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Alcohol Policy: Drinking spaces and places

10 February 2010

The impact of drinking alcohol in excess is seen both in terms of individual health and disorder in public spaces. This seminar focused on why policy levers need to recognise the importance of where and how people drink.

Consumption controversies: Policy document and Parliamentary launch

Emerging from this event a Society policy document Consumption controversies: Alcohol policy in the UK was published, launched at a Parliamentary seminar in December 2010.

Session 1: Policy Context

Session 2: Private Drinking Places: Home and Away

Session 3: Public Drinking Spaces

  • Designing drinking spaces: From Park to Club - youth, alcohol and place (PDF) : Professor Marion Roberts, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster
  • Night time economies: Alistair Turnham, MAKE Associate (Presentation unvailable)
  • Local spaces: licensing and managing public disorder John Thornhill, Chairman of the Magistrates Association (Presentation unvailable)

Session 4: Panel Discussion

  • Dr Mark Jayne, Geography, Manchester; Don Shenker, Chief Executive, Alcohol Concern and Alistair Turnham, MAKE Associates (Discussion unavailable).
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