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Past Event

Wed 02/02/22
Related Events: Place-maker's Network

Considering the difference between these two approaches, their pros and cons and how they can be mutually supportive.


09.20 Registration

09.30 Welcome & Introductions, Esther Kurland (UDL)

09.40 Perspectives

Our contributors will set out their ambitions in meeting the challenges in delivering place-responsive streets and neighbourhoods.

  • Isabel Gumpert (DFT)
  • Giulio Ferrini (Sustrans)
  • Denean Rowe (Centre for London)

10.00 Future Streets: Setting Objectives Delegates will discuss what the broad priorities and objectives should be and a wish list for future streets programmes.

10.50 Break

11.00 Future Streets: Programme Delivery

In the second break-out session we will discuss what is required to deliver a successful programme.

11.50 Round Up, Esther Kurland (UDL)

12.00 Close

Past Event

Tue 23/11/21, am, 10am–1pm
Related Events: Place-maker's Network

Sharing ideas on how to identify and support those who understand, value and use a neighbourhood so they can positively influence how it changes.


10.00 Welcome and Overview – Who are neighbourhood players and how can they shape successful places?

What is a neighbourhood player and why they are so important to place shaping? Understanding the full range of players and the kinds of contribution they can make.

Clarisse Tavin, Group Manager - Major Programmes and Projects at City of London Corporation

Using community mapping to identify neighbourhood players and their support needs.

Matt Bell, Director of Corporate Affairs, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

10.45 Ways to influence change

How can neighbourhood players be supported to influence change through the place shaping process? Including through planning, procurement and delivery.

Support during procurement - bid development and review, procuring partners, consultants and designers.

Support in the delivery stage - regeneration, housing development, blue/green/other infrastructure projects.

Toussainte Reba, Head of Area Regeneration, LB Haringey

12.15 Supporting community players

What does identifying and supporting community players look like in practice for different sectors? How do you measure success? Learning from case studies in the UK and abroad

Jess Steele, Jericho Road

13.00 Wrap up discussion & close

Past Event

Wed 30/06/21, am, 10am–1pm
Related Events: Place-maker's Network

Looking at both new and established ways of understanding neighbourhoods – from talking to local people to new forms of data analysis.

Past Event

Tue 18/05/21, 9.45am–2.30pm
Related Events: Place-maker's Network

An opportunity to discuss how values have shifted and share practical approaches to support better local living.


  • Michael Clemence - Ipsos Mori 
  • Nicola Bacon - Social Life
  • Hannah Groot & Becky Johnson - TfL
  • Emily Williams - Savills 
  • Jamie Dean - GLA
  • Robin Hutchinson - The Community Brain
  • Joel Cohen & Nick Evans - Sport England
  • Ian Brooker - Jacobs
  • Chris Douglas - WSP
  • Aymara Lamche-Brennan - Charlton Brown Architects 
  • Emma Griffin - London’s Living Streets 
  • Colin Wilson - LB Southwark
  • Sripriya Sudhakar - LBTH
  • Lisa Woo - LB Enfield

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