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May 2019

TCPA conference: Delivering healthy places with Garden City Principles

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields , Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ

The TCPA’s 2019 Summer conference will focus on delivering healthy places with Garden City principles. As government continues to support the development of ‘garden communities’, and numerous local authorities seek to ensure control of their housing growth needs, expertise on the delivery of new places is more important than ever. One year on from our ‘Making Garden Communities, Great Communities’ conference, and in the context of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and latest ‘garden communities prospectus’, as well…

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June 2019

Co-op Connections – Birmingham

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Active Wellbeing Society

Join co-ops and societies from across the city at for an inspiring and informal approach to learning and networking as we build stronger relationships. Be the fresh eyes that help colleagues break through work challenges using the 'Action Learning Sets' format - a simple and effective networking framework. A big thanks goes to The Active Wellbeing Society at the Custard Factory where this meeting will be held. All we ask is attendees come prepared with a challenge you're willing to share. In return you will benefit from dedicated…

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10th International Public Markets Conference

June 6 - June 8

It is an exciting time for markets in London — with nearly 300 street, covered, and indoor markets spread throughout the city, and more popping up all the time! But the excitement doesn’t end there: Conference co-host Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently launched a groundbreaking city-wide strategy‍ to ensure that markets continue to bring diverse social, cultural, and economic benefits to all Londoners. To build on this momentum, the 10th International Public Markets Conference will focus on how markets can enhance…

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Green spaces and community assets: delivering long term stewardship for new developments

June 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Beyond service charges to generative models for public and community space; sharing learnings and best practice. A free lunchtime webinar looking at alternative models for green open spaces and community assets. It will explore what are key considerations for collaborative approaches, what challenges and opportunities lie in community involvement, and key considerations for designing the governance and business models that can deliver long term stewardship of the ‘invisible structures’ in new developments See more information and sign up on our Eventbrite here…

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Co-op Congress 2019

June 21 @ 10:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm
Mercure Manchester

Congress is the co-operative sector’s annual conference. A day when members and directors, activists and CEOs from co-operatives large and small come together. Our theme this year is Building Co-operative Places, focusing on the impact of co-ops on a world stage, from a UK-wide perspective, across regions, towns and cities and local communities. The packed two-day programme features international speakers from some of Europe's leading co-ops and Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham giving an update on his aim to create "the most co-operative place in the UK".…

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Community Wealth Building Summit 2019

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Birkenhead Town Hall, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 5BR

This June, join CLES for the second annual Community Wealth Building Summit! This Summit is the UK’s only Community Wealth Building event dedicated to celebrating successes, sharing ideas, exploring challenges and building the Community Wealth Building movement. Across the UK – and beyond – people are recognising the limits of the economic development model that prizes economic growth over social and environmental need. They want to build a different kind of economy, one that is fairer, greener and works for…

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July 2019

TCPA & Green Infrastructure Partnership conference: Achieving better green infrastructure

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1B 4TZ

It is now widely understood that high quality green infrastructure brings multiple benefits to individual people and society as a whole. But what does 'high quality' mean in practice? How can it be defined and measured? What does 'good' green infrastructure policy look like? How can councils, developers, public health teams, landscape architects, community groups, businesses and others collaborate effectively to maximise the benefits of the green infrastructure they create and maintain? This timely conference will bring together leading policy…

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Stir to Action Festival – A Playground for the New Economy

July 16 - July 18
Frome, Somerset

Join our playground for the new economy in a beautiful green field in Somerset! The Stir to Action Festival will be a unique three days of inspiring conversations, participatory theatre, virtual reality experiences, live podcasts, interactive workshops, idea surgeries, live crowdfunding, sustainable food, craft beer, and, of course, live music! Tickets You can buy a 3-day festival ticket, or one day tickets for 16,17, or 18 July. We are also offering a limited number of glamping options. What to Expect…

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September 2019

National permaculture convergence 2019

September 6 - September 8
Hill End Activity Centre, Oxford

The national permaculture convergence is returning to the fields in 2019. We'll be at Hill End - an activity centre with 65 peaceful acres. On the outskirts of Oxford, there's camping, dormitories and lots of spaces to meet onsite. "A place of possibilities," they say on their website. The convergence is bound to be a thriving hub of ideas, networking and sharing of knowledge. There will be chances for dancing and for research and learning. We hope people from all areas…

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Big Local Connects 2019

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - September 14 @ 4:00 pm
East Midlands Conference Centre

Open to every Big Local area, join us for two days of celebration, sharing and discovery. Discover You can take part in a wide range of learning sessions and fun activities, which will be based on the following themes: Change: Starting, influencing, and measuring positive change in your area, and working with others to achieve it My partnership and me: Learn skills that you and your partnership can use while at the same time making sure you look after yourself…

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