Where we live affects how we live and how we live affects everything else including our health, wellbeing, relationships, access to work, social life, and impact on the environment. Wales needs more homes and the future of residential development in Wales must be about more than just the number of ‘units’ that can be built – it must be about creating thriving ‘places for life’.
DCFW’s Places for Life conference will explore the interrelationship between mobility, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, placemaking and the important role of a clear vision in creating great places to live.
We are pleased to welcome the following speakers:
Happy neighbourhoods, placemaking and mobility systems | Marten Sims, Senior Design and Engagement Specialist, Happy City
Delivering healthy homes | Ashley Bateson, Partner & Head of Sustainability, Hoare Lea
A vision for life in Cardiff Bay | Mark Hallett, Development Director, igloo Regeneration and Victoria Coombs, Architect, Loyn & Co Architects
Why it pays to invest in placemaking | Susan Emmett, Director of Residential Research, Savills
Interactive workshops will be led by Happy City, Coombs Jones Architects and The Urbanists providing plenty of inspiration and information. The event will also provide space for discussion, debate and the exchange of ideas across sectors and disciplines.
By understanding the impact of design on the health, happiness and wellbeing of residents, those who shape the built environment, including planners, urban designers, architects, leaders and developers, can play a lead role in creating better value and better places.
Join us and expect to engage, question, debate, think and contribute.