Following on from the RGS...

Both myself and my co-convenor, Anita Mckeown, of the ‘Creative Placemaking and Beyond’ sessions at this year’s RGS-IBG annual conference were overwhelmed with its success and the feedback we got, and thank you all to Graeme Evans, Aditi Nargundkar Pathak, Marie Mahon and Anna Marazeula Kim, who delivered papers; to Alison Williams and Derek Jones, who facilitated the workshop session; and those 40-plus in number in the audience that came with us on this experiment in format and who added so much to the time we spent together – and dissolved the notion of the presenter-audience completely.

‘easily most coherent and interesting session I attended in the conference’

‘inspiring exchange of ideas’

‘a rich gathering of people and ideas’

Aside from the book chapters and papers ideas that were generated between us, Anita and I will be exploring ideas for maintaining the momentum and enthusiasm from the session and progressing ways to enable this – watch this space!