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Thursday 24th February    Mindsets: Compact & Dispersed
Sponsor: Concourse

Chair:  Leslie Chalmers - English Cities Fund
Lesley Chalmers led two of the country’s largest regeneration initiatives - Hulme Regeneration Ltd, in Manchester, and the King’s Cross Partnership in London. She has since worked on regeneration initiatives across the UK. In autumn 2002 Lesley took up the post of chief executive with English Cities Fund, a partnership between English Partnerships, Legal and General and AMEC Developments to address the lack of institutional investment in regeneration. Phase 1 funds of £100m are in place; expansion to £250m is planned in Phase 2.
Tel: 0161 8881677   email: lesley.chalmers@englishcitiesfund.co.uk
website: www.englishcitiesfund.co.uk

David Rudlin - Urbed
David Rudlin BA MTP is URBED's Northern Director, with responsibility for urban design. He has extensive practical and policy-based experience including responsibility for Little Germany Action in Bradford. He was an advisor to the Urban Task Force and is a member of the CABE Design Review committee. He is currently working on a number of masterplanning projects, including Southall Gas Works in West London and the market town of Bury.
Tel: 0161 2005500  email: david@urbed.co.uk   website: www.urbed.co.uk

Dr. Racheel Unsworth - Leeds University
After graduating from Cambridge with a BA in geography, she did a PhD in the Land Economy Department. She spent several years in commercial property research in London and then joined the School of Geography at the University of Leeds in 1994, where she is a part-time lecturer specialising in urban geography and particularly environmental, property and planning issues. She has carried out research on several aspects of contemporary and historic Leeds and is involved in various initiatives in the city, including the Leeds Chamber Property Forum.
email: Rachael.unsworth@btinternet.com

Adam Clark - Halliday Clark Limited
42 year old Yorkshireman, Adam Clark, is a Director of Bradford based architectural practice, Halliday Clark Limited.
Founded with David Halliday in April 1993, Halliday Clark has built a national reputation for creating buildings with flair but within tight budgets. Adam has lectured widely both on general projects and in particular student living schemes, including visiting tutorials at Sheffield University School of Architecture.
His work and interests include creating furniture, abstract artwork, and water-colours. He is married with three daughters and lives in Ilkley.
website: www.hallidayclark.co.uk

Mike Osborne - Arup
Michael Osborne is a geologist and engineer by training and joined Arup 9 years ago after serving as an Army Officer with the Royal Engineers. He has recently worked on the design of the Bingley Relief Road where he was responsible for the crossing of peat bogs and landfills. He took the learning gained from this project into leading the Airedale Masterplan due to be launched on the 15th March. Michael is also working on the Scoping Study for the Reopening of the Bradford Canal and Bradford City Centre Neighborhood Development Frameworks.
 email: Michael.Osborne@arup.com

 

Thursday 3rd March  Defining Place, Creating Identity
Sponsor: Atkins

Chair:  Liz Minkin - Leeds City Council
Councillor Liz Minkin has represented Kirkstall on Leeds City Council since 1988, and she has always campaigned for the highest standards to be achieved in reaching decisions about change in our environment, and for local people to have their say, engage and learn. She chaired the Planning Committee, started the Leeds Architecture and Design Initiative and was its chair for 10 years, supported the formation of the Leeds Chamber's Property' Forum, was a member of the Executive Board responsible for Development and Sustainability and now chairs the Scrutiny Board for Leisure. She was elected an Honorary Fellow of RIBA in December 2003.
Tel: 0113 2475576  email: Elizabeth.minkin@leeds.gov.uk   website: www.leeds.gov.uk

Klas Tham

Klas Tham - Bo01
Klas Tham, architect and urban planner SAR.MSA, is Professor of Architecture at LTH, Lund University since 1990. He has 40 years of professional experience from Sweden and Europe. He worked with Ralph Erskine 1968-85 and 1981-2004 was a part owner of ARKEN Arkitekter AB in Stockholm. He was the principal urban planner, exhibition architect and programme co-ordinator of the European housing expo Bo01 City of Tomorrow in Malmö/Sweden 2001.
email: klas.tham@spray.se

