The Shape of Things to Come: Designing Cities for an Uncertain Future

On 28th November, I attended an Urban Design Group lecture titled ‘Livable Cities’, given by John Worthington, Co-founder of DEGW, Director the Academy of Urbanism and Commissioner The Independent Transport Commission. Rosemarie MacQueen, Westminster City Council, Peter Rees, City of London, and Clare Devine, CABE responded.  This was the first of 3 lectures, hosted by Professor Peter Bishop, Allies Morrison Director and Professor of Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture.  For further information on this series see here.

Topics of discussion included: the ratio of infrastructure to green-field, residential and public space; the role of localism in design, and the mortgage sector as a negative mechanism to the provision of affordable housing.

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