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The Democratisation of Town Centre Planning and Design

Dr Jo Morrison of the Association of Collaborative Design joins the Place Management Conference


When: Wednesday, 28th February 2024
Where: Euston, London
Cost: Tickets from as little as £99 (+VAT)
Booking Information: Available Here


Market failure on many high streets and long-term neglect of town centre assets has led to a mood change for town centre users. Communities are becoming much more assertive in demanding what services they want their high street to provide and how empty units could be utilised to fulfil their needs.

Is this creating friction with private sector developers? Does this expand the stakeholders which local planning authorities must engage with? Is this compounded by a growing residential population in town centres? And, how do we ensure collaboration in planning and design?

For the Place Management Conference on the 28th February, ATCM is delighted to announce that Dr Jo Morrison of the Association of Collaborative Design will join the panel debate ‘Policy and Practice in the Resi-fication of the High Street’.

About Jo Morrison
Jo is the Co-Founder and Director of Research & Policy of the Association of Collaborative Design. She operates at the intersection of people, place and technology. Focusing on digital innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration, she aims to create more pleasurable, sustainable and citizen-centred environments through digital placemaking practices. Improving the social, cultural, economic and environmental prosperity of towns and cities through digital innovation and co-design is a core aim of her work.

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The 2024 Place Management Conference will explore the future of UK and Irish town and city centres in the context of more housing. We will ask crucial questions on how we get the right balance between the two, what this shift means for the provision for place management services and the impact on the funding models we rely on.

The 2024 Place Management Conference will explore the topic of high street homes in a level of detail not previously explored at ATCM. Tickets are on sale now. Book early to avoid disappointment. For those wanting to pay via invoice and not via credit card, contact Karen Shields at
Additional discounts are available for group bookings.

Book your place here

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