08:45 - 17:30
Tobacco Dock, London E1W 2SF
Mavericks, thinkers and disruptors from around the world will address the biggest challenges facing makers of place, through inspiring speeches, hands-on workshops and provocative on-stage interviews
What makes a neighbourhood worth living in?
This event explores what it means to be a good developer, how to measure social value, build community and create places where people live, work, play and thrive with speakers including Patrice A. Derrington, Director of the Real Estate Development Programme at Columbia GSAPP, Tom Chance, Director of the National CLT Network and Andre Reid, founder of Kiondo
How does the design of places impact human behaviour?
Hear about the latest research on how places impact our behaviour, health and wellbeing with experts including 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
What is the future of downtown?
What is the future of the town centre, high street and retail? Thie event explores what people want to do downtown with speakers including Roger Madelin, Head of Canada Water from British Land and Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, New York City
How do we future-proof our investment from climate risk?
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
What makes an inclusive and equitable city?
Hear from leading advocates for family and child-friendly cities on how to design places where families thrive, including 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
What is a truly Smart City?
How do 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?
The Festival of Place is a one-day conference where developers, designers, planners, local government, investors, agencies and consultancies come together to unlock how to make places that thrive