The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.


8.30am – 12.00pm, IET Birmingham

We all want to create liveable cities in which people thrive and prosper, but how to make that ideal come true? The Liveable City’s opening seminar focuses on the political process of moving from vision to action, bringing in experiences  from recent years where Danish cities as well as cities around the world have undergone a remarkable transformation. Here, examples of successful project proposals to encourage economic de- velopment and investment to an area will be presented, including how to attract landmark projects and early adopters.

Conference opening speech:

Lars Thuesen, Danish Ambassador to the UK


Paul Edwards, Head of Strategy, The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership


Glenn Howells/Dav Bansal, Directors, Glenn Howells Architects

Stephen Willacy, Chief City Architect, Aarhus City Council

Rebecca McDonald, Analyst, Centre for Cities Robert Groves, Regional Director, Argent Martin Feakes, Market Director, Ramboll

Arne Cermak Nielsen, Architect and Partner, Urban Power

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