UK: The inaugural Sound Development conference, presented by U+I and Sound Diplomacy, took place on September 6. The conference was reportedly a huge success, with over 150 attendees. All proceeds went to charity, with £2790 raised for Shelter.
Panellists from the music, development and property sectors came together to discuss nighttime economy and regeneration for cities, focusing on the integral role music plays in aiding development. The event heard presentations from Paul Callaghan (Leighton Group), Jaanus Juus (Telliskivi Creative City), Andrew Russell (Greater London Authority) and Paul Broadhurst (Greater London Authority), focusing on the built environment.
Here are a couple of quotes from the organizer’s U&I Think and Sound Diplomacy:
Richard Upton, Deputy Chief Executive of U&I Think, said: ‘[Sound Development] is about connecting people from different silos to make the world a better place.’
Shain Shapiro, Director of Sound Diplomacy, continued: “This day is the beginning of a different kind of conversation that we can have, wherever you work, about how we can make places better.”