Architect and Partner at Hawkins/Brown. Having grown up in Manchester she has a unique perspective on the evolution of the city. Katie took us through some of Hawkins/Brown's "resurrection" projects - sites where they have retained existing structures as part of the re-development. These included Park Hill in Sheffield as well as The Bartlett School of Architecture and Here East in London.
Former Director of Planning and Transport at Nottingham City Council, now blogs about the experience of moving into a new eco-house at Eco House Pioneer. Sue told us about her experience of moving into a new housing development and becoming part of a new community at Trent Basin in Nottingham. She provided a useful insight for all the built environment practitioners in the room into what happens once a masterplan is designed and built!
Professor of Architecture specialising in the history of educational architecture in Africa and contemporary social infrastructure provision for minority communities. Ola provided us with a meditation on Manchester's journey of continuous resurrection, combining images of Manchester in times of joy and sorrow with audio of the Maya Angelou poem "Still I Rise".
Executive Producer for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and, in January 2018, became Creative Director and Joint CEO of the company as it carries on as a permanent national arts organisation based in Hull.