RTPI London at 3Space RE:Think Festival

ImageFrom 1st – 3rd May, 3Space’s new hub in Blackfriars will be transformed into an interactive playground for Re:THINKing the ways that we use our cities and resources

3Space is an innovative charity which unlocks the potential of empty commercial property by making it available for temporary community use. They have recently taken ownership of a large building on Victoria Embankment at Blackfriars that is being used as a hub: 


 The Re:Think festival will include exhibitions, interactive displays, workshops, talks and discussions, panels and parties, all of which are designed to get you and your organisation exploring, promoting and celebrating new ideas for the ways that we interact with our environment.

RTPI London in partnership with AECOM and Regeneris will be hosting the following workshops during the festival:

Thursday 2nd May – 11.30am – 12.30pm

Rethinking High Streets

This session will provide different insights into the changing face of high streets from the public, private and third sectors and debate whether our high streets have a sustainable future. Speakers include:

  • Tom Venables- RTPI London/AECOM – Planning for High Streets – Portas and Pickles
  • Chris Paddock – Regeneris – A downward spiral? The economics of High Streets
  • Andrew Cribb – 3Space – Third Sector Solutions

To book go to:  http://rethinkhighstreets.eventbrite.co.uk

2.30 – 3.30pm  –  Rethinking Housing

This session will look at current issues in housing delivery and will look at the example of Rational House as a means to bring forward resource efficient and affordable housing. Speakers include:

  • ChrisPaddock – Regeneris – The Economics of Housing
  • Robert Dalziel (City House Projects) – The Rational House http://www.rationalhouse.com/
  • David Cassells – AECOM – Planning for Rational House 

To book go to: http://rethinkhousing.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information on the festival go to:



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