Smarter Growth

  • Oxford Sustainable Future Symposium

    30 October 2015

    The city of Oxford, and indeed many parts of our county, are faced with a wide range of challenges that constrain our ability to provide a world class environment for our people. In June, three strategic organisations joined together for the Oxford Sustainable Future Symposium, which explored a route to addressing many of these issues….

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  • RTPI Greenbelt Symposium

    16 March 2015

    The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is holding a seminar to bring together a number of leading thinkers on the subject of greenbelt development. The issue will undoubtedly be in the inbox of any new government and we are keen to ensure that any future debate is mindful of the social and economic consequences of…

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  • Urban Extensions – a sustainable future?

    25 November 2014

    The Bartlett School of Planning has organised a debate under the title “Are urban extensions the answer to Britain’s sustainable urban future?” This is an open debate for students, academics and practitioners on whether ‘urban extensions’ can be an answer to Britain’s sustainable urban development plans (if any), but also the current housing shortage and…

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  • Launch video published

    10 November 2014

    An edited video (just under 8 minutes) of the meeting which launched the Oxford Futures report is available to view on YouTube. See

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  • Vale of White Horse DC consultations

    7 November 2014

    The Vale of White Horse District Council has today opened three public consultations: a draft Local Plan a new Design Guide the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) The details and links to the relevant documents are on their web page.

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  • Should Oxford copy Cambridge?

    8 October 2014

    Oxfordshire should be ambitious like Cambridgeshire. Reports, such as the Oxfordshire Innovation Engine – Realising the Growth Potential, say that businesses – especially those in science and knowledge-based fields – want to set up in central Oxfordshire, says Peter Thompson, chairman of Oxford Civic Society.

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