For more information or to book, please contact Bev Watson on or telephone 0161 604 7799.