Running order for Future Cities Forum on 6th March 2017


Enjoy your day with us, listen to our discussions and network at lunch. This is a paperless conference with sustainability in mind, so we are publishing our running order here,

This forum at the IET, London, begins with welcome and coffee/networking at 10 am in the Mountbatten Room.

10.25 am Guests and speakers will make their way to the Alan Turing Lecture theatre which leads off the Mountbatten Room.

10.30 am Broadcaster and architecture historian, Dan Cruickshank will be opening the forum with a talk on ‘Ideal homes and cities: past, present and future’

10.45 am Patrik Schumacher, Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects will be speaking on the future of our cities.

11.00 am Housing crisis panel with David Edwards, Executive Director, Regeneration and Housing, Oxford City Council, Oliver Novakovic, Technical and Innovation Director, Barratt Developments PLC, John Adams, Head of Planning, Deloitte Real Estate, and Alison Brooks, Creative Director, Alison Brooks Architects.

11.30 am There will be a thirty minute discussion on innovation in construction. This panel is being led by Laing O’Rourke’s Group Technical Director and Head of Engineering Excellence, Philip Westbury and joined by Andrew Ogorzalek, Director of PCKO Architects, Chris Brown, Founder and Chairman of Igloo Regeneration, and Alby Miller, Senior Technologist in the Visualisation Team at Future Transport Catapult.

12 Noon - ‘Smart Cities’ with Brian Matthews, Head of Transport at Milton Keynes Council, airport design expert Henrik Rothe of leit-werk / Cranfield University, City of Heidelberg adviser Simon Payne of Lambsquay Consulting (Cambridge), and Brian McGuigan, European Director of Smart Cities, Silver Spring Networks.

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12.30 pm 'Waterfront Regeneration as a catalyst for city communities and development' with Tom Bridges, Chief Officer Economy and Regeneration, Leeds City Council, Jon Kenny, Development Director at CEG, and Councillor Clare Coghill of Waltham Forest Council.

13.00 pm Networking lunch with interviews in the Mountbatten room.

14.00 pm Panel discussion on “public realm, private investment” with Tom Armour, Leader of Global Landscape Architecture at Arup, Chris Churchman, Director of Churchman Landscape Architects, Robin Cooper, Head of Regeneration, Newham Council, and Andrew Reid, Director of Design, Mount Anvil Ltd.

14.30 pm Long term investing and technology hubs as catalysts for city regeneration with Laura Mason, Head of Direct Investments at L&G Capital, Professor Michael Caine, Dean of Loughborough University London and Professor Andrew Harrison of the University of Wales Trinity St David.

15.00 pm Panel on the future challenges to the water industry, with Professor Joby Boxall, University of Sheffield, Alex Herbert, Head of Consents at Tidal Lagoon Power, Dr David Smoker, Vice-Chair of the British Water Surface Management Group and Business Development Director at ACO Technologies and Dr Duncan Hodges, Lecturer, Cranfield University.

15.30 pm A talk by Sir Simon Jenkins, columnist for The Guardian and The Evening Standard, on ‘Rebuilding broken monument and cities of Iraq and Syria’.

The forum finishes at 4pm but there will be twenty minutes for people to clear from the building, say goodbyes and make final networking contacts.


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