London and Sydney: polycentric cities

Thursday 22 March 2018


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

North Sydney, Bates Smart © Ethan Rohloff

London ©Jason Hawkes Photography

According to the Sydney Plan, a “30-minute city” is one where, no matter where you live, you can easily access the places you need to visit on a daily basis. As Sydney and London evolve as polycentric cities, how are we addressing liveability? Are we successfully creating 30-minute cities? How are both cities planning for rapid growth and addressing key issues such as housing delivery and transport provision?

NLA invites dialogue between Sydney and London to share best practice and learning. Speakers in Sydney will join speakers in London via live video seminar, presenting to a London audience to foster cross-city dialogue.

This event is a key part of the NLA International programme which brings together cities for discussion and debate. 

View the event, live streamed by Architecture AU, here

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Richard Brown, Research Director, Centre for London
Sarah Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Sydney Commission
Chris Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Taskforce Australia
Juliemma McLouglin, Assistant Director for Planning, Greater London Authority 
Stuart Robinson, Strategic Planning Advisor, Commercial Development, Transport for London 
Philip Vivian, Director, Bates Smart 
Alice Thompson, Cities Director, KPMG
Gordon Adams, Head of Planning, Battersea Power Station Development Company
Tim Williams, Head of Cities, Arup
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (Chair)

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Ticket Cost: £50 +VAT - click here to book 

NLA Partners are entitled to free tickets to this event type. If you are or partner and are unsure how to make use of your membership in this way or you would like to become a member and discuss membership options, please contact Aurelia Amanitis or call 0207 636 4044.

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

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