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The prestigious Building Futures placemaking conference and sustainable development awards will take place on Thursday 21 October 2021 at Knebworth Barns.

 

Conference Programme

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

    Sponsor: JTP

    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.

    Sponsor: Lovell

    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.

    Sponsor: Wineo

    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

Awards Programme - Announcing our shortlist

Special thanks to our awards headline sponsor the Hertfordshire Growth Board.

Special thanks to our awards headline sponsor the Hertfordshire Growth Board

 

Contact us

BFAwards21@hertfordshire.gov.uk

01992 555730

Building Futures Conference & Awards
Environmental Resource Planning
Postal Point CHN 215
County Hall
Pegs Lane
Hertford
SG13 8DN

 

 

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