Blossom Young

ACCENTS team | Poplar HARCA

Professional background: Regeneration, Community

Speaking experience: Chair/Moderator, Main Presenter, Panellist

Speaker topics: Place-making, Community & cultural regeneration, Workspace and enterprise, Meanwhile, Space utilisation

With Poplar HARCA’s Accents team, Blossom leads socio-economic, cultural, community and environmental regeneration strategies and projects in East London; conceiving and delivering projects that grow cohesive places and create sustainably mixed communities. Blossom leads Poplar Works, a £6m fashion-focused enterprise hub; placemaking, meanwhile and creative interventions in the Aberfeldy regeneration scheme and designed the multi-award-winning Open Poplar programme. Her background is in youth and community empowerment, holding a range of senior roles across the public and voluntary sectors and coordinating the delivery of Spotlight, a £7m creative youth arts facility for Poplar HARCA.

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