Places with Purpose

Presents:

Pooja Agrawal – Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Public Practice

Mark Bousfield – Director of Regeneration & Economy at Liverpool City Council

Ralf Alwani – Co-founder, Urban Scale Interventions and Forbes 30 Under 30

Joanne Holden – Sustainability Director, Peel L&P

  • Big Thinking
  • Place & Society
  • Housing

As the planet becomes more urbanised and cities become larger, more complex and fragile, questions about governance become ever more significant. Every place is an opportunity, not just for making money, but for being purposeful in the world.

How can towns and cities build common purpose amongst stakeholders – citizens, communities, elected representatives, businesses – in order to reflect this societal shift?

It starts with visionary developers, planners , town and city leaders and elected politicians getting behind a common mission, to build places with purpose, and asking themselves and their communities important questions… why are we doing this? Who are we doing it for? What is the purpose of this place? What do we believe in?

So, what next? What do the towns and cities of the future look like and how do we make them ‘good’ for people and business in the long term?

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