The prestigious Building Futures placemaking conference and sustainable development awards will take place on Thursday 21 October 2021 at Knebworth Barns.
Special thanks to our conference headline sponsor, Hertfordshire Building Control.
The ‘Building Futures Placemaking & Design Conference’ will bring together public and private sector leaders to listen to a highly informed agenda of speakers, to hear about the political aspirations for responsible and sustainable growth in Hertfordshire, some of the tools and policy available to help deliver it, and case studies illustrating some of the projects striving to deliver high quality, beautiful and sustainable places that enable Hertfordshire to thrive.
This is an event not to be missed – conference tickets are £99 each available to purchase from Eventbrite using the green button below.
'Hertfordshire's Placemaking - Taking the next giant step for the Hertfordshire of tomorrow'
- Welcome and Housekeeping
Speaker: Lynne Ceeney, Hertfordshire Council, Manager, Hertfodrshire LEADS (Landscape, Ecology, Archaeology, Design & Sustainability)
- Introduction: Success it’s in our DNA - Working together, to learn from a rich legacy of innovative placemaking and create the Hertfordshire of tomorrow.
Opening Address - Setting the challenge for delivering good growth
Speaker: Cllr Richard Roberts Leader, Hertfordshire County Council and Chair, Hertfordshire Growth Board
Standing on the shoulders of giants - Learning from a rich legacy of placemaking
Speaker: Graham Fisher, Chief Executive Letchworth Heritage Foundation
- Session 1: A Dream without a plan is Just a wish - Planning for positive change
Design, Placemaking & Sustainability, Getting the best from Government guidance
Speaker: Andy Von Bradsky, Founder and Director of Von Bradsky Enterprise and former Head of Architecture at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Environment bill & Biodiversity net gain from an expert's perspective
Speaker: Martin Baxter, IEMA, Director of Policy and External Affairs
What do we need from new guidance & planning system reform?
Speaker: Mary Parsons, Director of Regeneration & Partnerships at Lovell Partnerships, Chair Town and Country Planning Association
What can we expect from the office for place?
Speaker: Esther Kurland, Board member Office for Place and Director, Urban Design Learning
The Visitor Economy, beautiful places and successful communities
Speaker: Deirdre Wells OBE, Visit Herts
- Session 2: Making space for new ideas - Creating successful communities
Sponsor: Willmott Dixon
Sustainability and social value - Now or never
Speaker: Richard Davidson, Director Willmott Dixon
Stevenage Regeneration - SG1
Speaker: Kevin Cowin, MD, Mace Develop
Masterplanning & Communities - Do the two mix?
Speaker: Clare San Martin, JTP
- Session 3: Build Better - Build Beautiful - Raising the bar for industry standards.
Quality & Sustainability - The Construction industry's agenda
Speaker: Alison Nicholl, Head of Constructing Excellence, bre
Hertfordshire Building Control
Speaker: Simon Heywood, Hertfordshire Building Control
A Game changing approach to off-site manufacturing
Speaker: Tom Holland, Inspire Modular Homes
- Session 4: Building Sustainable Futures - Sustainable building design for future generations.
Hertfordshire Association of Architects
Speaker: Simon Knight, Chair of local RIBA branch Hertfordshire Association of Architects (HAA)
Designing for health & wellbeing
Speaker: Simon Green, Green Building Design
A Giant Step for Hemel?
Speaker: Sara Whelan, Helem Place Strategy Programme Manager, Dacorum Borough Council
- Closing Remarks
Speaker: Patsy Dell Director, Hertfordshire Growth, Hertfordshire Growth Board