TWO WEEKS TO GO!! Design South East Conference: Drivers of Distinctiveness: Delivering the Design Dividend 1

27 October 2016 9am to 1pm Council Chamber, Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU

Confirmed Speakers so far:

Alison Brooks, Founder and Principal, Alison Brooks Architects Guy Holloway, Principal, Holloway Architects Ian Turkington, Director, Turkington Martin Tony Mulhall, Associate Director Land Professional Group, RICS Gabor Stark, Senior Lecturer & Course Leader MA Urban Design, UCA Mario Luca Balducci, Development Director, Kitewood Mark Bewsey, Senior Planning Manager, Land, Countryside Properties Teresa Borsuk, Senior Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards Stephen Proctor, Founding Director Proctor and Matthews

Where do you stand on the value of design? Do you think it delivers economic and social value? Do you think it has a role to play in helping to develop distinctive places that deliver higher long term value? How do you deliver quality, given the need for viability? What do organisations need to do in order to overcome barriers and to consistently deliver good design?

We will start by looking objectively at the evidence for the value of design, particularly the value of creating distinctive places. We will be providing a platform for different views, hearing arguments and evidence from the public and private sectors. We will hear how design has been used to distinguish and transform areas, raising values in the longer term. Finally, we will be asking how organisations have evolved in order to benefit from the design dividend.

By the end of the conference you will have: • Heard the evidence for the value of design • Heard the arguments for and against and debated the relationship between design and value • Learned from practitioners who have used design to change the local market and raise value • Learned how organisations have changed in order to consistently deliver good design • Developed a valuable toolkit to make the argument for design

Tickets cost £145+VAT per person and can be booked online or Kent Design members can email for free/discounted places.