Towards a Neighbourhood Renaissance: Living well locally

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Neighbourhoods are in crisis. Shops and community facilities are closing, loneliness and isolation is increasing. Public health is worsening, and life expectancy is declining owing to unhealthy lifestyles. Villages are losing shops, pubs and post offices, reducing them to nothing more than quaint rural housing estates.

In new development, neighbourhoods seem to be hard or impossible to create – something that has been picked up by press and local communities. No shops, no doctor’s surgery, no community centre, no leisure facilities, no employment, no public transport. Just houses.

What can be done? – this day-time in person event brings some of the UK’s leading researchers and practitioners on:
...Existing Neighbourhoods: what can be done to retrofit, revive and sustain them
...New Neighbourhoods – how to best to lay them out, what density, and how to ensure they have the facilities that people need, when they need them, not years later.

Chaired by Paul Reynolds, Tapestry and Lucy Fineberg UCM Architects

Speakers include:
Professor Matthew Carmona, Place Alliance, University College London
Dr Husam AlWaer University of Dundee
Chris Martin, Urban Movement
Stephen Proctor, Proctor and Matthews
Parisa Wright, The Greener and Cleaner network
Amanda Reynolds, AR Urbanism
Catherine Hammant, Researcher and Independent consultant
Richard Eastham, Feria Urbanism
Period6 Jun 2024
Event typeOther
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map