Future Cities Forum: regeneration, sustainability and smart technology.
Where does the UK stand compared to other countries on the sustainability scale and how are we embracing smart technology? Does smart technology always equal sustainability?
These and other questions on housing, transport, water management and regeneration of our cities will be discussed with answers put forward at our next forum on 6th March 2017, 10 am to 4 pm at The Institute of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London.
Architectural historian Dan Cruickshank will open the event (see his blog biography) with a talk on housing past and present which will lead into a debate on how to solve the UK's housing crisis, innovation in modular building and new technologies to reduce the carbon footprint.
Investors, developers, councils, architects, construction engineers, planners and economists will take the stage and sit in the audience to question and discuss.
Sir Simon Jenkins,(see biography blog) columnist and former editor of The Times and the Evening Standard and author, will close the forum with a presentation on how to 'heal our broken cities'.
There will be networking over coffee from 10 am to 10.30 am and then again over lunch from 1 pm until 2pm.