The Towers Debate: Does London need more tall buildings?

Monday 2 June 2014

Public Debate 18:30 - 20:30 (doors open at 17:40)

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT

There are now proposals for over 230 new tall buildings to be built in London over the next decade, 80 per cent of which are residential. As London’s population continues to expand, is this high-rise vision of London's future the right one for our city and its people?

Kicking off the London Festival of Architecture 2014 programme, Centre for London, the London School of Economics and Political Science and New London Architecture (NLA) host a public discussion to debate the motion 'London needs many more tall buildings'.

Tickets cost £7. Please note that NLA member discounts are not applicable at this event.

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Sarah Gaventa

Julia Barfield, Director, Marks Barfield
Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
Simon Jenkins, Chairman, National Trust
Nicholas Boys Smith, Director, Create Streets 


Nicky Gavron, Chair of the Planning Committee, London Assembly
Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning, GLA
Rowan Moore, Architecture Critic, The Observer
Tony Travers, Director, LSE London

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