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08 SEP 2020


Register to join virtual event hosted by Bob Blackman MP on 22 September

The APPG on Building Communities is pleased to announce the launch of its new report, Productive Placemaking.

The group, which brings the industry and politicians together in the heart of Westminster to discuss issues around placemaking, community and the positive social impact of good infrastructure design, will launch the report at a virtual event on Tuesday 22 September at 11.00am.

Last year, the APPG asked for evidence on the effect of placemaking on productivity in the built environment. This report pulls together that evidence with the group’s own recommendations to demonstrate the link between place, planning and productivity.

APPG chair, Bob Blackman MP said: “When infrastructure and public spaces are designed with the community firmly in mind, we all benefit, not just those living in the area. Residents are happier and more productive at work which strengthens the economy; healthier, which helps our NHS; and more engaged in their communities, resulting in everything from a drop in crime to decreasing loneliness.”

Those interested in attending the launch event, should email Gareth Lonie.

ACE provides the secretariat to the APPG on Building Communities. A number of ACE members directly support the group’s work.