San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This half-day seminar offers fresh thinking to the challenges of the 21st century high street and town centre. Set against the backdrop of continuing high shop vacancy rates, rising business rates squeezing independent operators out, increasing online shopping and approvals for out of town retail space, a series of influential speakers will refocus attention on the community and place-making qualities of the high street and town centre.
This event is for town centre managers, local authority officers, town teams, urban developers, retailers, digital developers and small teams with an interest in their role in the future of the high street.
Key themes will cover:
- an overview of recent government and other reviews on the future of high streets
- the role of 'place' in creating desirable and attractive high streets and town centres
- innovation in town centre uses and alternative retail solutions to encourage increased footfall
- technology to enhance the digital presence of businesses and events
- town centre management and governance strategies to encourage long term investment
- Jill Read: Renegeration Officer (Town Centres), Swale Borough Council
- Dr Samer Bageean: Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton
- Bob Jones: Executive Chairman, Canterbury City Partnership
- Tim Brennan: Senior Regeneration Advisor, English Heritage
- Angela Koch: Director, ImaginePlaces
The event is free to Kent Design members within their membership package allocation. Kent Design Members can book places by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information can be found at www.kentdesign.org.
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