Placemaking Summit


Planning is pleased to announce this years’ Placemaking Summit is now available to watch on demand. The Placemaking Summit provided a unique opportunity for over 100 place-makers from across the UK to delve into, and share solutions to, some of the biggest challenges currently encountered when creating better places. If you missed the live summit on 17 June 2015, you can tap into our practical online seminar without leaving your desk. We will bring the most relevant sessions in the form of:

  • online videos
  • slides

The speakers in the summit video will explore the latest insights on what the future holds for place-makers post-election. Also, it will help place-makers like yourself in your daily role by tackling your biggest, absolute need-to-know issues, including:

  • How to meet your community's needs: from master planning and good quality design to delivering long-term placemaking
  • How the public and private sectors can work together to fund infrastructure and provide the places we really need
  • Best practice for employing innovative ideas to create better places from adaptable case studies

The Online Placemaking Summit Package Includes


Opening Keynote Address:

  • Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor, Policy and Planning, Greater London Authority

Keynote Address:

  • Lord Kerslake, Chair, Peabody ; Chair, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


  • Peter Barbalov, Partner, Farrells

Dual Panel Discussion: How to Deliver Well Designed New Places

  • Chris Lamb, Director, Design South East
  • Jane Briginshaw, Head of Design and Sustainability, Homes And Communities Agency

The Future Of Town Centres Beyond Retail-Led Regeneration

  • Neil McCourt, Consultant, Former Retail Managing Director at Tesco and member of the Future High Street Forum
  • Ros Morgan, Chief Executive, Kingstonfirst
  • Ali Pretty, Artistic Director, Kinetika

The Importance Of The Paved Surface In Achieving A Welcoming Space

  • Michael Heap, Chairman, CED Ltd

Embedding Urban Design In Transport Projects

  • Robin Buckle, Head of Urban Design, Transport For London

Dual Perspective: Creating A Sense Of Place In Urban Environments - Building Places That Successfully Meet The Needs Of Communities. Building Successful Places For People

  • Thomas Bender, Lead Advisor for Design Review, Cabe

Design Council. Masterplanning For Urban Schemes

  • David Rudlin, Director, URBED

How Well Connected Is Your Plan? How Much Activity Is Likely On The Streets? An interactive Demonstration Of The Latest Urban Analysis Tool

  • Robert Adam, Director, PLACE LOGIC


How To Maintain Quality Throughout A Long-Term Placemaking Process Case Study: Battersea Power Station

  • Miranda Kimball, Design and Placemaking Manager, Battersea Power Station Development Company

How To Build And Maintain Relationships With Investors, Local Communities And Other Stakeholders Throughout A Long-Term Placemaking Project. Case Study: King’s Cross

  • Anna Strongman, Senior Projects Director, Argent

Improving the Compulsory Purchase Regime: What Does That Mean For You

  • Tony Thompson, Deputy Head – Development Management Division, Department for Communities and Local Government


Panel Discussion: Working In Partnership And Funding Infrastructure: The Role Of Public And Private Sector In Shaping Placemaking

  • David Hills, DSDHA

How To Create Places We Need And Tackle The Affordability Challenge

  • Lindsey Richards, Head of Midlands South, Homes and Communities Agency
  • Phil Mason, Head of Planning and Regeneration, Cornwall Council



Receive a 25% discount by booking before 17 July 2015 (full price £79.99)