Session four: From creative placemaking to the ‘stewardship’ needed for the future
chaired by Rob Boughton, chief executive, Thakeham
Delivering successful new schemes and building communities requires understanding of how the homes will be managed over time to ensure the quality of the place being created. Hear from exemplars in this space.
Leigh Johnson, head of design and master development, Homes England
Mary Parsons, chair, Town and Country Planning Association
Nick Pollock, planning director, Duchy of Cornwall
Session five: Town centres – supporting housing growth and revival
chaired by Tim Reid, customer relationship director, NHBC
Our towns and cities hold the key to unlocking economic growth post-COVID, helping people and businesses to thrive again. Hear how the public and private sector are boldly investing in the transformation of the UK's town centres, creating opportunities for local people and truly building back better. We hear from a council who have put resi at the heart of their masterplan, a major developer leading on this agenda and a housing association who has invested £27m in a shopping centre.
Pooja Agrawal, chief executive, Public Practice
Kevin Cowin, managing director, MACE Develop
Alan Evans, director of regeneration and place, Wirral Council
Nick Watson, strategic business development director, Sovereign Housing Association
Session six: Unlocking Net Zero – understanding what it means for delivery and how to build now for the future
chaired by Elizabeth Rapoport, head of strategy, Homes England
How do we collaborate together to deliver more homes now that will meet the sustainability needs of the future. Understand the challenges and opportunities for Net Zero placemaking from a leading housing association, local authority leaders and housebuilders.
Rob Boughton, chief executive, Thakeham
David Cowans, chief executive, Places for People
Karime Hassan, chief executive and growth director, Exeter City Council
Claire Racine, director - upstream sustainability services, JLL
The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, minister of state for housing
"Met some great people and made some great contacts. Took away some great tips that are easy to introduce. Saw some marvellous, inspirational speakers that really made me think"
"Great innovative ideas around customer experince and improving the overall customer journey."
"Great insight into how others have successfully integrated innovation and disruption into their businesses."
"Not just another housing conference; challenging examples of thinking from outside the housing bubble"