Symposium, Thursday 20 September 2018, NLA, The Building Centre

Overview

With the advent of autonomous vehicles, and a growing concern for air quality World Architecture News’ Reclaiming the Streets Symposium, partnered with New London Architecture at The Building Centre, will take place at The Building Centre on the 20 September 2018. WAN’s Urban Task Force will present a Manifesto for Change to a live audience of over 200 city representatives and key stakeholders from the built environment providing a 'blueprint' for the streets of the future. Participants will discuss the issues at hand with a panel-lead debate and Q & A sessions.

Why attend?

This is a rare opportunity to engage with international city representatives, and is a must-go-to event for anyone involved in design of the public realm.

  1. Learn about how other major cities, including a keynote from the Deputy Mayor of Vienna, Mercer's top most liveable city for the ninth year running are achieving this title
  2. Listen to the WAN Urban Task Force present their Manifesto for Change to an international panel, including representatives from Milan, Washington DC, New York and London
  3. Find out what leading architects are proposing for redundant retail spaces and infrastructure
  4. Understand more about the ground-breaking developments referenced in the UK government's 'Future of Mobility' report aiming to make the UK the world leaders in the movement of goods, services and people
  5. Hear from Bosch Mobility Solutions, who are paving the way for automated driving and their work on how we can achieve safe, clean and accessible travel in cities
  6. Take part in the crucial debate which will define our cities in the next decade
  7. Meet and network with some of the most influential visionaries and city leaders working towards the transformation of our congested and polluted streets
  8. Collect your own copy of the Manifesto for Change, published on the 20 September

Who is going?

  • City representatives
  • Developers
  • Architects & Engineers
  • Urban Designers
  • Planners 

Speakers so far...

Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport & Parks, London
Brian Kilkelly, Development Lead, Climate-KIC
Peter Murray, Chair, New London Architecture
Thor Nelson, Senior Urban Designer, Washington D.C.
Demetrio Scopelliti, Urban Planning Department, Municipality of Milan
Raj Suresh, Urban Designer and Architect, Atkins
Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of Vienna
Olivia Walker, Head of City Development, Bosch Mobility Solutions

Programme

18.00 – Registration
18.35 – Keynote speech - Maria Vassalikou, Deputy Mayor Vienna
18.45 – 5x five-minute presentation on the Manifesto for Change from the Task Force

- Drivers for Change - Brian Kilkelly, Development Lead, Climate-KIC
- Resistance to Change - Raj Suresh, Urban Designer and Architect, Atkins
- Interventions - Olivia Walker, Head of City Development, Bosch Mobility Solutions
- Finance & Governance
- Implementation & Phasing - Fiona Robinson, Futures 2050 Programme, Milton Keynes Council

19.00 – Panel discussion with city representatives

In this discussion, panellests will respond to the ideas put forward in the manifesto, debating the challenges that cities face and sharing initiatives of how to overcome some of these issues.

- Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport & Parks, London
- Thor Nelson, Senior Urban Designer, Washington D.C.
- Demetrio Scopelliti, Urban Planning Department, Municipality of Milan
- Olivia Walker, Head of City Development, Bosch Mobility Solutions

20.15 – Audience Q&A
20.30 – Drinks reception
22.00 – Close

Address: New London Architecture, The Building Centre, Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT