The pressure on Britain's historic towns - unaffordable housing, congestion and pollution, and an ageing population - are leading to demands for 'smarter growth. Thee can include urban extensions and even new garden cities, and the possibility of using New Town Development Corporations to mobilise resources. THere have been calls for fundamental rethinking on green bets, as well as countervailing lobbies to keep historic cities small.
This symposium will draw together lessons from leading examples of recent growth in both the UK and Europe. It will enable local politicians, officers and professional practitioners to discuss how to sevure qualityinvestment while improvng both the built and the natural enviroment. Key themes will include funding local infrastructure, working with Local Authorities, and securing quality.
For more infomration and to book your place: http://www.historictowns.org/node/1533