Institute of Place Management 4th International Biennial Conference

 

Inclusive Placemaking

7th – 8th September 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK

PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE 

Conference Chairs: Professor Ares Kalandides, Dr Steve Millington and Professor Cathy Parker

The repercussions of the 2008 global financial crisis continue to reverberate across the world, presenting major challenges to local development.  In many places, after decades of regeneration, the money has simply run out. This is an era of austerity, but one where responsibility for prosperity (or failure) is being devolved and localised through current political agendas.  This coincides with calls to take back control, both in the UK and USA. However, the local capacity to transform places, to tackle serious issues such as income inequality and climate change is severely over-estimated, and brings into question the future of the current economic development mantra, inclusive growth.

Despite these broad economic and political uncertainties, places continue to evolve.  In the absence of public or private funding there is a greater emphasis on communities to self-organise, through ordinary and neighbourhood placemaking.  The stories of how people in places support the arts, the local heritage, the vulnerable, the young and the old can be an inspirational example of creativity and compassion. Nevertheless, the organisers of food banks, free after-school clubs, community litter-picks, and all the other people who attend neighbourhood gardens, produce local festivals and events, are under-resourced, under-supported, and under-valued. 

In this context, we want to understand more about placemaking as a participatory and inclusive practice, which connects individuals into networks of place-based action and results in the context of austerity, devolution, and local responsibility.  We are also interested in moving beyond the silos of academics disciplines or professional interventions, to consider the connection between business, community and policy. 

As well as around 40 invited presentations addressing the conference theme of 'inclusive placemaking' there are three special tracks running through the conference.

Business Improvement Districts and Business Networks

Placemaking, anchor institutions and public spaces

Making and marketing places

We are delighted that our keynote speakers will be

Ethan Kent, from the Project for Public Spaces

Phil Prentice from Scotland's Towns Partnership

We are also pleased to announce that the Institute of Place Management will be signing an important Memorandum of Understanding with the Landscape Institute during the conference. CEO of the Landscape Institute, Daniel Cook, will be presenting a vision as to how our two organisations can work more closely together for inclusive placemaking - and how our alliance will benefit our join membership.

Inclusive Placemaking – Outline Program

 Wednesday 6th September

Evening Reception and Inaugural Lecture

Benzie Building, Higher Ormond Street, Manchester M15 6BG

18:00

19:00

Drinks reception: Celebrating 10 years of IPM and the Journal of Place Management and Development

19:00

19:30

Inaugural lecture: “The Politics of Place in the Work of Doreen Massey: Lessons for Placemakers” by Professor Ares Kalandides

19:30

20:00

Refreshments

Thursday 7th September

Benzie Building, Higher Ormond Street, Manchester M15 6BG

08:00

09:00

Registration

09:00

09:55

Keynote Speech: Ethen Kent - Project for Public Spaces

 

 

Inclusive Placemaking Tracks

BIDs and Business Networks Track

10:00

11:00

Austerity, social deprivation and placemaking practices

Edible placemaking

International perspectives

11:05

11:25

Refreshments

11:30

12:30

Placemaking and governance

Placemaking case-studies

Improving civic spaces

12:35

12:55

Plenary session: Daniel Cook, The Landscape Institute

13:00

13:55

Lunch

14:00

14:25

Keynote speech: Phil Prentice, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

14:30

15:30

Placemaking design and infrastructure 1

Placemaking: Arts, culture and music

Business networks

15:35

15:55

Refreshments

16:00

17:00

Placemaking, design and infrastructure 2

Placemaking and tourism

Residents and housing

18:30

22:30

Conference dinner, Rosylee Tea Roooms, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB

Friday 8th September

Benzie Building, Higher Ormond Street, Manchester M15 6BG

08:30

09:30

Registration

09:30

09:55

Plenary Session: Best practitioner paper

 

 

Museums and Anchors Track

Marketing and Placemaking Track

Inclusive Placemaking Track

10:00

11:00

Placemaking and museums

Critical perspectives 1

Placemaking processes and strategies 1

11:05

11:25

Refreshments

11:30

12:30

Placemaking and festivals

Marketing practices making places

Placemaking processes and strategies 2

12:35

13:40

Lunch

13:45

14:10

Plenary session: Best academic paper

14:15

15:35

Placemaking and museums

Critical perspectives 2

Placemaking digital and data

15:35

16:00

Conference reflections and close

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For more information please contact Gareth Roberts.

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Academic Committee

  • Professor Ares Kalandides
  • Professor Cathy Parker
  • Dr Steve Millington
  • Professor Dominic Medway
  • Professor Gary Warnaby
  • Professor Simon Quin
  • Dr Heather Skinner
  • Dr Bex Lewis
  • Gareth Roberts
  • Dr David Cooper
  • Chloe Steadman