Thursday 21st March 2024, 10am-3pm (refreshments and networking from (9:30am),
The Angel Hotel, Cardiff
Kindly sponsored by Planning Aid Wales
As we move into another year, Placemaking is still something we should be thinking about and a practice we should be implementing. There are growing expectations within the sector to consider tenant and community views when developing new homes and spaces. Along with this, more organisations are signing the Placemaking Charter, the concept of Placemaking continues to grow in Welsh housing.
Following a sell-out 2023 conference, Join us at our 2nd Annual Placemaking with People conference to get the latest information about Placemaking in Wales and hear from our expert speakers. Don't miss your chance to hear how we can ensure people and communities are at the heart of the process, how we can work to create places that are vibrant and where people across Wales can develop and feel a sense of belonging.
The way places are planned, designed, developed, and managed has the potential to positively shape where and how people live, work, socialise, move about and engage. Placemaking means to engage with people to ensure our communities contribute positively to creating or enhancing lives, within which people, communities, businesses, and nature can thrive.
Placemaking gives a name to something so many of us in Housing are already doing. We are looking at our Planning and design of homes and community spaces with a holistic approach with the focus on a positive outcome and lived experience.
This one-day conference will be held at the central Angel Hotel, Cardiff. It will allow us to dive deeper into this topic as a housing community and explore where we could go in the future.
During this engaging and insightful conference, we will explore some key areas including:
How we can ensure our communities positively influence and form a part of how places and spaces are designed, programmed and managed.
How Placemaking can support healthy equity, accessibility, fight social isolation and advance sustainability and resilience.
The schedule will include a range of inspiring speakers and practical case studies from communities, the housing sector and beyond, designed to spark ideas and conversations.
Mark Jones, Planning Engagement Officer, Planning Aid Wales
Mark is responsible for Planning Aid Wales' planning services and works to support planners and developers to engage more creatively with their communities.
Max Hampton, Design Advisor, Design Commission for Wales
Following on from our 2023 keynote, Max will be joining us from the Design Comission for Wales who are the leaders of the Placemaking Charter. Max will be providing us with the very latest update on Placemaking and the Charter - which we see implemented across the housing sector in Wale in our homes and communities.
James Brown, Managing Director, The Urbanists
James has over 25 years of experience in urban design, planning and landscape architecture with a proven track record of leading complex and innovative development, Placemaking and regeneration projects in various settings and contexts. James will be sharing examples of The Urbanists' approach to Placemaking from beginning to end, along with tacking the big question - What actually is Placemaking?
Hamish Munro, Placemaking Programme Manager, Caerphilly County Borough Council
Hamish is leading on the regeneration and redevelopment plans for Caerphilly Town Centre as detailed in the emerging Placemaking Plan 2035. Hamish will be sharing the exciting plans for Caerphilly at our 2024 conference.
Casey Edwards, Community-led Housing Programme Manager and Jonathan Hughes, Community-led Housing Advisor, Cwmpas
Casey and Jonathan work on Cwmpas' Community-led housing project. This project aims to bring people together to help decide what kind of homes they want to live in, build a shared vision and promote an influential voice.
Loyn +Co Architects
Loyn+Co are established architects in the development and Placemaking space. They will be joining us to share their journey from an architectural and planning perspective on how we can implement a Placemaking ethos from the start of a home's journey.
Rhianydd Jenkins, Director of Development and Regeneration, RHA Wales and Emma Lewis, Bid Manager, Willis Construction
Rhi has responsibility for RHA’s Development and Regeneration programmes in Rhondda Cynon Taf, making sure the organisation plays its part to deliver affordable and sustainable homes. Alongside this work, Rhi’s portfolio includes the Community Team, who lead on engaging with tenants and community members, listening to their views and feedback to shape and support the communities and places that we work with. Rhi will chat to us along with construction partner Willis about their work in Tonypandy and how they’ve put people and community at the very centre of their plans and work at their Big Shed project.
Full speaker line up to be announced soon
Who should attend?
This essential event is a must for social landlords, residents, third sector organisations, community volunteers, statutory agencies, charities, and voluntary groups so book you place now.
Cost for the entire event (including refreshments)
Staff/Board members: £79 + VAT
Tenants / Community Volunteers: £59+VAT
Terms & Conditions
Due to strict T&C's of the Venue, all cancellations will incur the full cost.
If you are unable to attend, you can send a substitute delegate at no extra cost. All substitute delegates must be notified to [email protected]
If you fail to attend, you will be charged the full cost of attendance.
TPAS Cymru Right to Cancel
We aim to make sure that all events run as planned. However, there may be times when, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to cancel an event. Should this be the case we will give you as much notice as possible. If you have already paid for the cancelled event we will give you a full refund. Should we run the event again, we will give you priority
Placemaking with People 2024 - making communities liveable for all
Thursday 21 March 2024, 09:30 - 15:00
Booking Available Until
Thursday 14 March 2024
Members: £0.00+ VAT
Non-Members: £0.00 + VAT
The Angel Hotel
029 2064 9200
Full Price: £99.00
Full Price: £79.00
Full Price: £59.00