New City Old City

13 Nov 2017

How does Bath use development opportunities to create its future, without undermining the past?
What are the jobs that Bath needs to create to diversify employment opportunities for our people? Should we aim to create jobs that retain more of our local graduates?
How can we build on Bath’s many assets to attract more exciting, forward-thinking businesses to the city, and how do we create workplaces that people will thrive in?


These are the questions being posed by BuroHappold at its New City Old City event.

With support from Creative Bath, Bath & North East Somerset Council and RIBA, BuroHappold will be challenging a number of high-profile design and economic experts to present approaches to creating new opportunities for Bath. The following speakers will be present to set out their ideas and take questions from the floor: -

Paul Appleton - Partner Allies & Morrison, on quality urban design – providing places to work, live and play - and learning from their hugely successful regeneration of Kings Cross

Dr Jim Coleman - Head of Economics, BuroHappold on how the basis of competition between UK cities is changing, and what Bath, in collaboration with Bristol, can learn from elsewhere.

Piers Taylor - TV Presenter and Architect, Invisible Studios on how great building design can enhance quality of life for residents, employees and visitors.

Dr Amy Frost - Bath Preservation Trust will highlight how Bath needs to respect and enhance its remarkable historical buildings and setting, and develop new sites sympathetically.

Dr Nicholas Falk - Founder URBED on success stories from other historic cities, seeking to thrive in the modern world, whilst celebrating their heritage.

Event Details

Venue: Guildhall Banqueting Room, Bath

Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Booking: Free through Eventbrite