Re-making Places - The second annual conference - 3rd December 2008
The Second Annual Conference
3rd December 2008
76 Portland Place, London W1
Unlocking potential: Finding the right solutions for today's economic, social and environmental challenges
If we were designing places to live now we would do things differently, but we do not have the luxury to start again from scratch. Indeed, the legacy of the past provides a founding building block in which to re-invent places.
Particularly in a financially restrictive time, a range of solutions and techniques for achieving makeovers, re-modelling and re-connection of ineffective areas need to be considered. Techniques are increasingly being learnt and successful solutions and experiences identified.
To realise the full potential of places, the projects that aim to re-design them need to find the right solutions and respond to external pressures.
This event will consider methods for unlocking hidden potential of sites and assets and ways of creating sustainable developments that create vibrant places for people to live, work and spend their leisure time.
The key to success is multi-disciplinary team working and a willingness by professionals to accept new ways of looking at possibilities.
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Chairman and report from 1st Re-making Places conference
Michael Hebbert, Professor of Town Planning, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester & Editor of ‘Progress in Planning’
Session 1 - Making places successful: The challenge of re-making ineffective areas
David Barrie, Urban Consultant, Project, Design and Media Producer
John Letherland, Urban Design Director, Farrells
Session 2 - Finding solutions: Releasing the full potential of projects & sites
Yolande Barnes, Director of Research, Savills
Richard Coppell, Development Manager, Lend Lease
Peter Williams, Senior Partner, The means LLP & Chief Executive, Better Bankside BID
Session 3 - Re-making retail: Planning for the future retail environment
Steve Norris, Partner, Strategic Perspectives LLP, Visiting Fellow, School of Management and Marketing, University of Surrey & Guest Lecturer, Oxford Institute for Retail Management
Richard Rees, Director, Urbanism Group, Building Design Partnership (BDP)
Session 4 - Re-invigorating places: Techniques to achieve measurable impact for failing areas
John Dales, Director of transport and movement, Urban Initiatives
Ian Bentley, Emeritus Professor of Urban Design, Oxford Brookes University & Author of ‘Identity by Design’
For further information contact: Tom Evans at [email protected]
Click here if you are interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the 2nd Re-making Places Conference
For more infomation contact Matthew Knight on 0845 270 7969 or email [email protected]
Comments from those who attended the first annual conference included:
"A series of excellent presentations"
"Excellent range of content and speakers"
"Good speakers, honest about experiences, good and bad. Many different approaches and disciplines"
"Good variety from different angles"
"Excellent catering, friendly staff"
"Very good to share projects with people from different aspects"
"A good range of speakers with good case studies. A great blend of topics covered which will be effective in my work"
"Good short deliveries so didn't get tiring or boring"
"Good to hear lots of experiences"
"The programme covered various issues from different professional backgrounds"