Create Streets at CPC23

Beauty strikes back: can traditionally-designed places help people, prosperity and planet?

Join us for a panel session at the Conservative Party Conference discussing:

  • What are the relationships between traditional architecture and urbanism with mitigating climate change and social and cultural challenges?
  • How can we build enough homes? Where?
  • Why do so many oppose new homes? Why is confidence so low in the quality of new places?
  • Can beauty and traditional places improve prosperity and housebuilding?


  • Martina Lees (Chair), Senior Property writer, The Times
  • Rachel Maclean MP, Minister of State, DLUHC
  • Sir John Hayes MP, South Holland and The Deepings
  • Nicholas Boys Smith, Founding Director, Create Streets
  • Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader, Wychavon District Council

Tuesday 3rd October, 6PM