San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As part of #3SpaceRethink festival, 3Space bring you...
DISCUSSION: The Changing Face of High Streets
2nd May 2013
11.30am – 12.30pm
AECOM, Tom Venables
Regeneris, Chris Paddock
3Space, Andrew Cribb
This session will provide different insights into the changing face of high streets from the public, private and third sectors and debate whether our high streets have a sustainable future.
Each speaker will give a 10 minute presentation:
- Planning for High Streets – Portas and Pickles - Tom Venables, RTPI London/AECOM
- A downward spiral? The economics of High Streets - Chris Paddock, Regeneris
- Third Sector Solutions - Andrew Cribb, 3Space
Followed by a 30 minute discussion/debate.
About the panel:
Tom Venables, Director, AECOM Design + Planning
Tom is a chartered urban planner with experience gained on a variety of national and international development projects. His varied skills base encompasses spatial planning, urban design and masterplanning, community consultation, town/city centre development projects and provision of planning advice to a range of clients.
Tom has a range of experience in the submission and negotiation of planning applications, and supporting local authorities in the production of planning policy. Tom is currently working with Huntingdonshire District Council in the preparation of their Local Plan, preparing an outline planning application for a new urban extension to Oxford and is working with Jeddah Municipality on a new planning framework for the city.
Tom was voted Young Planner of the Year at the 2009 Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Planning Awards and was identified in the Savills Power 100 influential planners in the UK in 2013. He is currently Vice Chair of RTPI London and is involved in organising a range of events and discussion forums focused on the development of the Capital.
Chris Paddock, Associate Director, Regeneris
Regeneris is one of the UK's foremost providers of economic research and advice. From offices in London and Manchester, they work with the public and private sector, providing bespoke local research and extensive knowledge of current issues, trends and policies. Chris himself has over a decade's experience working in economic development and regeneration, leading on a wide variety of assignments spanning, employment policy, town centre development and coastal regeneration. He has a broad technical knowhow and holds significant knowledge of strategic and policy drivers in the UK economy. Chris has led assignments across the South East and is currently developing a plan for economic growth in Lambeth, an economic strategy in Tendring (Essex) and developing a masterplan for Whitechapel. Chris is also a member of the 3Space Advisory Board.
Andrew Cribb, CEO and co-founder, 3Space
Andrew left a senior position within the London Development Agency to set up 3Space with Henry. Andrew is a qualified urban planner with over 9 years UK and international experience in regeneration and planning. He also holds an MBA with a major in entrepreneurship and minor in marketing and finance. He is also a Fellow of the RSA. With an understanding of workplace strategies and the regeneration benefits of temporary use of vacant buildings he is particularly keen to see the third sector embrace flexible office use and ‘pop-up’ concepts that contribute to the revitalisation of high streets an town centres across the UK.
Go to 3spacerethink.org to check out other workshops, exhibitions, interactive displays, talks and discussions, panels and parties running as part of the Re:THINK festival, 1st - 3rd May 2013.
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