Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.
Presenting recent research and best practice, our panel is going to explore the role of heritage within placemaking strategies, and debate the importance of embracing historical buildings as we seek to define place.
Event Speakers and Panelists
Ross Simmonds - Head of Region, Historic England
Julie Reynolds - NT Curator South West, National Trust
Charlotte Bowles-Lewis - Senior Conservation Officer, Gloucester City Council
Flora Samuel - RIBA VP Research and University of Reading
17.30 Welcome Drinks and Registration
18.05 Historic England - 'Places Strategy'
18.20 National Trust - 'Places Matter'
18.35 Flora Samuel - 'Ten Characteristics of Places Where People Want to Live'
18.50 Charlotte Bowles-Lewis - Gloucester Heritage Strategy
19.05 Panel Discussion 'Why Should Heritage Assets Be Central to Placemaking Strategies'
The event is supported by the RIBA Local Initiative Fund.