Dr Wei Yang spoke at the Parliamentary Reception of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on New Towns
13 Mar 2019
Last evening, Wei Yang & Partners had the pleasure to support the Parliamentary Reception of the APPG on New Towns. Held at the Churchill Room of the House of Commons, the reception attracted national and local politicians, planners, developers and community representatives etc.
Lucy Allan MP member for Telford, Hugh Ellis TCPA Director of Policy, and Katy Lock TCPA Projects & Policy Manager (Garden Cities & New Towns) spoke on their personal and professional perspective of the New Towns.
Chairman of Wei Yang & Partners, Dr Wei Yang gave a speech about the original inspiration of the New Towns Programme and the aspiration for the future New Towns.
Dr Wei Yang also commented:
“Thanks to APPG on New Towns and the TCPA, today, we gather here to celebrate the contributions made by the UK’s New Towns.
Now 73 years since the New Towns Act was first passed, the timeless issues as identity and belonging, cohesive society and social justice are still high on the agenda, but pressing contemporary issues as climate change, digital revolution, the change nature of work, and artificial intelligence are changing the way how our towns and communities work.
It is important that we keep the pioneering spirits, in the way of regenerating and renewal existing New Towns, as well as shaping agenda for the future 4th generation of New Towns.”
Background of the APPG on New Towns:
The APPG on New Towns was set up in 2017. TCPA as the secretariat, the Chair of the APPG is Lucy Allan MP, member for Telford, and other members include Dr Lisa Cameron (co-chair), Nick Thomas-Symonds MP (vice-chair), Rachel Maclean MP (vice-chair), Henry Smith MP (vice-chair), Robert Halfon MP (vice-chair), Lord Best (vice-chair) and Iain Stewart MP (Treasurer).
The purpose of the cross-party group is to celebrate the contribution made by the UK’s New Towns and to highlight the challenges they face.