Federation for
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Opening Ceremony

Online registration for the IFHP congress in London closed on Friday, 7 June 2013 at 11:00am.

From Monday, 10 June, 8:00am, on-site registration is possible at the registration desk at University College London (UCL), South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT.

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If you plan to register on-site, please email immediately so we can plan for catering.

The registration desk will open at 08:00 on Monday 10 June. The first plenary session starts at 09:00 so please arrive promptly to register.
 Registration is closed for this event
The opening ceremony to kick off the Congress with a Welcome speech by Nicky Gavron AM (former Deputy Mayor of London, London Assembly Member and Labour Spokesperson for Housing and Planning on the London Assembly) and the announcement of the winner of the student competition.

Opening Ceremony - IFHP Centenary Congress 2013

The opening reception of the 'IFHP Centenary Congress 2013: A Tomorrow for Cities - for people, by people' will take place on Sunday, 9th June at the Forman's Fish Island, a unique venue in the heart of London’s East End.

Nicky Gavron AM (former Deputy Mayor of London, London Assembly Member and Labour Spokesperson for Housing and Planning on the London Assembly) will welcome congress participants to London and give a flavour of the key housing and planning opportunities and challenges facing this dynamic city. The reception will also provide an introduction to what is in store over the following days.

The winner of the IFHP Student Competition
The winner of the IFHP student Competition will also be announced at the reception, when the winner will receive their award for the best vision of a place by re-imagining the garden city principles for the 21st Century.

The Reception will then move to a informal mingling with drinks and a light dinner.

Transportation to the Opening Ceremony
There are two shuttle options you may choose from. Of course, you are free to choose your own transportation.

  • Option 1: By boat from the city centre to the Forman's Fish Island. 
    The meeting point is at 17:00 at Embankment / Westminster underground station. Spaces are limited. Please sign up to guarantee your seat.
  • Option 2: By shuttle bus from Stratford station (underground Central line) to the Forman's Fish Island. The shuttle bus service runs regularly  from 17:00 at Stratford station. No signing up required.


Fee and registration
The Opening Ceremony is included in the congress fee.

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Contact details


June 9th, 2013 7:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Stour Road
London, E3 2NT
United Kingdom

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