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PlaceShapers is only as strong and as effective as our members make us. We have a tiny core team led and supported by an enthusiastic board. Our networks are one of the ways all members can become engaged in our work, share their ideas and work and build partnerships with other PlaceShapers.

Here are our forthcoming network meetings, please pass to colleagues who may be interested. To find out more and/or to reserve your place please contact Charlotte Kay via email 

Upcoming events

PlaceShapers Annual Conference 2020 

Date: Thursday 24th to Thursday 26th November
Location/ Format: Virtual
Open to: All members

This year’s PlaceShapers Annual Conference will take place over three days and will be our first ever virtual conference. We are planning a mix of plenaries, smaller workshop discussions and time for learning and networking. All from the comfort of your living room!

Click here to register/ find out more.

Planning reform consultation

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020
Date: Thursday 17 September 2020
Location/ Format: Zoom
Time: 2pm to 3pm for both sessions

Open to: All members

The government has launched two consultations on planning reform. PlaceShapers will be submitting a response. We have two roundtables for members to collect insights, views and stories. Please email to book your place

Past events

Wednesday 11th March, 2020
Climate Change Network Meeting
Birmingham City Centre 

Friday 27th March, 2020
Chair's Network Meeting 
King's Cross, London 

Thursday 11th July, 2020
Community Investment Network Meeting
Bolton at Home Bolton

Wednesday 25th November, 2020
PlaceShapers Annual Conference 
Birmingham City Centre
Details to follow.

PlaceShapers Annual Conference

Date: Wednesday 27th November, 2019 
Location: The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

Key note speakers include:

Lord Wei of Shoreditch

Mary-Kathryn Rallings Adams,  Deputy Chief Executive, HACT

Book your place here.

If you have any questions or queries please contact Charlotte Kay on 07940 111283 or email

Date: Sunday 22 September 2019
Location: Brighton
Subject: PlaceShapers Labour Party Conference Fringe event - Competition or collaboration? How can community-based HAs work with local authority partners to deliver the homes we need. Hilton Brighton Metropole, 6pm.
Open to all (Labour Party Conference pass required to attend)

Date: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Location: Manchester
Subject: 1st October – PlaceShapers Conservative Party Conference Fringe event - Competition or collaboration? How can community-based HAs work with local authority partners to deliver the homes we need. Manchester Central, 6pm.
Open to all (Conservative Party Conference pass required to attend)



The 11th PlaceShapers conference was November 2018. Read the conference report.  The conference agenda included:

Creating and selling our story
PlaceShapers future direction
Shaping Our Housing Policy (as the Green Paper consultation closes, what are the key areas PlaceShapers should be focusing on to change policy in the coming years).

The 10th PlaceShaper conference was on 15 November 2017. Read more.


The 9th PlaceShapers annual conference was on Tuesday 15 November 2016. Read more.

Placeshapers and the health sector jointly hosted conference on the integration of health and housing services.  The annual cost to the National Health Service of conditions where poor housing is a main contributor is £2.5 billion. Click here to read more.

The HCA met PlaceShaper Chairs and Board Members prior to going out to formal consultation on the revised proposals for changes to the regulatory framework. To read the PlaceShaper response to the regulatory reform proposals, please click here.

Housing minister Mark Prisk was guest speaker at the 2013 PlaceShapers conference when we launched our 'Build local' report which reveals how PlaceShapers around the country are unblocking stalled developments. To read the report, click here.

"Housing associations have lost their way and should stick to housing the poorest and most vulnerable." That was the subject of the PlaceShapers northern members forum. Click to read the summary here.

 PlaceShapers members' conference on community investment. Click here for details.




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