New London Architecture and the Mayor of London hosted a special half day seminar examining the role of culture as a tool for placemaking.
Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor of Planning and Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor of Culture was joined by local authorities, developers and cultural organisations to examine the role culture has to play in placemaking, how cultural venues are being protected and delivered across London, and examine the planning tools which are available to those delivering culture and new opportunities for culture to grow.
The event marked the launch of the Cultural Planning Toolkit, an essential planning guide for placemakers.
London’s culture draws people from around the world, and brings new talent to the city every year. Culture is the epicentre of key regeneration plans, such as the V&A at Olymicopolis, the English National Ballet at London City Island, the Cultural Hub in the City of London, and at Nine Elms. Yet at the same time we are losing artist studios, music venues, pubs and theatres.
Held in the London Chamber at City Hall, the event provided an opportunity to meet with local authorities, developers and cultural organisations.
Download the event delegate pack here.
View photos from the event on our flickr page here
Speakers include Toggle
Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture
Sir Edward Lister, Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor, Policy and Planning
Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy
Nick Starr, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, London Theatre Company
Jeremy Grint, Divisional Director of Regeneration, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive, Historic England
Justine Simons, Head of Cultural Strategy,Greater London Authority
Stewart Murray, Assistant Director of Planning, Greater London Authority
Marcel Baettig, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bow Arts
Nick Hartwright, Director, The Mill Co Project
Mark Davy, Founder, Futurecity
Adam Cooper, Senior Cultural Strategy Officer - Creative Industries, Greater London Authority
David Roberts, Deputy Chief Executive, Igloo Regeneration
Anna Strongman, Head of Asset Management, Argent
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (Chair)