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Garden communities - what future do we want?

University of Essex

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Garden communities - what future do we want?

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You are invited to a conference to explore the challenges and opportunities of garden communities.

Following the Government’s support for the creation of new Garden Towns, councils in North Essex are working on proposals for three new communities, based on ‘Garden City Principles’ with a focus on job provision, green space and cutting-edge design.

The aim of the conference is not to debate individual proposals, but to look at what makes a good development and what needs to be done to make sure, if they go ahead, they are the best they can be.

Philip Ross, from the Garden Cities Alliance and a former Mayor of Letchworth – the world’s first garden city - will provide an overview of the work he has done to set minimum standards for developments of this kind.

Tim Bacon, a former town planner with three local authorities, who was also instrumental in setting up the Loughborough Science Park, will talk about the role science parks have in job creation, innovation and economic growth.

Academics from the University of Essex will cover areas such as the importance of green spaces to health and well-being, factors which help businesses grow and the role of computer science in developing ‘intelligent’ homes.

This will be followed by a question and answer session.

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University of Essex Colchester Campus
Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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