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Thu 29/09/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
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A look at London’s amazing built heritage with discussions on how best to preserve and enhance it.

Thu 01/12/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
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A look back at how key built infrastructure projects have shaped the city and the potential impact of future projects.

Thu 09/02/23, 9.30am–12.30pm
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Looking at what makes London so green, and how this legacy can grow and be enhanced in the future.

Thu 16/03/23, 9.30am–12.30pm
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Considering London’s social diversity, how this has shaped the city and how best to celebrate our cultural richness in the future.

Past Event

Wed 08/06/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
Zoom
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Ever popular session on the history of how London has developed, including looking at how trade, manufacturing, population changes and wars have impacted on the built city.

Agenda

10.00 Welcome & Overview – the Making of London

  • What factors have led to the development of London through time? How can we understand the way the city has developed, as eco-system, hub or catalyst, Prof. Jerry White (University of London)
  • Q&A

10.30 London Growth – sparks, checks and balances

  • In and out – How have geography, movement, natural resources and trade contributed to London’s development? How do they continue to shape the future success of the city? Rob Whitehead (Centre for London)
  • Q&A
  • Comfort break

11.10 Riding the waves – How has development been affected by population growth, health crises and war? Prof. Vanessa Harding (University of London)

  • Q&A

11.40 Onwards and upwards – What opportunities for the industry, house building and culture have been taken and how have these have shaped the city through time? Richard Brown

  • Q&A

12.10 London of the Future

  • What can we learn from the past to point the way forwards to the London of the future? Yolande Barnes (Bartlett Real Estate Institute)
  • Speaker & delegate discussion

12.45 Wrap up & Close

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