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The SMi Group are very pleased to announce our forthcoming Urban Regeneration Conference taking place in September 2007 in London. This UK and Ireland focused event will examine the massive regeneration projects that are changing the overall landscape and contributing to the ever-expanding economic developments within the region.

A remarkable speaker line-up includes representatives from English Partnerships, Housing Corporation, Kent Thameside Delivery Board, London Development Agency, Scottish Executive and many more public and private organisations that are making substantial impacts in the business of regeneration and sustainable development.

Benefit from this unique opportunity to raise your awareness, participate and learn in a forum dedicated to interaction and discussion.  

Learn from experts working in the field such as:

  • Peter Bishop, Director, Design for London, London Development Agency
  • Eric Sorensen, Chief Executive Officer, Thames London Gateway Partnership
  • Jane Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer, Milton Keynes Partnership, English Partnerships
  • Richard Rollison, Branch Head, Regeneration Unit, Scottish Executive
  • Joe Docherty, Chief Executive, Tees Valley Regeneration
  • Michael Ward, Chief Executive, Kent Thameside Delivery Board
  • Corinne Stewart, Head, Economic Renewal and Regeneration, Chief Executives Group, London Borough of Sutton 
  • Simon Johnson, Managing Director, Global Environmental Partners
  • Mark Shenton, Senior Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe
  • James Alexander, Managing Director, beyond green
  • John Quinn, General Manager, PARC, EDI Group Scotland
  • Susan Francis, Architectural Adviser, Future Healthcare Network, NHS Confederation
  • Richard Hill, Director, Investment Programmes and Procurement, Housing Corporation
  • Dr Glenn Athey, Senior Economist, Centre for Cities, Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Professor Graeme Evans, Director, Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University
  • Mart De Jong, Partner, Studio de Vijf

Benefits of attending:

HEAR exceptional case studies from throughout the UK

ASCERTAIN how to improve overall landscapes and increase economic developments

LEARN about various trypes of mixed urban regeneration plans form a business point of view

UNDERSTAND the financer's perspective in identifying investment opportunitites

RAISE your awerness on the importance of sustainable development

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Professor Graeme Evans

Professor Graeme Evans, Director, Cities Institute , London Metropolitan University

9:10 THE THAMES GATEWAY LONDON PARTNERSHIP

Eric  Sorensen

Eric Sorensen, Chief Executive, Thames London Gateway Partnership

  • Supporting business growth and investment
  • Creating the conditions for economic growth
  • Connecting and promoting the region
  • 9:50 EXAMPLES FROM THE BOROUGH OF SUTTON

    Corinne Stewart

    Corinne Stewart, Head, Economic Renewal and Regeneration, Chief Executives Group, London Borough of Sutton

  • What is the key focus for the economic renewal of the area?
  • Transforming our town and district centres to be fit for purpose
  • Responding to local business to supply a suitably skilled workforce
  • Sutton’s key investment priorities
  • Engaging with the London and sub-regional agenda to secure lasting investment for Sutton
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 REGENERATION - THE SCOTTISH APPROACH

    Richard Rollison

    Richard Rollison, Branch Head, Regeneration Unit, Scottish Executive

  • Overview of the Scottish Executive’s policy approach to regeneration
  • Funding instruments
  • Land and property issues – oiling the wheels of the development process
  • Urban regeneration companies in Scotland
  • Tackling poverty and neighbourhood regeneration
  • The post election landscape
  • 11:40 OVERALL QUALITY OF DEVELOPMENT IN LONDON

    Peter Bishop

    Peter Bishop, Director, Design for London, London Development Agency

  • Offering practical support to different areas
  • Organisational assessment
  • Solutions for business and housing
  • Challenges across the board
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 DYNAMIC AND COHERENT REGENERATION

    Michael Ward

    Michael Ward, Chief Executive, Kent Thameside Delivery Board

  • A holistic focus on the economic and physical regeneration
  • How did we attract significant committed resources for the key projects?
  • Creating the right conditions for investment and development
  • Enabling the city to stimulate the economy, create jobs, encourage new developments and public spaces 
  • 14:30 PANEL SESSION: PHYSICAL REGENERATION AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

