CEP’s Owen White presenting at University of Westminster conference

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Design After Planning – Examining the Shift from Epistemology to Topology

Owen White will be giving a presentation and participating in a panel discussion at a conference at the University of Westminster on 5th February 2016.

The conference will ‘explore the possibility of going beyond the limitations of liberal-modernist policy-making and urban planning, and the implications of doing so, if we start thinking of governance at different scales as a process of design’. Owen will be presenting the emerging results and lessons from the ongoing project CEP are delivering for the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment: to develop and test a methodology to help European member states explore and understand the implications of global megatrends for the environment and for policy at the national level. 

Owen’s presentation will focus on the approach adopted in developing the methodology and the outcomes to date, in particular: method proposals, balancing effectiveness and robustness with acceptability and usability; communicating complexity and uncertainty over diverging geographical and temporal scales; and the utility for decision making and policy planning and assessment at national level. Owen will also be part of a panel titled ‘new topologies of planning’.

Tickets for this event are available from this link.