RUDI national conference announcement & a new masterclass in community involvement

Places in Transition - The 3rd Annual Re-making Places Conference

21st January 2010 | The German Gymnasium, Kings Cross, London NW1

The German Gymnasium situated at the heart of Kings Cross Central, the mixed-use development in central London, has been confirmed as the venue for the third annual Re-making Places Conference.

Speakers and delegates from across the UK and Europe have signed up to attend this popular one day conference and the property developers Argent have joined BDP as sponsors of the national event.

The conference provides an opportunity for all those involved in shaping urban places to hear latest thinking and explore new techniques for redesigning and remodelling urban areas while taking the opportunity to network with fellow placemaking professionals.

It is particularly important in restrictive economic times that professionals involved in urban design, planning, regeneration and transport planning work together to maintain overall vibrancy and quality of places when schemes maybe put on hold or have to be reviewed for their viability.

This conference addresses ways of tackling current challenges, fostering urban innovation and developing cross-disciplinary working practices.

At this forward-looking national conference learn about:

  • The individual, society & nature in city design
  • 'Place based' leadership
  • The changing nature of development
  • A new framework for citizen involvement in green and social infrastructure
  • Effective transport planning and & 'Smarter Choices'
  • Lessons from Germany about re-constructing lost urban spaces
  • Ways of delivering effective projects and programmes of improvement

  • Delegates rates start from £175 (+ VAT) and RUDI members are entitled to a 15% discount.

    Reduced bursary rates are available for voluntary organisations courtesy of the Urban Intelligence Network.

    This national conference is sponsored by:

    & supported by:


    The Urban Design Group

    The Academy of Urbanism

    Institute of Place Management

    Urban Design Jobs

    For further information and to view a full conference programme please visit Re-making Places
    or email Tom Evans, RUDI Event Manager, [email protected]

    Masterclass in Community Involvement

    How to engage stakeholders in planning, design and development

    18th February 2010 | Bankside Community Space, London

    This series provides the opportunity for participants to enhance their ability to devise a community planning strategy with the leading UK specialist on community planning and design.

    Working with a small group of specialists, sharing similar challenges, it will include an overview of methods available and a workshop session focused on devising a strategy for participants’ own situation. It is designed for both professionals and non-professionals in the field.

    The masterclass will be lead by Nick Wates, the leading UK specialist on community planning and design. As a writer, researcher, practitioner and consultant, he has participated in, and chronicled, its development for over 25 years

    This masterclass is limited to 25 places, which are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

    For further information click here or email Tom Evans, RUDI Event Manager, [email protected]