Good Places Leeds

Good Places Leeds Leeds Housing Conference

University of Leeds
Tuesday, January 14th

To reserve your FREE place please follow this link.

This conference will bring together sector specialists from across the city to lead the discussion on the future of housing in Leeds.

Pooling experience and knowledge from the different perspectives of academics, landlords, developers and social housing providers, this day will explore how to draw together the three critical elements of the environment, community and housing, to develop a shared approach to the future of housing in Leeds.

Our aspiration is that this inaugural event will be the start of creating the legacy of Good Place-making for Future Housing in Leeds.

The day will consist of a morning of panel talks, from a variety of speakers, including John Saffman, landlord and Director of Invest North, Mark Denton, Head of Council Housing Growth, Leeds City Council and many others, followed by an audience Q&A session.

After lunch, there will be a carousel of workshops on the following themes:

  • Placeshaping
  • Mass Housing Retrofit Challenge
  • Modern Methods of Constructions
  • Land Access - sites for future social housing
  • Habitable Housing

Those involved are:

Compere; Peg Alexander

Peg Alexander is a Leeds based award winning TV/Radio broadcaster, journalist and event host.

A local Lass, Peg currently presents Drive, About Bradford for bcb radio in Bradford.

Since 2014 she has been the politics and current affairs presenter on Made in Leeds TV, has presented on BBC1 Inside Out and is part of the video team for Culture Vulture TV in Leeds. 

Before moving into broadcasting, Peg gained over 20 years experience of working in the charity and public sectors as a campaigner, public policy director and chief executive, and former Speaker of the Green Party.

In 2018 she teamed up with a Bradford production company to make the documentary - ‘Britain’s Housing Crisis - A People Powered Solution’ and as a result of the documentary she started working for the national Community Led Homes partnership.


Keynote Speaker;  Katja Stille 

Katja is a Director of Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and Vice Chair of the Urban Design Group.

Working with private and public sector clients, as well as communities, Katja’s objective is to push the placemaking agenda and ensure we are building people-friendly places. Her

work ranges across a broad spectrum, including strategic masterplanning, the creation of new communities, regeneration projects and design advice.

Katja seeks to unlock the issues that prevent us from delivering good design and placemaking. Currently one of her projects is delivering Northstowe, a new town in Cambridgeshire, promoted by Homes England, and one of the NHS’s Healthy New Towns. Her work incorporates principles of health and well-being from early masterplanning stages through to design codes and delivery.

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Led by Leeds Acts! this conference is in partnership with Leeds Community Homes, Turning Lives Around, Voluntary Action Leeds, Latch and sponsored by Leeds Social Sciences Institute and Leeds Community Homes.

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