Festival of Place presents an exciting season of inspiring talks and dynamic workshops for city-shapers, placemakers, planners, developers, architects and investors. Shape your own learning across two weeks of keynote speeches, think-ins, masterclasses, case studies and placehacks about how to design and develop places where people thrive; putting citizens first. Come together with international urban shapers in our social lounge to question, challenge and learn. Celebrate the best in place with The Pineapples.
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Exclusive masterclass with Gil Penalosa, founder of 8 80 Cities who has advised 350 cities around the world, on shaping post-Covid sustainable mobility, public spaces, and streets for more liveable, equitable places
Making lunch with Carolyn Steel, thinker, architect and author of Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World, for an interview and lunchtime cooking session
Fireside chat with Brent Toderian, former chief planner of Vancouver, on good and bad density
Leslie Kern, author of The Feminist City, on the starting blocks for more equitable places
Stefano Boeri, architect of vertical forest tower, Bosco Verticale in Milan on urban greening
Workshops with Tim Gill, Dr. Jo Morrison, Dr. Nick Tyler and more...
Plus leading industry voices including James Raynor, CEO of Grosvenor, Danna Walker, Founder, BuiltByUs, May Al-Karooni, CEO, Globechain, Jan Christian Vestre, CEO, Vestre, Edward Dixon, Head of ESG - Real Assets, Aviva Investors, Catherine Webster, Executive Director - Strategy and Investment, Quintain, Cat Drew, Design Council, Natascha McIntyre-Hall, Assistant Director, Portsmouth City Council, Sarah Wigglesworth, Ben Evans CBE, Founder, London Design Biennale...
Festival of Place
Shortlisted for Event of the Year 2019, IBP Media Awards