Public Realm in London - ideas for the future

Tuesday 12 December 2017


NLA Galleries, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT

Free event - Click here to register Go!

Oxford Street Transformation © TfL

Destination Bank © Broadway Malayan

Wilkins Terrace © Levitt Bernstein

Oxford Street Transformation © TfL

Oxford Street Transformation © TfL

Granary Square © John Sturrock

Fitzroy Place © Hufton+Crow

Oxford Street Transformation © TfL

Fitzroy Place © Hufton+Crow

As London’s population grows, the city’s public realm is under increasing pressure to work harder to serve a greater mix of users and support urban resilience. From large scale city-wide schemes to small local interventions, London’s public spaces are undergoing great change.

In this free NLA event powered by PechaKucha, we hear from a range of industry experts on their ideas for the future of London’s public realm.
How will technology affect how people interact with public spaces? With changing transport trends, how will London’s streets and roads, which make up 80% of London’s public spaces, transform to support a greater mix of uses? How can the capital celebrate and better utilise its blue spaces, improving reservoirs, rivers and canal-side places?

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Sam Monck, Head of Oxford Street Transformation, Westminster City Council & Transport for London
Dr Phil Askew
, Director Landscape & Placemaking, Peabody

Nicola Carnevali, Senior Architect, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Garry Colligan, Principal Urban Design Advisor, Oxford Street Transformation, TfL
Kate Digney, Associate Director, Head of Landscape, Levitt Bernstein 
Nick Hacking, Associate Partner, Sheppard Robson 
Eric Hallquist, Director, Landscape Architecture, AECOM
Carmen Martinez, Urban Designer, Broadway Malyan 
Polly Plunket-Checkemian, Property Management Director, Broadgate Estates (chair)


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This event is free to attend but registration is essential - click here to register

If you would like to become a member, and would like to discuss membership options please contact Aurelia Amanitis

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Katharine Rankin or call 020 7636 4044 

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