Our September forum will be held next to the O2 at Ravensbourne University London, which sits at the centre of an expanding area of new housing, education and transport. Extensive development is taking place at Greenwich Peninsula and this part of London faces the emerging and internationally important cultural hub of East Bank across the Thames.
Foreign Office Architects designed and completed the university building, which is composed of 28,000 anodised aluminium tiles in three different shapes and colours. The tiled façade is perforated with round windows of varying sizes, with two rows of windows per floor to provide views of the surrounding city. The ground floor incorporates 1,700 meters square of public retail space. The new building is designed to stimulate the environment and working practices of creative professionals.
Valuable research will be created through our workshop round tables at this September event, as we draw together leading figures in infrastructure, transport, mixed-use development and housing investment. Please join us to benefit from high-level networking and insight from our discussions.
Ravensbourne University London is a specialist creative university, designed for industry. Idrees Rasouli, Course Leader for the BA Hons IDEA/Interior Design, Environment, Architectures degree course said ' Students have been working on projects concerning the regeneration of urban districts and the issues of identity - they have been studying the impact of immigrants from rural areas on urban places and also the integration of transient student populations into their host cities. This is a particular issue in London that has a population of 700,000 international students. Projects have recently been set on the current Elephant and Castle regeneration scheme and also the Isle of Dogs.
In addition students have been showcasing their design ideas for their own model of a driverless vehicle, inspired by the Transport Research Laboratory led research 'GATEway 2030' (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment), an £8 million funded project based in Greenwich with the aim of helping industry and policymakers to understand the implications of automated vehicles in the urban environment.
Watch out for our forthcoming research report that takes ideas from our leaders who attended our June London City Hall event, where the infrastructure needs and best practice of implementing them in the Isle of Dogs, were collated.