Creating Inspirational Spaces: A Guide for Quality Public Realm in the Northwest – Bootle

Organiser: Places Matter
Location: Firwood Cricket Club Wadham road Bootle Liverpool L20 2DD
Phone: 0151 703 0135

Start Time: 9.45am End Time: 4.00pm Location: Firwood Cricket Club Wadham road Bootle Liverpool L20 2DD The publication of ‘Creating Inspirational Spaces’ was the first step towards raising aspirations for creating the highest quality external environments in the Northwest. This series of linked events in towns and cities around the region will disseminate the findings of the publication, and aims to inspire a holistic approach to design and management of the public realm. The events, facilitated by Jerry Spencer, will combine seminars on best practice with site-based group exercises, looking at examples of recently completed schemes and examining the potential to create attractive, well used spaces within walking distance of each venue. Each event will have a special theme. This event will explore whether more open space necessarily a good thing in a regeneration area, or whether the huge increase in grassed areas following demolition of terrace homes can create new problems of maintenance, anti social behavior and an atmosphere of desolation. Delegates will discuss what can be done to ensure temporary open space does not blight areas during long periods of transition. A range of relevant materials will be available for delegates to take away at the end of the day. Inspirational Spaces, creating quality public realm in the northwest was compiled by Gillespies and published by Places Matter on behalf of the NWDA in 2007. This series of events is aimed at all those with an involvement in the creation, management and animation of public realm including local authorities, elected members, town centre managers, the business community and community groups. Each event picks up on the major themes of the Places Matter publication, Inspirational Spaces, creating quality public realm in the northwest, but will incorporate a range of different topics that have relevance for how we use and enjoy the public spaces in the region. At the end of each event delegates will have heard a variety of perspectives and will have been introduced to a series of tools to support them in their role in relation to public spaces. Hopefully you will also be inspired! Cost Please note: there is no charge for attending this event, however, if a delegate registers and fails to attend without giving 48 hours notice by contacting RENEW Northwest on 0151 703 0135 or emailing, a nominal charge of £50 will be allocated without exception. This is due to costs incurred for that place at the event.

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