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RIBA gets to grips with Urbanism at the 2005 RIBA Annual Conference in Bristol

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will bring together a team of international experts for its annual conference at [email protected], the award-winning Millennium Development by Wilkinson Eyre, Hopkins and Concept Planning Group, on 30 June - 2 July 2005.

The conference programme this year will focus on the theme of Urbanism, with attendees discovering how the Government, clients and key design bodies are developing their thoughts on making places. The two-day event will include presentations from Sir Terry Farrell, David Mackay, Jan Gehl, Jonathan Meades, Martha Schwartz and Hank Dittmar.

George Ferguson, President of the RIBA, commented: “This year’s RIBA conference is about the power of place. I am delighted that it is being held in Bristol – a city of great architectural and topographical interest. The urban agenda provides the most important challenge and issue for architects and our fellow professionals. Creating beautiful, liveable and sustainable places where people thrive should be our prime aim. It is my hope that this conference will leave a legacy of knowledge and inspiration that will help us all shape future places to provide a lasting benefit to future generations. We have a duty to leave our towns and cities in a healthier state than we found them”

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