Room CEH 207:
WeAreWaterloo’s placemaking strategy

Key themes: dynamic, participatory, current
Speakers: Charles Graham & Natalie Raben

This is an opportunity to hear first hand about the collaborative, live, placemaking strategy process implemented by the WeAreWaterloo BID and participate in prioritising tactics and next steps.

Speaker bio: Charles Graham is an associate professor in marketing at the London South Dr Charles GrahamBank University Business School and an adjunct professor at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute at the University of South Australia. He studied English Literature at Cambridge, gained an MA in strategic marketing management at Kingston University and a PhD with Andrew Ehrenberg’s Centre for Research in Marketing at LSBU. Before becoming an academic, he held board-level roles managing consumer packaged-goods and licenced and franchised hospitality brands.

Speaker bio: Natalie Raben is responsible for enticing people to spend more time – and money! – in London’s Waterloo neighbourhood. Prior to Waterloo, Natalie began her BID career in New York at the Lower East Side Partnership, also a BID, where she launched the organisation’s public art portfolio through the 100 Gates Project, a public art initiative that connected artists and businesses through murals on security gates. More recently, she obtained her MSc from Manchester MET University in Place Management & Leadership.

Room CEH 205:
Care and repair on Rye Lane Peckham

Key themes: architecture, refurbishment, transformation
Speakers: Cathy Hawley and Tom Coward

An exploration of the environment and community of Rye Lane, Peckham. Examining existing built fabric and occupation and ideas for the care, repair and transformation of this characterful High Street.

Speaker bios: Cathy Hawley and Tom Coward lead Unit 1, a postgraduate design unit at the University of Kingston. Both are award winning practicing architects with wide experience of working on community and civic landscapes and buildings in London and across the UK.

Lecture Hall CEH 201:
Tech for Good: connect with your citizens to drive community-led decision making and place shaping

Key themes: inspirational, practical, implementable
Speaker: Tiernan Mines

Hello Lamp Post empowers people to influence the future development of their local area. By making the planning of cities more centred around the needs and ideas of citizens, Hello Lamp Post is helping to drive the way we shape local areas and services, positively impacting places where people live, work and travel.

Speaker bio: Tiernan Mines is the Co-Founder and CEO for Hello Lamp Post, the playful platform that helps people to meaningfully interact with their built environment, learn about its stories, and be part of its future. A rising leader in the UK start-up community, Tiernan believes in the power of tech for good and the benefits it has on our society.

Room CEH 206:
Building the case for people-focussed High Streets

Key themes: funding, partnership, governance
Speaker: Sandra Perez and Lucy Webb

A step-by-step guide to ensuring your High Street projects are suitable, deliverable and transform people’s lives. We will help you feel in control again and able to attract investment and use your resources for maximum impact.

Speaker bio: Sandra has a background in Architecture and Design, with over nine years’ experience delivering regeneration and town centre projects. One of Inner Circle’s most innovative thinkers, Sandra leads on town centre, regeneration and stakeholder engagement projects, often operating within Local Authorities as part of the client team to maximise the impact and social value of their investment in High Streets.

Speaker bio:Lucy is an urban regeneration consultant operating at a senior level across local authority, housing association, private and voluntary sectors. Lucy specialises in supporting sustainable growth plans that drive benefits to all delivered through a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector approach. Lucy has led on a number of complex projects and programmes including housing estate regeneration; High Street renewal; social infrastructure planning; public realm schemes; and socio-economic regeneration initiatives. Lucy recently played a lead role in writing the successful £19m Levelling Up Fund bid for Newham Council.

Room CEH 208:
‘Work near home’ new department store of activity

Key themes: accessibility, community, inclusivity
Speakers: Freddie Fforde and Paloma Strelitz, Patch

How might we create new centres of community on the high street, that are open and accessible to different people for different things? What are these activities? Desking? Community kitchens? Places of learning? Events, hobbies and classes?

Freddie Fforde

Speaker bio: Freddie Fforde is the Founder of Patch co-working clubs and community destinations, with a career history building early-stage technology companies, and one time Student Union President.

Speaker bio: Paloma Strelitz trained as an architect before co-founding social impact design studio Assemble specialising in placemaking, and which is best known for winning the 2015 Turner Prize.

Room CEH 210:
Young agency and the city: after Colin Ward

Key themes: architecture, built environment, agency
Speaker: Aoife Donnelly

Exploration of two research projects that focussed on young people and the city; ‘A Seat at the Table’ Whitechapel Gallery residency and ‘Croydon Urban Room: Voices of the unheard’.

Aoife DonnellySpeaker bio: Aoife Donnelly is a practicing Architect and Educator, and Senior Lecturer at KSA’s Dept. of Architecture and Landscape, where she leads a Tectonics module, a masters designate and Studio 3.3, a final year undergraduate design studio. Her research explores practices of making, questions agency in the built environment including through the mapping and representation of ‘narrative environments’. The work seeks design solutions that are simultaneously inventive, playful and moving. 

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