London, UK - 5 FEBRUARY 2019


Music as a Tool for High Street Regeneration


On 5 February 2019, the fifth global and first 2019 edition of Sound Development was held at Republic, London.

The theme of the evening was “Music as a Tool for High Street Regeneration” and the relationship between the music and real estate industries was explored in a series of talks, presentations and debates with the aim of understanding how music can be used to improve the built and social environments of our cities. The event sold out and was a huge success: 93 people attended and £550+ was raised for Music 4 Mental Health.


  • 6.00pm: Arrive

  • 6.30pm - 6.45pm: Introduction by Danny Keir, Sound Diplomacy and Matt Campion, Music 4 Mental Health

  • 6.45pm - 7.15pm: Presentations

    • Presentation 1: Reprogramming Retail Spaces - David Gray of Undegun / This Project in Wrexham

    • Presentation 2: Designing Meanwhile Spaces - Tom & James Teatum of Noiascape

  • 7.15pm - 7.30pm: Break

  • 7.30pm - 8.15pm: Panel Discussion

    • Moderator - Kat Hanna, Cushman & Wakefield

    • Panelist - Laurence Jones, Trilogy/Republic

    • Panelist - Dr Julia Jones, Found In Music/Busk In London

    • Panelist - Jen Wood, Senior Culture Officer, Culture and Events | Environment and Leisure, Southwark Council

    • Panelist - Achal Dhillon, Killing Moon/AIM

  • 8.15pm - 9.00pm Networking