Resiliant Places Launch


Demos Resiliant Place Launch Event

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Demos will host a panel debate and reception to mark the launch of Resilient Places, a new Demos and British Waterways report on the role of heritage and infrastructure in creating local and community resilience.

There has been huge variation in how different places and communities across the country have experienced the recent recession, and how they have fared. Resilient Places explores the role of the UK’s industrial heritage networks such as railways and waterways in helping to build resilience to adversity; and asks how our historic infrastructure can best be adapted to communities’ current and future needs.

At the launch, David Aaronovitch, columnist for The Times and author of ‘Paddling to Jerusalem: An aquatic tour of our small country’; Fiona Reynolds, Director-General of the National Trust; Katherine Clarke, Artist Partner at muf architecture/art and report authorsSamuel Jones and Melissa Mean will debate these issues, followed by a half-hour audience Q&A chaired by Demos’ Director Richard Reeves. A short drinks reception will conclude the event.

Please join us for a drink from 6pm, 26th May.

Start Date:

Wednesday 26 May 2010 6.30pm

End Date:

Wednesday 26 May 2010 8.00pm

Event Address:

The Smeaton Room

1 Great George Street, London, , SW1P 3AA, United Kingdom

Event fee:

Free, to RSVP, email or call 0207 367 6333, informing us of any access needs.