Re-making Places - The second annual conference - 3rd December 2008

Re-making Places
angell town

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.

Book online here - Please complete the form and pay securely by credit card to book your place.

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Outline Programme

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

Nick Wates, Director, Nick Wates Associates & Editor,

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"

"Very comprehensive"

"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"

You can view presentations from February's event here