Big Meet 3
24 February 2015, London
The Big Meet 3 was very well attended more than 100 people coming from as far as Scotland and Cornwall. The minister of state for DCMS, Ed Vaizey MP was present at the opening of the event to address the audience and take questions.
About Big Meet 3: Place Alliance in 2015
Opening address from the Minister of State
The minister of state for DCMS, Ed Vaizey MP, gave an address praising the Farrell Review, the Place Alliance and encouraging people, organisations and institutions to support the Place Alliance. His key points were:
- A strong united Place Alliance ‘voice’ was the most effective way forward, and
- It should engage central government, local government and developers.
Farrell Review Update
Max Farrell gave an update on the Farrell Review. He recapped the five themes and the progress that had been made, praising the networks and initiative that others had taken. He showed a selection of the individual work listed below and the ways that government was picking up on it.
Sophia de Sousa of the Glass-House Community Led Design and Esther Kurland of Urban Design London introduced the TalkPlace initiative. Delegates participated in the first exercise and gave feedback on the experience and conversations. There was a wide-ranging discussion and general enthusiasm for the initiative and these conversations will be taken forward with further TalkPlace events for a picture of the national conversation.