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Lisa Carlson to Chair Key Panel Discussion at Place Management Conference

CEO of Canterbury BID and Chair of ATCM to Lead Discussion on Adapting to Housing in Town Centres

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


The conversion of commercial property to residential in town centres is not without its implications. For many with a vested interest in managing and developing town centres, this leaves many questions.

How does place management manage an expansion of stakeholders? How does it deal with the inevitable change in funding? How does housing change everything from service provision to planning?

The final panel debate at the Place Management Conference ‘We Need to Talk About Housing!’ will be led by Lisa Carlson, CEO of Canterbury BID and Chair of ATCM. The panellists include:

  • Sophie Alexander-Parker, CEO, Ipswich Central & All About Ipswich

  • Mhairi Donaghy, Associate Director - Place, Housing & Economic Investment, Scottish Futures Trust and Vice Chair of Scotland's Towns Partnership

  • Dr Jo Morrison, Director & Co-Founder, The Association of Collaborative Design

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About Lisa Carlson

Lisa Carlson is CEO of the Canterbury Business Improvement District, leading multiple forums and working groups representing business interests across a range of topics from inward investment and destination management to climate change and safety & security. She represents the BID as a Board Director of Canterbury for Business (the district-wide business group) and the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership, and she Chairs Canterbury in Bloom. Lisa is also Chair of the ATCM Board. She is part of the High Streets Task Force Sector Leaders Group and regularly joins the All Party Parliamentary Group for Towns and City Centres.

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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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