A one-day symposium

Help us to develop 52 Ideas for the creation of new communities as we seek to solve today’s housing crisis.

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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.

Topics for discussion

Roundtable discussions and brief keynotes considering economic, societal and technological influences on placemaking.

How can we make this relevant today?

As startups increasingly drive employment growth, what does this mean for creating new places for people to work as well as live?

Can modern employers fill the stewardship role?

Have we got the financial or ownership model right?

What alternative models can be used to balance the urgent need for housing with the desire to create great places?

Can it be self-sustaining or is it caught in the policy cycle?

Can placemaking be private-sector led?

Who are the ‘new Cadburys’ and the disrupters?

Are they interested in this model?

How can public and private sectors collaborate to create places?

What makes people passionate – and compassionate – about creating homes, places and communities?

How/can we avoid homogeneity in places so that communities rather than ghettos are built?

How can we ensure that new places are fit for purpose not just for today and tomorrow, bit for the future?

What are the technologies that need to be designed for and can flexibility be built in for future, unknown technologies?

Help create an Action Plan

We are keen to hear from professionals, academics or anyone with strong opinions about the topics for debate.