City Makers Conference

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ReSpaceLogo-ce.jpgThursday November 16th 6-9.15pm

This November, ReSpace Projects will be hosting it’s 3rd Annual Conference for developers, landlords, architects, planners, community groups, energy and waste groups and councils at the Hive Dalston – it’s unique social space.

This is an opportunity for city makers and designers to understand the innovative system that is kicking up a storm in the world of social enterprise and circular economy thinking. Be amongst the first to find out how it works and how it can work for you.

With the release of the Mayor’s London Plan 2016, we have already begun to see a growing trend in the demand for a building industry that can demonstrate genuine social responsibility – for example, through sustainable low-carbon construction methods, innovative reuse and recycling of materials and community engagement. ReSpace Projects would like to present a simple and efficient system through which the industry can help to reduce its environmental impact, connect with the communities in which they are working, reduce costs and demonstrate measurable, socially responsible behaviour.

Evidence shows that the shift in the industry will be built through genuine collaboration between developers, architects, planners, councils and communities – and we invite you to rally together to begin the conversation at the City Makers’ Meeting on 16th November.

Described as the “most successful” social enterprise in Hackney, ReSpace Projects are partnered with the London Waste and Recycling Board in their Route Map for a circular economy, and were highlighted as key note social innovators in Sage Publishing’s Strategy text book published earlier this year. Our system of ‘holistic regeneration’ is gaining cross-sectoral support – from the GLA, London councils, news media and key members of the British Property Federation, attracted by its low cost, high efficiency and unprecedented results.

The City Makers’ networking event is the third and final conference to be held at our pilot project, the Hive Dalston. A disused office block, the Hive Dalston was established to test our system, with set up costs of just £250 and no external funding. The building has hosted up to seven events a day, with a footfall of around 10,000 people per year, attending exhibitions, film showings, meetings, yoga and much more.

We would like to say thank you to Investland, and our landlord, Michael Gerrard, for taking the opportunity to give something back to Hackney and allowing us to take care of the Hive building whilst it was empty: This act of faith has inspired so many!

This informal evening will run from 6pm-9pm on Thursday 16th November at the Hive Dalston. There will be drinks and a presentation by ReSpace Projects followed by scheduled talks. Government advisor, Shaun Bailey, described last year’s conference as an ‘historical moment’;

We intend to expand on the aspirations of politicians, collaborating with city makers to build something solid that can make a truly outstanding impact on the city of London, with global repercussions.

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