Stephen Feber
Stephen Feber has worked in the museum, visitor attraction and tourism fields for over 25 years. His focus has been on using cultural projects for a regenerative purpose by creating informal learning resources for families and schools. This has often involved the adaptive re-use of sites and buildings; Eureka! in Halifax, The World of Glass in St Helens and the Templeborough steel works in Rotherham to create Magna. He has first hand experience of bringing together the ingredients to make a successful destination. Current projects include work on the Renaissance process for Yorkshire Forward in a number of market towns and the Airedale masterplan with Arup. He is project director for Rapid City the National Musuem of Science and Industry’s masterplan proposal for the land at the Railway Musuem, a key component of the York Central scheme. He writes, reviews and speaks widely on tourism, regeneration and attraction management topics.
email: Stephen@stephenfeber.com   website: www.stephenfeber.com

 

David Roberts - Igloo Regeneration
David Roberts is a Director of Igloo Regeneration Ltd, the development manager for the Igloo Regeneration Partnership fund. In this role he is responsible for the delivery of Igloo's regeneration projects and for the development and implementation of Igloo's Socially Responsible Investment Policy. David is a Chartered Surveyor with twenty years' experience in the construction and facilities management industry. He has championed the application of sustainability, knowledge management and process improvement techniques in construction and facilities management. Formerly regional director for Citex Bucknall Austin, Manchester with specific responsibility for Building Surveying and Project Management services. David is a former assessor for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence and an external examiner for the University of Central Lancashire; he currently judges the Corporate Social Responsibility Category in the RICS Property Management Awards.
Tel: 07900 882990   website: www.igloo.uk.net

John Foster

John Foster - Wakfield Council
John Foster took up his post as Chief Executive of the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in January 2003. He was previously Chief Executive of Middlesbrough Council and North Tyneside Council. John is an adviser to the Local Government Association on Urban Policy and was a member of the Government’s Urban Sounding Board and Strategic Partnering Taskforce. He is a Trustee of the New Local Government Network and adviser to the Office of Public Sector Reform. John is a regular contributor and speaker on the Government’s new Agenda for Modernising Local Government. John is a member of the Editorial Board of the Public Policy & Administration Journal, of the Joint University Council.
Tel: 01924 603090  email: jfoster@wakefield.gov.uk   website: www.wakefield.gov.uk

 

Thursday 10th March   Cultures for Compact & Dispersed
Sponsor: Arts Council

Chair:  Lynne Green - Arts Council
Originally from Aberdeen, Lynne studied History of Art at Sussex University and Courtauld Institute of Art. As a curator and exhibition organiser she has worked at The Hayward Gallery, London and Southampton City Art Gallery. She is co-founder and former editor of the magazine Contemporary and has worked as a freelance curator and author since 1992.
Tel: 01924 455555  website: www.artscouncil.org.uk

Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan - Poet
Born in 1957, Ian McMillan first made his name through his work with the Poetry Circus in the early 1980's. Since then he has become famous for his work in schools, radio (presenter of
The Verb on Radio 3, presenter of Booked and panelist on many other Radio 4 shows, the Mark Radcliffe Show and Poetry Please), as Poet in Residence for Barnsley F.C., and in poetry venues across the nation. Ian McMillan first performed at The Shed in 1994 and wrote the Yorkshire Pudding Boat Songs parts one, two and three in 1999, 2000 and 2001 respectively.
C/o agent Adrian@uktouring.org.uk

