Placemaking: Everyone is doing it but what does it mean?

Friday 27 May 2016

08:30 - 09:30 (Registration from 08:00)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

What does ‘placemaking’ actually mean for London today? With almost every new mixed use scheme and regeneration opportunity in London quoting ‘placemaking’ in how they talk about their project, does this term mean actually anything any more?

Has it been overused? Does the public understand the concept of placemaking? Is it now being used more to sell space than as a genuine tool for creating better space for communities and increasing job opportunities? Are the social impacts of placemaking as significant as they could be?
This breakfast talk is the first in our series of events looking at placemaking in London and will hear from key figures in placemaking who will debate whether we are doing enough to create successful places in London.

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Eric Reynolds, Founding Director, Urban Space Management  
Steve Whyman, Chief Executive, Broadgate Estates (Chair)
Kathryn Firth, Urban Design Consultant 
Craig Sheach, Director, PRP

Anette Simpson, Director of Planning and Development for Earls Court, Capco

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