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BIG MEET 9 - Leadership in place-making: beyond beauty

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Jeremy Bentham Room

Wilkins Building (UCL Main Building)

Gower Street

Lodnon

WC1E 6BT

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BIG MEET 9 - Leadership in Place-making: Beyond Beauty




Hosted at UCL, kindly sponsored and organised with the help and support of the Design Network



BIG MEET 9 will focus on the complex question of local leadership in place making. In particular, as we gear up to produce more housing as a nation, we need to be careful that we are creating real places and communities rather than isolated and unsustainable estates. This will require a clear vision within local authorities and backing from Central Government to prioritise quality in design rather than development for development sake.

The agenda for the day will explore the national picture, examine the key components of placemaking, discuss the latest research evidence, and explore how localities are rising to meet the challenge.

BM9 will also host the launch of “Place Value and the Ladder of Place Quality“, a Place Alliance guide for decision making about the built environment, supported by the Design Network.

Through the Ladder of Place Quality, the report presents a simple tool for architects, planners, councillors, developers and citizens to quickly assess and advocate for high quality places when making policy, project or investment decisions that affect the built environment

Confirmed speakers: Andy von Bradsky, Architectural Advisor at MHCLG - Sir Roger Scruton, Chairman of the Government Commission on Building Better – Building Beautiful - Prof Matthew Carmona, Prof of Planning & Urban Design at UCL and Chair of Place Alliance - Amy Harrison, Head of Learning and Participation at The Architecture Centre Bristol - Angela Koch, Founder and Director at ImaginePlace Esther Kurland, Director at Urban Design London - Carmen Mateu-Moreno, Future Place Project Manager at RIBA - Dan Roberts, Senior Specialist in the Planning, Enabling & Development at Homes England - Frederic Saliez, Deputy Director at the Brussels Liaison Office of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) - Katja Stille, Director at Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design - Julie Tanner, Panel Manager at Creating Excellence

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09:30 Registration & Coffee

10:00 Welcome from Place Alliance Prof Matthew Carmona, Chair, Place Alliance

Morning Session 1: The National (and international) scene

11:30 Coffee Break

Morning Session 2: Beyond beauty

13:15 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session: Local leadership

16.15 Closing remarks / Thanks

16:30 Close


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FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but you MUST REGISTER to attend the event to facilitate with the organisation. The venue has a capacity limit and we won't be able to accomodate more people than it is allowed.

How to find the venue?

FROM UCL FRONT ENTRANCE: Walk through the quadrangle and take the entrance to the right of the portico (the big dome with the columnade!). Turn left along the South Cloisters. The Jeremy Bentham Room is up the stairs to your right, adjacent to the UCL Main Library.

Disabled access: For wheelchair access please use the entrance adjacent to the Lower Refectory. Please let us know if you have a mobility impairment once you have booked a ticket so that we can better assist you on the day of the event.

What are my transport options getting to the event?

Nearest Tube: The closest tube stations to UCL’s Gower Street site are Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line). More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/tube

Buses: CL’s Gower Street site is served by many Transport for London bus routes. Buses travelling from north to south stop in Gower Street, immediately outside UCL’s main gate, while those travelling from south to north stop outside Warren Street station, about five minutes’ walk from UCL. Services to these stops include route numbers: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390. More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email us at placealliance@ucl.ac.uk

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Jeremy Bentham Room

Wilkins Building (UCL Main Building)

Gower Street

Lodnon

WC1E 6BT

United Kingdom

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