Will Alsop - Alsop Architects
Will Alsop is one of the most prominent of UK architects. His practice is an international operation, but one guided by the principle that architecture is both vehicle and symbol of social change and renewal. The philosophy extends from the design of individual buildings to embrace broader principles of urbanism and city development. By abandoning the hegemony of an acceptable style, Alsop has rendered the whole process of architecture one of increasing fluidity and transparency; a new and refreshing position for architecture both in the UK and elsewhere. The process becomes as significant as the mechanics of building. The impetus for development is an assertion of individual creativity in architecture, and the belief that it can contribute to the lives of people and communities.
Tel: 02079787878  email: jhulme@alsoparchitects.com   website: www.alsoparchitects.com

Paul Rubinstein - Newcastle City Council
Paul is Head of Cultural and Economic Affairs at Newcastle City Council and has been, with colleagues at Gateshead Council, responsible for the culture led regeneration programme in Newcastle Gateshead. Paul is also heavily involved in the Northern Way initiative, looking at a new economic and cultural future for the North of England, with dynamic cities driving regional development. Paul's presentation will focus on the role culture - from language, shopping and going out, to major cultural investment - can play in the social, physical and economic renewal of our cities.
Tel: 0191 2328520  email: Paul.rubinstein@newcastle.gov.uk   website: www.newcastle.gov.uk

Andy Bardill

Dr. Andy Bardill -Middlesex University
Andy Bardill is a Principal Lecturer in Product Design and Curriculum Leader for Product Design and Engineering at Middlesex University. His research interests include human centric design, emotional ergonomics, and mass customisation. With a team of colleagues he is currently investigating how pleasure based design approaches can be used to understand how people respond to places on an emotional level.
Tel: 020 8411 5135   website: www.mdx.ac.uk

 

Thursday 17th March   Save the Planet
Sponsor: Allen Tod Architecture

Jan Anderson

Chair:  Jan Anderson - Yorkshire Forward
Current Position:
The delivery of Yorkshire Forward's urban and rural renaissance programmes; embedding sustainable development principles into the Agency's and external partners activities: implementing new tourism structures within the region: and developing the Agency's land and property interventions in support of the renaissance and overall investment planning regime.
Previous Experience:
Jan had direct responsibilities for a number of significant renaissance and regeneration projects, including London Docklands and Greenwich. Also, Jan had urban regeneration policy responsibility within the Office of Deputy Prime Minister and worked with Sir John Egan on the Egan Review of Skills for Sustainable Communities. Jan's previous responsibilities covered English Heritage activities.

Jonathan Smales

Jonathan Smales - Beyond Green
Jonathan is founder and Chairman of Beyond Green Limited - a consultancy specialising in sustainable development. His current projects include advising on an urban extension of Harlow and working in New East Manchester to brief house builders on place making and sustainability. Previous experience includes founding Earthco (2000-2001), and serving as Founder/Chief Executive of the Earth Centre Charitable Trust (1990-2000), which promoted and operated a £120 million national centre for sustainability. He has also served as Managing Director and International Trustee for Greenpeace (1986-90), and prior to that worked variously in the public sector.
email: jonathan@beyondgreen.co.uk   website: www.beyondgreen.co.uk

Martin Mayfield - Arup
Martin leads Arup's Engineering Services team in Yorkshire. He is a member of the global Arup Sustainability Network and a committed advocate of Sustainable Design. He has worked extensively in the field of low carbon building design, lecturing for the Carbon Trust on this subject, and is now working on a number of carbon positive projects including a hydrogen powered building.
email: Martin.Mayfileld@arup.com

Peter Cartwright - Cartwright Pickard
Peter Cartwright is joint founding director of the award-winning architects, Cartwright Pickard. Established in 1996 and with offices in Leeds and London, the practice has developed an international reputation for innovation, low energy and sustainable building design, and the practical use of modern methods of construction.
During the 10 years prior to forming Cartwright Pickard, Peter worked with highly regarded architectural practices in Australia, Germany, Chicago and London.
As a practice, Cartwright Pickard’s experience includes a wide variety of projects, from acclaimed residential and office schemes to major mixed-use urban regeneration developments and innovative education buildings.

Tel: 0113 2204050  email: peter.c@cartwrightpickardnorth.co,uk

 

 

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