Zonal planning systems have become a recurring theme in discussions about radical planning reform in England. But not all zoning systems are the same. This series takes a deep dive into different zoning systems across the world. The format for each event will be the same – one guest talking about the country they work in and its zonal planning system. It will be followed with a focused discussion around those key questions (and other questions the audience may have). These discussions will be written up to blog posts – setting how elements of the zoning system from that county could be translated into the English system.


Janine Loubser is an urban planner from Cape Town currently completing a Masters in Spatial Heritage at the Vrije University in Amsterdam.

Tristan Sandwith, after studying Town and Regional Planning, Tristan first worked in provincial land use administration before joining a private planning firm (Headland Planners) in Cape Town

The session was chaired by Vicky Payne, Senior Consultant – Planning and Urban Design, URBED. Vicky is a planner and urban designer working at URBED in Manchester. 

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