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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Duncan Bowie is a research associate of the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London. He currently convenes two academic/practitioner research and policy networks: the Highbury Group on Housing delivery and the London and Wider South East Strategic Planning Network. His
previous roles include London investment director for the Housing Corporation ( the Government's former national housing investment agency) and Principal Strategic Planner (housing) for the Mayor of London. He has published three books on housing and planning; Politics,planning and homes in a world City (Routledge 2010), Radical Solutions to the Housing Supply Crisis (Policy
Press 2017), and The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning (Routledge 2017)

The talk will discuss the current governance framework for strategic planning in London and the relationship of the Greater London Authority to the wider
London City region. It will review the impact of changing national policies on strategic planning, housing supply and affordable housing since the establishment of the London Mayoralty in 2000. It will examine the limitations of the current strategic planning framework and the impact on the ability of the Mayor to plan and deliver new homes for lower income households. It
will set out the conflicts between different objectives within the London Plan and will discuss the negative impacts of the continuing focus on a 'compact city' approach to planning for London's growing population.

Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Event location: 
Mill Lane Lecture Room 9