  • A step change of ambition
  • Creating a single redevelopment body set up by five local authorities
  • Creating an image of change and opportunity in the region
  • Identifying strategic priorities
  • Professor Graeme Evans

    Professor Graeme Evans, Director, Cities Institute , London Metropolitan University

    Dr Glenn Athey

    Dr Glenn Athey, Senior Economist, Centre for Cities , Institute for Public Policy Research

    Simon Johnson

    Simon Johnson, Managing Director, Global Environmental Partners

    Jane Hamilton

    Jane Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer, Milton Keynes Partnership, English Partnerships

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 BUSINESS PLANNING FOR GROWTH

    Jane Hamilton

    Jane Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer, Milton Keynes Partnership, English Partnerships

  • Effective planning for new development
  • Managing infrastructure delivery
  • Managing through partnership
  • Promoting diversity and sustainability
  • Managing long term growth
  • 16:20 KEY DRIVERS OF CITY ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

    Dr Glenn Athey

    Dr Glenn Athey, Senior Economist, Centre for Cities , Institute for Public Policy Research

  • How important are links to the international economy?
  • How can lagging cities build niches or sources of advantage on which to develop sustained economic recovery?
  • New plans to better drive up economic performance and growth through:
  • Urban policy
  • Economic development
  • Regeneration
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    9:10 Registration & Coffee

    9:40 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Professor Graeme Evans

    Professor Graeme Evans, Director, Cities Institute , London Metropolitan University

    9:50 THE SUCCESS OF A GENUINE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

    Richard Hill

    Richard Hill, Director, Investment Programmes and Procurement, Housing Corporation

  • How are we transforming the city into an engine for economic growth?
  • How did we attract leading companies and developers to maximise job creation?
  • How did we obtain ongoing commitment from the local people?
  • The task ahead
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 INNOVATIVE OPTIONS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Mart De Jong

    Mart De Jong, Partner, Studio de Vijf

  • History of innovative design
  • Amersfoort - joint venture between the Housing Association and University.  Low cost rented housing for young people.
  • Local and specialist needs - solutions for emergency housing
  • Costs and practicalities
  • Energy efficiency and carbon footprinting
  • Medium term plans in the UK
  • 11:40 INVESTING IN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

    Mark  Shenton

    Mark Shenton, Senior Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBC)

  • PPP vehicles as a catalyst for regeneration
  • Caputuring planning gain and use of infrastructure tariffs
  • Role of bank finance in bridging the funding gap
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 THE GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENTS TO NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL

    Professor Graeme Evans

    Professor Graeme Evans, Director, Cities Institute , London Metropolitan University

  • Analysis of the current conditions for economic growth
  • Connecting and promoting the region
  • 14:30 THE REGENERATION GAME

    Simon Johnson

    Simon Johnson, Managing Director, Global Environmental Partners

  • Overview of the challenges of buying and selling environmentally impaired land and property
  • Scope of environmental information: type, quantity, quality, availability
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Financial risk and exposure valuation
  • Management and mitigation strategies
  • Risk transfer including environmental insurance
  • Buying and selling strategies - setting the agenda
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 INVESTING INTO MIXED USE URBAN REGENERATION PROJECTS IN THE UK

    John Quinn

    John Quinn, General Manager, PARC, EDI Group Scotland

  • Different Models
  • PARC - Market Led Model
  • Holistic Regeneration & Social Responsibility
  • Outcomes v Outputs
  • Investing in Community
  • 16:20 REALISING THE POTENTIAL

    Susan Francis

    Susan Francis, Architectural Advisor, Future Healthcare Network, NHS Confederation

  • Achieving modern services for good design
  • Making healthy green and safe neighbourhoods
  • Taking sustainable design seriously
  • Incorporating healthcare into the greater picture of urban development and regeneration
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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