Making Manchester: Placemaking & Transformation

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HOME, Manchester

Tony Wilson Place



M15 4FN

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Join us at the iconic HOME Manchester centre on Thursday 23rd November where we will be bringing together thought leaders, city officials and the extended property, academic and cultural community to explore the concept of “placemaking”, address the challenges that our city regions face and collectively discuss how we can improve our built environment.

For Manchester, like cities across the country, placemaking can be a catalyst for the continued investment and development it must secure to compete nationally and on the world stage.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Andy Bounds - Enterprise Editor - FT

  • Daniel Storer - Director, MIDAS

  • David Moutrey - CEO, HOME

  • David Roscoe - City Centre Planning Team, Manchester City Council

  • Jacob Loftus - CEO, General Projects

  • Jim Coleman - Global Head of Economics, BuroHappold

  • Dr Joe Ravetz - Co-Director of CURE, University of Manchester

  • Julian Lipscombe - Director, Bennetts Associates

  • Lynda Shillaw - Divisional CEO Property, MAG

  • Mark Goldfinger - Director of Expansion for Europe, Israel and Australia, WeWork

  • Nathan Cornish - Group Director, Urban Splash

  • Phil Mayall - Development Director, MUSE

  • Philip Tidd - Principal & Head of Consulting, Gensler

  • Stephen Wild- Managing Director, MediaCityUK

  • Tom Redmayne - Director of Business Development, UK & Ireland, WiredScore

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  • 13:00 Registration & introduction

  • 14:15 Session 1: Metamorphosis

  • 15:00 Session 2: Headspace

  • 15:45 Coffee Break & Guest Speaker Session

  • 16:45 Session 4: Horizons

  • 17:30 Wrap up, drinks, food and networking

The sessions

Metamorphosis: transformation in the city: in this session our panel discusses the cultural and physical developments that are transforming the places in which we live, work and play in the city today

Headspace: disruption in the workspace: in this session our panel takes a look at the impact of technological advancement, the rise of co-working and rapidly changing lifestyles on the workspace of tomorrow, and how cities like Manchester need to adapt to these changes

Interactive Workshop: urban design challenge: an informal interactive workshop run by our friends at Gensler, exploring the relationship between people, business and infrastructure in a series of team challenges (full details TBC)

Horizons: the future of placemaking in Manchester: in our final session, our panel looks to the horizon for the major opportunities and challenges for the future of Manchester's built environment.


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

No - we will register your details and you will have a namecard on arrival.

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