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Membership of IPM provides free access to all events, with exception of the IPM bi-annual conference and one-day masterclassses which offer a special members rate.
(Some events are available to non-members and charge a non-member registration fee.)
8th December 2022
Research seminar: Festive special
15.00 - 17.00 | In-person or online
This year’s IPM Festive Research Seminar once again will be chaired by IPM director Dr Steve Millington, who will present the Institute's Top 10 moments of 2022. The seminar will provide a platform for new and early career researchers at the University, including our own Afroditi Kazakou to talk about participatory place branding. Also, Professor Steve Miles will introduce the LUDEC Programme, a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust to support new doctoral research on the future of towns and cities, aiming to bring together academics, students, local communities and urban designers (in the broadest sense) to transform the way we think about place and to envisage new ways of living and working.
In summary, we have past, present and future covered this Christmas time.
18th January 2023
Masterclass: Place Management and Leadership
10:00 - 15:00 | In-person or online
Place management and leadership is now seen as the key component in the successful recovery and transformation of towns and cities. Whilst funding, planning and other technical specialisms (like planning and design) are important, places need committed people to inspire, collaborate and coordinate action. This masterclass strengthens the knowledge and capacity of local leaders from local authorities, BIDs, business and the wider community to become effective place leaders.
9th February 2023
How can we create vital and viable places?
14.00 - 15.30 | Online
What will our future places look like? What will make them thrive, economically, socially and environmentally? Join the IPM and guest speakers to discuss its recently published new framework for 'vital and viable' places and to ask 'what makes successful places tick', from the local to the global scale?
11th May 2023
Online briefing: Demolish, re-purpose, re-let?
14.00 - 15.30 | Online
What’s your place doing with its vacant shopping centre and department store spaces?
This IPM webinar will hear from specialists in bringing these key buildings back into use, explore current case studies, and examine the pros and cons of alternative options including residential, office, leisure, arts & crafts, education, health and more.
A detailed agenda will follow.
15th May 2023
Masterclass: Place Marketing, Branding and Communication
10.00 - 16.00 | In-person or online
This masterclass introduces you to the essentials of effective place marketing and branding. Corporate marketing techniques need significant adaptation to be relevant in place marketing and some approaches are just not applicable at all. Find out from leading scholars and practitioners in the area how you can improve your place marketing and branding, so it has a positive and longer-term impact on people's engagement and perception of your place.