Institute of Place Management 4th International Biennial Conference


Inclusive Placemaking

Special Track: Placemaking, anchor institutions and public spaces


8th September 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK

In this special track we will address the role of museums, anchor institutions and public spaces in cities, towns and regions. We would like to know how museums, anchor institutions and public spaces are not only sites of production and consumption, but also living entities that engage with communities in places as well as shaping the places around them.

During this day-long special track we will consider:

  • Placemaking and the third role of a University: Case study of the first university in Siberia (Tomsk State University)
  • Letting the outside in: everyday strategies for building the commons and community engagement in parks and museums
  • Inclusive placemaking: Placing the Christian Church in a digital age
  • A museum for Manchester, or a museum of Manchester?
  • Museums and the new public realm: The case of the Municipal Art Gallery in Athens, Greece
  • MONA – Taming the wild child of Tasmania
  • Public spaces at the core of inclusive post-apartheid cities
  • Creativity and placemaking, as a tool of engagement and transforming place identity - Placemaking in Woodruff Park
  • The role of football museums vis-à-vis city development and country reputation  


Delegates wishing to attend this special one-day track should register for the conference. Once you have registered you are welcolme to attend any of the conference sessions or tracks.  A full preliminary programme is available here.
For more information, please contact Gareth Roberts

Conference Pricing

Pricing for the conference is as follows:

  • Standard price: £385
  • IPM Member price (also applies to Landscape Institute members): £295
  • PhD student price: £250
  • Manchester Met staff price: £295
  • Single day price: £195
  • Optional conference dinner (Thursday 7th Sept): £70


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