Break down silos and come together with professionals from across the built environment and public sector to tackle the major issues facing urban development in an environment where it is safe to ask questions.
Gain frank insight from internal and external experts, including developers, investors, scientists, designers, city leaders and researchers.
Ideal for the whole placemaking team, from developer to designer, investor to local government, come to the Festival and meet new partners in a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. Finish the day with a celebration of the best in place at The Pineapples awards party.
“Genuinely vibrant, exciting and thought-provoking”
Nigel Brewer, planning and design director, Places for People
Tackle the big issues, together.
Participate and meet new collaborators seeking to address the biggest challenges facing makers of place, with inspiring speeches, hands-on workshops and coffee on tap
“Excellent from start to finish”
Kevin McCauley, executive director, CBRE
Darren Comber, Chief Executive, Scott Brownrigg
“Exciting, with all kinds of things happening in different rooms and really interactive”
Natascha McIntyre Hall, Assistant Director, Strategic Developments, Portsmouth City Council
Festival of Place 2019
Shortlisted for Event of the Year 2019, IBP Media Awards
What makes a place
worth living in?
Do you know how to measure social value, build community and create places where people stay healthy and feel well? Speakers include leading Italian architect Stefano Boeri, Sophie White, Director of Infrastructure Grant at Homes England and Jonny Anstead, Founding Director of Town
How do we enable disability and impairment and the elderly to thrive?
Do you know how design places that enable all ages and abilities, creating new routes to employment and agency? Experts include blind anthropologist Danny Michael Ball and Danna Walker, Founder/Director of Built By Us
What is the future of transport?
Learn from the approaches cities are taking in re-imagining future transport and gain insight from research into how mobility is changing. Speakers include Nicole Badstuber, transport researcher, UCL and Natascha McIntyre Hall, Assistant Director Strategic Developments at Portsmouth City Council
How do we future-proof our cities from climate risk?
From re-imagining landscape architecture and public space to support hotter and wetter cities, to the less talked about fallouts from climate change such as social and health impacts. How can you assess the risk and mitigate it on your development? Speakers include Hala El Akl, director at PLP Architecture on masterplanning for climate change and Araceli Camargo, Neuroscientist from The Centric Lab on PTSD and global heating.
What is a truly Smart City?
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? Speakers include Alex Fefegha of Comuzi Lab.
What makes a culturally vibrant city?
Do you know how to design places where music, arts and culture thrive? Speakers include Tom Hawley, Strategic Adviser to Yoo Capital’s Future Olympia
The Festival of Place is a one-day conference where local government and developers, designers and investors, placemakers and cityshapers come together to unlock how to make places that thrive.
Who Developers, local authorities, housing associations, architects, landscape designers, planners, investors, academics and researchers, community outreach workers, agencies and consultancies working in the redevelopment of urban spaces and places
When 7 July, 2020
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 £1,185 + VAT
Concessions for charities, students, etc. - on application
Organisation pass* £2,000 + VAT
Learning & Development pass** £2,500 + VAT
For multiple tickets, Learning & Development or an Organisation Pass please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a limited number of free tickets for charities, students, community groups, engaged citizens and small non-profit organisations. We welcome your participation:
Apply for a pass
*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 organisations keen to send larger groups to gain valuable learnings and CPD points. Opportunity to provide access across different disciplines and experience levels. Resticted to 10.
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!"