The Landscape Institute are proud to support the Festival of Place which will be brought to you by The Developer on 9 July 2019.

For one day only, Tobacco Dock in the East End of London will be transformed into a HQ for makers of place, bringing together developers, scientists, architects, investors, planners, consultants, academics and designers to unlock how to make places that thrive, and answer key questions facing the sector.

What makes a neighbourhood worth living in? How does the design of places impact human behaviour? What is the future of downtown? How do we futureproof our investment from climate risk? What makes and inclusive and equitable city? What is a truly smart city?

An exceptional line-up of expert speakers is set to include:

  • Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance
  • Sarah Weir, CEO of the Design Council
  • Reinier de Graaf, partner at OMA
  • Stuart Lipton of Lipton Rogers Developments
  • Patrice Derrington, Director of the Real Estate Development Programme at Columbia GSAPP
  • and more, including neuroscientists, anthropologists, engineers and data scientists presenting exciting new research on life in urban space

Elsewhere, hands-on workshops and a thriving market square will supercharge creativity, broaden the conversation and challenge the status quo. At the Festival of Place, what happens between the sessions will be as valuable as the learning within them.

The day will finish with The Pineapples awards for place, celebrating mixed-use developments of scale incorporating public realm and seeking to recognise, quite simply, the very best in placemaking.

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