Your Voice Counts! Big City Plan Workshop: 11 February 2009 - 6:00pm
From 6-8.30pm on Wednesday 11th February 2009
In the Banqueting Suite, The Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB
It’s our chance to ensure that the inherent creativity in the city is reflected in its plans for the future - creating a dynamic city at the heart of any physical developments is a key part of making a city distinctive. We want as many of you to have your say as possible. We also want to make it as easy as possible to have your say and get informed to the level that you want.
I hope that you’ll be able to join us at the workshop we’re hosting from 6pm on 11th February so that Philip Singleton, Birmingham City Council’s Acting Assistant Director of City Centre Development and Design, can update us on the detailed plans and proposals.
The Big City Plan has great ambition and this is an opportunity for you to make your voice heard with the people who are directly responsible for making the plans happen.
We’re also inviting members of Birmingham Future to join us, to get a range of opinions from young exciting professionals in the city. It’ll help to give a more diverse range of views and opinions to inform the debate, in addition to the wider networking opportunities it will bring over drinks afterwards.
Timings for the event are:
6pm Welcome by Helga Henry and presentation on the Big City Plan by Philip Singleton
6.45-7pm Questions and Answers
7-7.30pm Table workshops to generate ideas followed by feedback
8pm Closing remarks by Matt Taylor, Chairman, Birmingham Future followed by
refreshments and networking
The event will be moderated by Debra Davis, Director of Public Affairs & Communications at Birmingham City Council.
There is no charge for attending as the venue is being provided by Birmingham City Council but please RSVP so we can provide sufficient refreshments . For those wishing to do a few minutes “homework” to get up to speed before attending, some useful pre-reading website links will be available. More details can be found at www.bigcityplan.org.uk and http://bigcitytalk.org.uk.
As recognition for providing a free event, our only request is that you sign up to our Charter. Numbers for the event are limited and if we are at capacity, priority will be given to Charter signatories. If you have not already done so, please sign up on line at www.creativerepublic.org.uk/charter. Alternatively if you prefer, and if numbers allow, you can sign up on the night as we’ll have hard copies available.
A map and directions for the venue can be found at www.creativerepublic.org.uk and I look forward to seeing you on 11th February.
Chairman Creative Republic
Useful reading links:
Apart from the main website http://www.bigcityplan.org.uk, Birmingham City Council have also embraced the work of local bloggers.
Thanks to the hard work of members of Birmingham's Social Media community, there's now another way in which you can read and contribute to the Big City Plan online - visit the blog site version of the Masterplan http://bigcitytalk.org.uk to read another version of the document alongside the original and add your own comments.