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Thu 09/02/23, 10am–12.30pm
Zoom
Related Events: Understanding London

Looking at what makes London so green, and how this legacy can grow and be enhanced in the future.

The agenda includes:

  • Understanding the forces which have shaped the amount, quality and type of green space in London.
  • Exploring the relationships we have with private and communal gardens – what makes them so vital and how they can continue to provide a legacy in future.
  • Understanding how water spaces are being used to help London become more bio-diverse and flourish economically and culturally.
  • Learning about key challenges and how we can address them to support the city of the future.

Thu 16/03/23, 9.30am–12.30pm
Zoom
Related Events: Understanding London

Considering London’s social diversity, how this has shaped the city and how best to celebrate our cultural richness in the future.

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Thu 01/12/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
Zoom
Related Events: Understanding London

A look back at how key built infrastructure projects have shaped the city and the potential impact of future projects.

The agenda includes:

  • Understanding how infrastructure forms the lifeblood of London and how it links to the capital's development.
  • Exploring the development of services – how these have enabled waves of development and changed the landscape of London.
  • Learning about the connectivity of London – how railways, tubes, buses, streets and air travel contributed to development and how current innovation is setting a course for the future, with focus on key projects.
  • Bringing the lessons of history together learning lessons for development into the future.

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Thu 24/11/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
Zoom
Related Events: Understanding London

A look at London’s amazing built heritage with discussions on how best to preserve and enhance it.

Agenda

9.45 Registration, Susan May

10.00 Welcome and Overview – London’s built heritage through time, Colin Thom

  • How and where has London’s built heritage developed through the centuries?
  • Q&A

10.25 London Legacies, Prof. Michael Hebbert

  • What types of buildings and structures form the legacy of our royal, cultural and faith traditions, and how has this continued today?
  • Q&A

10.50 Housing London, Dr Manolo Guerici and Prof. Gordana Fontana-Giusti

  • Learning about London’s great housing heritage through time – which types of homes have stood the test of time and why, what lessons can we draw for the future?
  • Q&A

11.15 Comfort break

11.30 Civic Heritage, Billy Reading

  • What is the built legacy of government?
  • Q&A

11.55 Past, Present, and Future Legacy, Dr Nicola Stacey and Darryl Chen

  • Drawing from the richness of London’s built heritage – how this can be a living legacy?
  • How can we continue to inspire and breathe life into London through the heritage we create into the future?

12.40 Close

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Wed 08/06/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
Zoom
Related Events: Understanding London

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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