We cover the major issues no one else talks about with talks from experts in the field, including developers, investors, scientists and researchers. Ideal for the whole placemaking team, from developer to designer, investor to local government. Collaborate in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Finish the day with a celebration of the best in place at The Pineapples awards.
Mavericks, thinkers and disruptors address the biggest challenges facing makers of place, through inspiring speeches, hands-on workshops and provocative on-stage interviews
Do you know how to measure social value, build community and create places where people live, work, play and thrive? Speakers include Patrice A. Derrington, Director of the Real Estate Development Programme at Columbia GSAPP, Francesca Brown, Chief Executive of Girls4Girls, Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and LSE Housing and Communities, Tom Chance, Director of the National CLT Network and Andre Reid, founder of Kiondo
Do you know how places impact our behaviour, health and wellbeing? Experts include Nick Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering at University College London, anthropologist and social researcher Nitasha Kapoor and Araceli Camargo, neuroscientist and Director of Lab at CentricLab
Do you know what people want to do downtown, other than shop? Speakers include Rachel Fisher, Deputy Director for Regeneration and Infrastructure, Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, New York City
Do you know how climate risk will impact development or investment? From floods to heatwaves, the fallout from climate change is now impacting investment timelines - some of our cities will be facing new challenges by the time many projects complete. How can you assess the risk and mitigate it? Elizabeth Rapoport, Research Director of the Urban Land Institute will present the findings on future-proofing real estate investment from climate risk, Simon Crichton of sustainable investor Triodos Bank and Basil Demeroutis of sustainable fund FORE
Do you know how to design places where communities thrive? Hear from leading advocates for family and child-friendly cities on how to design places where families want to live, including Sarah Weir OBE, CEO of the Design Council, Adrian Voce, President of the European Network for Child-friendly Cities and a workshop with Patrin Watanadata from Urban95, exploring the user experience of the city from the height of the average 3-year-old, 95cm
Do you know how to harness the benefits of data and technology to the benefit of the citizen? How do make sure the ’offline’ needs and voices are represented, such as children, the unemployed, homeless and elderly? Hear from Niiashie Adjaye, Director of Operations at data company Walulel, Araceli Camargo, Neuroscientist from The Centric Lab and Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe, Researcher from the Alan Turing Institute
The Festival of Place is a one-day conference where developers, scientists, architects, investors, planners, consultants, academics and designers come together to unlock how to make places that thrive.
Who Developers, designers, planners, local government, investors, agencies and consultancies working in the redevelopment of urban spaces and places
When 9 July, 2019
Where Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF
Timings 8:45am registration to 5:30pm cocktail party
Prices 1 ticket £495 + VAT
2 tickets £900 + VAT
3 tickets £1,260 + VAT
Organisation pass* £2,000 + VAT
*Organisation pass is available to Developer (public and private), Local government and Investor organisations. There are no restrictions on the number of attendees per organisation, all individuals are required to register in advance and be employees of the organisation. Please refer to T&Cs.
For multiple tickets or an Organisation Pass please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What to expect Expect a day of inspiring talks tackling the big issues, from the high street to knife crime, and hands-on workshops designed to supercharge creativity, broaden the conversation and challenge the status quo
Executive director, finance - Silva Homes
"Excellent format, combining bite-size insights into a number of key topics from a wide range of speakers. Apps for Q&A and in-conference polling were used effectively by the chair."
"The Social Housing Finance Conference provided a fantastic learning opportunity on how the leading social housing associations are financing themselves and how this impacts their organisation."
Executive management team - Local Space
"This is one of the best value for money conferences I have attended with every session providing a useful insight at the very least and some being unmissable."
"All Chief Executives and Directors of Housing Associations should attend this Conference!"
Finance director - Arhag Housing Association
"As a newbie to the Housing Sector, having moved over from the charity sector - one appreciates that finance is finance, but the conference presented probing questions to answer or walk away and consider. Personally, I learnt a lot and had a good day to soak up SH Finance issues and knowledge. Well worth attending!"