The Future Cities Forum Two: the regeneration role of hotels, retail and museums


Picture credit: Rotterdam Partners, 2016

The future of the high street will rely on how people perceive cities as “destination trips” where hotels, museums, cultural spaces and shops all play significant and related roles. Produced and created by Heather Fearfield and Matthew Locke of The Broadcast PR Business the second Future Cities Forum will gather thought leaders at citizenM Tower of London on 28th September to debate retail, hotel and museum planning and design.

Tate Modern’s Donald Hyslop will describe the regeneration journey for Southwark and Bankside in London and Victoria Pomery will reveal how the Turner Contemporary has attracted an extra one million visitors to Margate. Martyn Chase of Stanhope PLC and Andrew Edwards, Director of Regeneration and Housing at Oxford City Council, will give the developers’ and council directors’ perspective on collaboration and the future of the high street. IKEA and Gail’s Artisan Bakery will reflect on creating and serving communities and sustainable city brands, and designers Dalziel + Pow will demonstrate how modern shoppers now expect experiences and entertainment.

Katy Ghahremani of Make Architects will talk on how the Chinese understand the link between hotel design and healthy retail environments, and Sheppard Robson’s Dan Burr will discuss building and designing for ground-breaking hotel brands with citizenM’s Matt Bell. Professor Angela Roper of The International Centre for Hotel and Resort Management will draw on her research on the fragmentation of hotel chains and the role of new brands.

The benefits of The Future Cities Forum series will include published bespoke video content which will result in a unique research report resource that city councils, developers, architects and retailers can refer to in planning and designing future cities.


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