London, UK - 23 January 2018
Music as Placemaking
On Tuesday 23rd January 2017, Sound Diplomacy presented the first edition of our new 2018 series of 'mini' Sound Development conferences which will be taking place all over the UK.
In 2019, the Mayor of London is implementing the most pro-culture London Plan in history. Over 15 music venues are in development across the capital. Many local authorities, including Newham have implemented night time economy strategies into local plans. Yet, this is only the beginning. Some believe that there is still a disconnect between the planning sector and music, creatives and culture. How do we measure viability? What is placemaking's role? All of these themes were tackled during the conference, which examined two examples of game changing music development in London - The Rattle and Tileyard Studios - and explored the future of music, culture, night time economy and development in London.
Bobby Bloomfield, Co-Founder & CPO, The Rattle
Rachel Dickie, Head of Urban Regeneration, Legal and General Capital
Clare Hebbes, Director of Place & Urban Infrastructure, Lend Lease Development, Europe
Danny Keir, Global Head of Business Development, Sound Diplomacy
Nick Keynes, Tileyard Studios
Matt Newby, Planner, Spatial Planning & Policy Team London Borough of Newham
Tickets were available on a 'pay what you want' basis and all ticket revenue was donated to Crisis. Read more about them here.