4x4 making places ltd (4x4) was set up in 2001 and has developed into an annual forum for place-making ideas and debate. We are a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. 4x4 making places is held on Thursday evenings over 4 weeks in March. The format is for 4 speakers each week with a chair-person, followed by debate.
4x4 making places has been described as an "ideas space", and its intention is to bring together people in the region who are involved in place-making at every level, to open up debate.... and to have an enjoyable evening! (The theme of making places allows a wide range of contributions from many sectors, "we make our places and our places make us") Over the years 4x4 making places has been influential in bringing people together to learn and debate place-making in an open neutral "space', outside project work and business networks which inevitable have a closed and specific focus. 4x4 debates seek to explore, promote, and inform, to develop skills and cooperation, and to support quality, environmental excellence, good practice and the highest standards in place-making
4x4 making places will be returning for an eleventh year in March 2012.