Places Matter! How to Design the Happy City

Organiser: Places Matter!
Location: Bootle, Liverpool
Phone: 0151 703 0135

Friday 18 September 2009 St Winefride’s & St Richard’s School, Bootle Taking its cue from architect Carolyn Steel’s book, Hungry City, Happy City is a day of discussion and workshops exploring alternative ways of planning our cities and redesigning the neighbourhoods within them. Discussions on providing more houses but improving the quality of the spaces between them and the wellbeing of their inhabitants will form key topics. Speakers include architects, engineers, artists, urban farmers and human geographers. The venue for the conference is the former St Winefride’s & St Richard’s School (St Winnie’s) on the canalside in Bootle. Urbanism 09 Happy City is part of Urbanism 09, a five day event that takes as its focus the Leeds – Liverpool Canal stretching through South Sefton and North Liverpool to the new canal link on Liverpool’s World Heritage Waterfront – a vital green/blue lung in what many mistakenly perceive as an urban wasteland. Urbanism 09 is a partnership project with Liverpool Biennial and Places Matter! as the lead partners The cost for the conference is £25 including lunch and refreshments. For further information email or call Places Matter! on 0151 703 0135.