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The City in 2040: Rethinking the City Centre

13 July 2021

The City in 2040: Rethinking the City Centre
The City in 2040: Rethinking the City Centre

The Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Geography and Planning are running a series of webinars to explore how urban places might have changed by 2040.

The events aim to raise the sights of academics and practitioners in thinking about the challenges and opportunities of the future.

The first webinar, taking place on the 15 July 2pm-3.15pm, will include three short presentations then a panel and audience discussion. Presentations include:

  • 'A Vibrant City Centre in 2040', Judith Everett, Executive Director for Purpose, Sustainability & Stakeholders, The Crown Estate
  • 'Reimagining the City Centre' Lev Kushner, Founding Partner, Department of Here
  • 'Making the Future City Centre Work for Everyone' Dr Mhairi McVicar, Project Lead of Community Gateway, Cardiff University

The event will be chaired by Professor Peter Madden, OBE, from the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, who will also be joined by Dr Juliet Davis, architect and urban scholar from the Welsh School of Architecture.

The events will explore: What will the office be like in 2040? What will this mean for the CBD and its micro-economy? What does that mean for the commute? Will the city- centre be made up of new mixed communities? If so, who will shape them and how will citizens be engaged? In the light of this, what would a future-proofed city-centre strategy look like?

The other two events in this series are:

  • ‘The City in 2040: Governing the Future City’,
    16th September 2021
  • ‘The City in 2040: Feeding the City of the Future’,
    30th September 2021

To attend the first event on the 15 July please register via Zoom:

Register now

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