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PAST EVENTS 2017 : New City Old City

  • The Banqueting Room The Guildhall Bath UK (map)

How does Bath use development opportunities to create its future, without undermining its past?

We live in a stunning historic city. How do we build on Bath’s many assets, to attract more exciting, forward-thinking businesses to our city? How do we create work-places that people will thrive in?What are the jobs that Bath needs to create, in order to diversify employment opportunities for our people? Ones that will retain more of the students graduating from our two world-class universities??

Building on the recent Festival of the Future City events, the event will challenge a number of high profile design and economic experts to present approaches to creating new opportunities for Bath. 

Paul Appleton, Partner, Allies and Morrison

Piers Taylor, TV presenter and architect, Invisible Studio

Dr Jim Coleman, Head of Economics, BuroHappold Engineering

Dr Nicholas Falk, Founder, Urbed

Dr Amy Frost, Bath Preservation Trust

Chaired by Gavin Thompson, Happold Foundation

The event is produced and hosted by engineering consultants BuroHappold, with support from Creative Bath, Bath & North East Somerset Council, RIBA SW, The Edge and the Architecture Club.