Monday 9th November 7-15- to 8-30pm via Zoom.
Please book your place here as places will need to be limited https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learning-from-the-past-looking-to-the-future-can-we-adapt-to-changing-times-tickets-126665579157
Please invite your friends as usual this is open to all.
Back in the spring we sadly had to postpone our programme for this year including our AGM and Team Look! have greatly missed our meetings and events with you, until now!
We have for the foreseeable future moved on-line and we believe we have a really excellent event to kick-start this move. We are delighted to invite you to this our second event in our Placemaking series.
Most of us have read in the newspapers in the last six months or so, seen on television or read on social media how many experts and professionals in their fields foresee the changes that will happen or need to happen given the exceptional experiences of this year.
As usual Look! St Albans wants to hear your individual views and experiences in discussion with other residents led by Alina Congreve.
In this interactive online workshop Alina will present some examples from home and abroad that provide some inspiration for how we can move forward positively together.
The past six months have accelerated many trends that were underway already including online shopping and working from home.
Hertfordshire has a rich tradition of experimentation from our Garden Cities and new towns, when designing for the health of residents was a top priority.
We have also seen many experiments taking place across the country, with novel ideas that would have taken years coming together in a few weeks.
And internationally what can we learn from smaller cities – especially those in colder climates that maintain outdoor living in all four seasons?
In the workshop we will consider a number of topics including:
How we get around – taking forward experiments with road closures, bike and scooter hires and deliveries.
Can tourism in St Albans be better, not just safer?
A brighter future for neighbourhood shopping streets?
How do we adapt High Streets for a stronger mix of leisure, culture, wellbeing and work spaces?
What do we want from our homes now that we have spent so much time in them?
Dr Alina Congreve: has worked as a lecturer and principal lecturer at several universities including LSE, Reading and Hertfordshire. At Hertfordshire she established and led the MSc in Sustainable Planning. In 2018-19 she worked as a programme manager at Climate KIC, running postgraduate and professional courses developing solutions to climate change challenges. She has worked at Centre for Cities, contributing to their policy and advocacy work on planning and housing. She has also worked for the UK Green Building Council, bringing stakeholders together to better align the green buildings and city devolution agendas. In her spare time she has a strong interest in the arts and culture and is a trustee of the Harlow Art Trust. She holds an MSc in Conservation from UCL and PhD in housing and planning from King’s College London.