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4x4 is a unique opportunity to engage in the debate on how we are remaking the places we live in. 2009 is a good time to take stock and look ahead with a ‘Back to Basics’series taking a fresh and inventive look at the challenges we face.

At 4x4 you can hear architects, engineers, urbanists, planners, environmentalists, academics, artists, developers, politicians and policy makers who are shaping our environment.

4x4 Making Places 2009 will be held at the Leslie Silver Building, Lecture Theatre 2, Leeds Metropolitan University, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS1 8HE (curved glass entrance).


Each session has four speakers with time for debate.

Thursday 05th March 6pm

1. Utility: What makes places useful?

Sponsored by: West Yorkshire Society of Architects / RIBA

Thursday 12th March 6pm

2. Firmness: What makes places last?

Sponsored by: Arup / RIBA

Thursday 19th March 6pm

3. Delight: What makes places beautiful?

Sponsored by: Arts Council England, Lottery Funded

Thursday 26th March 6pm

4. What’s Next?

Sponsored by: Ian Tod / RIBA

For more details contact:

Ian Tod on 07595 691895 or

Cathy Poole at us@waterandwine.co.uk or 07969 805645


Terry Hodgkinson

Yorkshire Forward


Alex Whitbread

Partner, FCB Studios

Karen Houghton


Renato Benedetti

Director, McDowell Benedetti

Peter McGurn

CEO, Goodwyn Development Trust


Chris Bailey

Leeds Metropolitan University


Peter Studdert

Director of Joint Planning for Cambridge’s Growth Areas and Northstowe New Town

Miranda Plowden

Programme Director, Neighbourhoods & Community Care Directorate, Sheffield City Council


Michael Pawlin

Director, Exploration

Ian McMillan



Robin Machell

Director, West and Machell


Mike Cook

Director, Buro Happold

Katayoun Dowlatshahi


Cath Basilio

Architect, Sheffield City Council

Sunand Prasad

Senior Partner, Penoyre & Prasad

President RIBA 2007-2009


Kieron Long

Editor, Architect's Journal


Phil Crabtree

Chief Planning Officer , Leeds City Council

Peter Halsall

Bioregional Quintain

Rhona Pringle

Regeneration Market Team, Yorkshire Forward

Rory Bergin

Director, HTA Architects

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