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New London Vernacular/Urban Qualities

26 April 14:00 - 18:30
Organized by: UCL Urban Laboratory
Room G.12
22 Gordon Street

One of the challenges of London's real-estate led urban development model is to build new urban places with good qualities within the current financial and institutional envelope; architects, planners, practitioners and communities all grapple with this.


This event brings together practitioners, scholars and community members to look at how responses to these challenges are emerging in new urban places across the city and to consider ideas for enabling better urban outcomes. We take as a starting point plans for what is to be potentially one of the largest new urban developments in the UK, the site of one of the first Mayoral Development Corporations at Old Oak Park Royal.


Programme includes:


a panel on “Urban Qualities" with Simon Kretz (ETH Zürich), Patrick Weber (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) and respondent Christian Schmid (ETH Zürich).


a lecture on “Pioneering Urbanity in an Expanding Capital” by Lee Polisano (President, PLP Architecture), with discussant Peter Bishop (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)


a drinks reception, exhibition of plans and designs for Old Oak Park Royal, and book launch of Urbane Qualitäten: Ein Handbuch am Beispiel der Metropolitanregion Zürich.


Event organised by Professor Jennifer Robinson and Dr Katia Attuyer. With thanks to the ESRC, UCL Geography and PLP/Architecture.


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