London, september 2019
Sound Development brings together the top minds from the private and public sectors. Leading experts from the music industry, to those in development, city planning and urban regeneration.
Jim Coleman, Director of Urban Economics, OPM UK
Jim Coleman is an expert in urban economics and urban resilience with over 25 years’ experience. He regularly provides expert economic advice internationally including to national governments, urban development companies, municipal authorities and international development agencies, including the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
His focus is on the economic resilience of cities & urban green growth, urban competitiveness and economic specialisation, labour markets & migration, infrastructure planning & investment, and the urban consequences of climate change. He has worked extensively in the UK, northern and eastern Europe, east and south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Jim also works regularly for private sector clients and regularly writes and commentates on issues in urban economic development and urban resilience. He hasy presented at conferences and events in Dhaka, Budapest, Aarhus and New York. Jim is also currently a Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster.
Lucy Latham, Policy and Cities Programme Lead, Julie’s Bicycle
Lucy joined Julie's Bicycle in 2013 to work with key cultural actors in the UK and internationally, delivering research, training, consultancy and advocating for the strategic integration of environmental and climate action within the cultural economy. She leads Julie’s Bicycle’s Policy and Cities programme, focussing on the role of culture in driving urban transformation, convening cultural and environmental stakeholders in cities, and supporting cultural policy aligned to the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.
Lucy's academic background is BSc Environmental Science (Newcastle University) and MSc Social and Political Theory (Birkbeck, University of London).
Victoria Chapman, Head of Sustainability UK & Ireland, LIVE NATION
Victoria Chapman is Head of Sustainability for UK and Ireland at Live Nation, overseeing environmental sustainability at 32 major UK festivals and 22 venues. In her 4 years working for the company she has made strong connections with Julie’s Bicycle, Greenpeace UK, Friends of the Earth Ireland, amongst others. She was one of the first cohort on Julie’s Bicycle’s Creative Climate Leaders Programme in 2016.
Sustainability and regeneration have been strong threads throughout her career, adding to her experience in the private, charity and public sectors. Vikki has also worked at the Eden Project in Cornwall as their Sustainability Manager (maternity cover) and managed the creative reuse of vacant buildings for East Street Arts, an Arts Council funded NPO. She also worked on the procurement of major social infrastructure projects at Leeds City Council for seven years where she trained in project management and sustainable procurement.
PAUL PACIFICO, CEO, AIM
Paul Pacifico is CEO of AIM, the Association of Independent Music in the UK which represents independent labels, digital distributers, label services companies and self-releasing artists amongst its 800 members.
For two years prior, Paul was CEO of the UK’s Featured Artists Coalition (‘FAC’), the organisation in the music industry that represents the interests and rights of the Artists.
Paul was also the founding President of the International Artist Organisation (‘IAO’), which unites artist organisations from different countries to speak with one voice.
In his early career, Paul Pacifico spent almost 10 years in the City in banking and strategy consultancy before leaving to focus on Specific Music in 2005. Specific Music is a creative music consultancy which designs and delivers bespoke music for industry clients as well as brands and charities. Paul also set up The AllStars Collective, which is made up of 40 of the world's top session musicians.
Paul continues to perform and record with his band, Pacifico Blues and is a Visiting Professor teaching the ‘Artist as a Startup’ course at the Berklee College of Music’s Masters campus in Valencia, Spain.
CLARE HEBBES,Independent Urban Regeneration Specialist
Over the last 20 years, Clare has worked on some of the most exciting developments across London and Europe, from the early masterplanning stages, through the delivery of buildings for occupiers and on to the long-term operations of large mixed use sites.
During her twelve years at Argent, Clare initially led the masterplanning team for King’s Cross and learned the value of a clear and shared vision when delivering places over long periods of time. Most recently, she has spent 4 years at Lendlease leading the Urban Realm team, responsible for delivering place through public realm, infrastructure and long term estate management. This varied role gave her oversight across their portfolio of projects in the UK and Europe including Elephant Park, International Quarter London and the Expo site in Milan. Other major projects that she has been involved in include Battersea Power Station and Heathrow Terminal 5.
She is passionate about making places and cities work better for people.
Matthew Atwood, Senior Consultant, Arup
Matt is a Senior Consultant with Arup Venues – Arup’s specialist arts, culture and entertainment team. He specialises in planning and design of cultural facilities. A fundamental belief in the social benefits of culture underpins his work.
Matt trained as an Engineer at Cambridge University, but after completing a Ph.D. the lure of the stage became too great and he “ran away to join the circus”. He has worked in arts and culture for the entirety of his career, and has experience in a wide range of cultural organisations in various operational and design roles. His professional arts experience includes production management (London Barbican Arts Centre, English National Opera) design (set, costume, lighting) and CEO for online creative media agency (Magic Lantern Productions).
Since 2008 he has been a Venue Consultant, joining Arup in 2013 where he has been developing and championing the concept of cultural sustainability – an integrated design approach to the sustainability of cultural buildings and the communities they serve.
ABIGAIL DEAN, HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, NUVEEN
Abigail oversees the sustainability strategy, which positions Nuveen Real Estate as a global leader on environmental, social and governance issues, and ensures the business is well placed to pursue growth opportunities, whilst minimising the risk of accelerated depreciation and early obsolescence within Nuveen Real Estate’s portfolio of assets.
She joined the firm in 2016. Abigail previously worked at JLL, where she led on sustainability for the property and asset management business, embedding it into core processes and deliverables.
Particular achievements include the successful integration of sustainability into procurement and supply chain management, the roll out of a rigorous ISO14001 certified Environmental Management System and the standardisation of deliverables to clients. She began working in the real estate industry in 2008.
Abigail graduated with a B.A., with honours, in English Literature from The University of Sheffield. She is an active member of the Better Buildings Partnership and sits on a number of their working groups. She has also contributed to the Word Green Building Council’s Better Places for People campaign, by taking part in the Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail working group.