Festival of Place

The Developer

Conference, Festival
02.11.2020 - 13.11.2020

About the Event

Make a positive impact on places Festival of Place presents an exciting season of inspiring talks and dynamic workshops for city-shapers, placemakers, planners, developers, architects and investors. Shape your own learning across two weeks of keynote speeches, think-ins, masterclasses, case studies and placehacks about how to design and develop places where people thrive; putting citizens first. Come together with international urban shapers in our social lounge to question, challenge and learn. Celebrate the best in place with The Pineapples. Festival highlights Exclusive masterclass with Gil Penalosa, founder of 8 80 Cities who has advised 350 cities around the world, on shaping post-Covid sustainable mobility, public spaces, and streets for more liveable, equitable places Making lunch with Carolyn Steel, thinker, architect and author of Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World, for an interview and lunchtime cooking session Fireside chat with Brent Toderian, former chief planner of Vancouver, on good and bad density Leslie Kern, author of The Feminist City, on the starting blocks for more equitable places Stefano Boeri, architect of vertical forest tower, Bosco Verticale in Milan on urban greening Workshops with Tim Gill, Dr. Jo Morrison, Dr. Nick Tyler and more... Plus leading industry voices including James Raynor, CEO of Grosvenor, Danna Walker, Founder, BuiltByUs, May Al-Karooni, CEO, Globechain, Jan Christian Vestre, CEO, Vestre, Edward Dixon, Head of ESG - Real Assets, Aviva Investors, Catherine Webster, Executive Director - Strategy and Investment, Quintain, Cat Drew, Design Council, Natascha McIntyre-Hall, Assistant Director, Portsmouth City Council, Sarah Wigglesworth, Ben Evans CBE, Founder, London Design Biennale... Update your thinking. Learn. Get inspired. Break down silos and come together with professionals to tackle the major issues facing urban development in an environment where it is safe to ask questions. Gain frank insight from experts, including authors, scientists, cultural leaders, developers, investors, scientists, designers, community workers and city leaders. Ideal for the whole placemaking team, from developer to designer, investor to local government. Includes our inspiring celebration of the best in place, The Pineapples awards. Participate and meet new collaborators seeking to address the biggest challenges facing makers of place, through online masterclasses and workshops, where you will roll your sleeves up around the table.

About Us

The Developer is a publication for enlightened real estate developers working in the private and public sector along with their investors, local government, architects, placemakers and project teams. It’s major event, the Festival of Place, brings its audience together to learn, inspire and debate the future of placemaking.


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