Since Bournville Architects became part of Stride Treglown, we have been inspired by the 1901 Garden Cities Association symposium programme. The conversation around garden cities continues to build momentum and with our close link with Bournville Village Trust, it puts us in a unique position.
By ‘re-hosting’ the original symposium with a modern twist, we aim to expand the debate to look at social, economic, health, wellbeing, ways of working and societal changes and the role of policy in solving the current housing crisis.
With your knowledge and industry experience we would like you to help us collectively address and constructively challenge the issues that people both in the housing industry and beyond think are important. We hope it will prove to be both enjoyable and stimulating!
We want the debate to be more than a ‘quick fix’ to build houses in volume. We want to learn from the experience of the Bournville Village Trust. We want to develop the opportunities and mindset needed to deliver new and expanded places for future generations.
Given the breadth of the discussions to be had, we are keen to hear from people from a range of professional and academic disciplines, charities and, in fact, anyone who has strong opinions around the topics for debate.
We will capture the day with photographs, video, scribes and an artist. We will then publish the conclusions as an action plan for Placemakers of the future.
We want the plan to Shape Future Places.
Who's leading the debate
We are gathering people from across and beyond the housing sector to debate the wider issues around creating new places.
Head of Strategic Land
Town Planning Expert, Senior Associate
Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership
Director of Product and Service Innovation
Places for People
Innovation Expert, Director
Cast Real Estate Consultancy