21-31 October 2022
The RTPI Young Planners’ Conference, hosted by the Thames Valley Young Planners Committee (TVYP), is being held in Milton Keynes this year. Throughout the two-day conference, delegates will have the opportunity to listen to a wide range of quality speakers, take part in interactive sessions and put their views across.
Focusing on the theme of ’Utopia or Dystopia’, speakers come from a mix of political, development, public sector, educational and voluntary backgrounds. The conference will explore the theme through a range of sessions which will seek to encourage constructive thinking and debate as to what makes a place a utopia or dystopia as well as a variety of virtual and in-person study tours, networking and breakout sessions. The conference will challenge Young Planners to critique modern planning and how we as a community can strive for utopian successes whilst avoiding dystopian effects.
Archiving Milton Keynes will introduce the recent project work, led by MK City Council, that aims to eventually bring the nationally significant archives of Milton Keynes together into one shared space. This event for Arts and Heritage Alliance Members and interested groups across Milton Keynes, will explore the different forms an archive can take, how archives convey people’s passion and emotions, and what a City Archive of the future might look like and collect. There will be a networking aspect to the Forum, where new conversations and thoughts about what the arts and heritage sector can contribute to the project. This event is delivered in collaboration with Milton Keynes Museum.
Shane Downer, Fiona Boundy, Jenni Ferrans and Kents Hill & Monkston PC, Sophie Lloyd, Mel Jeavons, Roger Kitchen, Rachel Fleet, Simon Beckett, Catherine McIntyre, Noel James, Christopher Low, Callum Walker, Elizabeth Howard, Nana Oguntola, Steve Cousins, Susie Cousins, Vanessa Cook, David Richardson, Meggi Sparkes-Richardson, Michelle Herriman, Jason Men, Leticia Zhan, Richard Woods, Rosa Wilde, Gemmie Poolsiri, Toby Mower, Simone Rots, Michelle Provoost, Stefanie Korell, Poul Mulder, Anouar Kassim, Will Cousins, Victoria Mitchell, Jonny Hill, Kirstie North, Lee Farmer, Richard Harrison, Mark Henman, Amanda Blackwell-Brooks, John Best and all at Arts Central, Ian Talbot, Beverley Lumsdon, The Centre MK, and all at MK Wanderers FC.