Working Groups

The Place Alliance Working Groups groups have been established following BM3.
These are open to all and define their own agenda. Some are taking forward post-Farrell Review activities and others reflect issues raised in the various Big Meets.
You can find all upcoming Working Groups meetings on our What’s On page here
If you are interested in joining a Working Group please fill in our Supporter Form


Arts & Place

The Arts and Place initiative has emerged from the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment 2014 and has now been adopted as part of the Place Alliance movement.

Education & Place

Established in February 2017, this working group, chaired (interim) by Amy Harrison (Architecture Centre), is interested in education that inspires future placemakers both civic and professional. Our first initiative is a Survey to help us map the provision of Built Environment Education at National Level in 2017. Help us by filling it in and sharing it with your Network.

Healthy Places

Chaired by Debbie Sorkin this Group is looking at the links between good design and good places and people’s health and wellbeing. The Group MANIFESTO FOR HEALTHY PLACES has been the catalyst that inspired the Big Meet 6 conference in October 2016

Urban Rooms

Chaired by Carolyn Butterworth, as well as sharing practice and offering support, this group works to promote the value of Urban Rooms to others. Urban Rooms aim to get people thinking about how they can have their say about the place where they live and thinking the opportunities they can create to do things differently.