The RTPI is holding a conference on the above topics in Cardiff on March 25th. Chaired by Prof John Punter the afternoon session focuses on conservation and urban design practice. Contributors will be Steve Smith (Swansea), Claire Hamm (Bridgend), Niall Waller (Flintshire) and Amanda Spence (Design Commission). The evening session looks at characterisation, communities and planning, and features Judith Alfrey (Cadw) and Matthew Griffiths (Civic Trust). Details here (pdf) Booking essential.