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DAY 1: THURSDAY 4 JUNE 2015
The Rep Theatre
Centenary Square Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
12.00 Registration and Refreshments
13.00 Welcome and Introduction to BirminghamIntroduction to Congress
Steven Bee, Chairman, The Academy of Urbanism
Birmingham’s Growth Agenda
Waheed Nazir, Director of Planning & Regeneration, Birmingham City Council
Perspective Birmingham
Glenn Howells, Director, Glenn Howells Architects
14.00 City Centre walking tours – based on the Big City Plan Areas
15.30 City Trips:
Delegates have a choice to go on two alternative trips:
1. Boat trip of canalside development and Icknield Port Loop
2. Bus trip to visit Park Central new neighbourhood and Bournville Garden Village
19.00 Drinks Reception hosted by Glenn Howells Architects
20.15 BBQ and networking at Fazeley Studio via a walk through the Custard Factory

canalside-peter-spowage-1460Image: Brindley Place canal, by Peter Stowage, Flickr

DAY 2: FRIDAY 5 JUNE 2015
The Rep Theatre
Centenary Square Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
08.30 Registration and Refreshments
09.15 Chair’s Welcome to Birmingham Congress
Steven Bee AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
SESSION ONE: HEALTHY CITY NARRATIVE – SETTING THE CONTEXT

Birmingham – Towards a people-centred urbanism
Sir Albert Bore, Leader, Birmingham City Council
Are our cities costing us our lives?
Dr Adrian Phillips, Director, Public Health Birmingham
Healthy and Creative Cities – Creating the conditions for a better urban life
Charles Landry AoU, Comedia
Q & A
10.45 Coffee Break
11.15 SESSION TWO: APPLICATION OF HEALTHY CITY THEMES
People, Place & Time – Designing the UK’s national high-speed rail network
Sadie Morgan, Chair, HS2 Design Panel & Co-Founder, dRMM Architects
The Seven Pillars of Well-being: Creating and sustaining healthy places through integrated planning and implementation
Prof Peter Roberts, Vice-Chairmain, Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Active by Design: designing places for healthy lives
Rachel Toms, Active by Design Programme Leader, Cabe at Design Council
Aarhus – City of Smiles
Stephen Willacy, City Architect, City of Aarhus
Q & A
13.00 Lunch
13.45 SESSION THREE: LEARNING FROM BIRMINGHAM

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How To Lose Your Ring Road and Find Your City Centre, facilitated by Dr Nicholas Falk AoU, URBED; Sir Albert Bore, Leader, Birmingham City Council

2. A Vision For Movement/ Birmingham Cycle Revolution, facilitated by Michael Parkinson, Partner, Peter Brett Associates

3. Active Living by Design / Changing Behaviour, facilitated by Ben Percival, Sport & Leisure Service Manager, Leisure & Community Health, Walsall Council

4. Housing Options for Older People and Creating age Friendly Neighbourhoods, facilitated by Mike Walsh, Senior Service Manager – Policy & Commissioning, Birmingham City Council; Janet Sutherland, Director, AoU

5. Tackling the obesogenic environment: the role of planning, design and regeneration professionals in creating a healthier food environment, facilitated by Shaleen Meelu, Public Health Nutrition Specialist, Public Health Birmingham

6. Connected Communities – High-Speed Rail & Transport Infrastructure – Urban Place Shaping, facilitated by Henk Bouwman AoU, Director, The Academy of Urbanism.

FEEDBACK
16.30
SESSION FOUR: GLOBAL LEARNING
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Happy City

Charles Montgomery
Urban experimentalist and author
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17.30 Close

CustardFactory-marketing-birminghamImage: Custard Factory

DAY 2 (EVENING): FRIDAY 5 JUNE 2015
Venue to be confirmed
19.00 Pre-dinner drinks reception hosted by Birmingham City Council
20.00 Congress Dinner
Including announcements of The Urbanism Awards finalists and after-dinner speaker
23.00 Networking and close of dinner

Crest Nicholson RegenerationImage: Park Central, Birmingham

DAY 3: SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015
The Studio
7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP
09.00 Registration
09.30 Learning from Place
Review of current Academy Programme
10.30 Healthy City Theme – what next?
11.30 Review of Academy Programmes
12.30 Close of Congress X 2015

bournville-1460Image: Bourville Model Village