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Capacity. Viability. Conflict.

A Planning Perspective on Housing in a City Centre at the Place Management Conference


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


The challenges of delivering housing in city centres are many.

In places which already have a great deal of density, where will the homes go? How can they be affordable for work in sectors like retail and hospitality? And how do we balance the needs of businesses against the needs or residents?

At the Place Management Conference, we are delighted to confirm the attendance of one of Wales top planners. Tom Evans, Placemaking and Strategic Planning Manager at Swansea Council will join a panel debate exploring the conflict between residential and business. This panel will highlight the challenges of introducing housing to primarily commercial areas.

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About Tom Evans

Tom has worked in Swansea Council’s busy Planning Department for nearly 15 years, having initially worked in planning consultancy in Cardiff. He currently manages the Department’s Placemaking and Strategic Planning service, which has a key role in delivering a substantial development program that is transforming the City.  Key development projects being promoted in the city include major brownfield and city centre regeneration schemes that incorporate new residential neighbourhoods.

Tom is also Vice Chair of the Planning Officers Society for Wales, which advocates for the voice of Chief Planning Officers across all of Wales. 

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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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