On the eve of the annual London Conference 2014, Centre for London and New London Architecture (NLA) host an evening discussion on the changing physical shape of three leading global cities – London, Paris and New York.
Despite the transforming effect of digital technologies and the rise of new economies in the global East and South, leading western capitals like New York, London and Paris remain important centres of the global economy. However, globalisation is bringing enormous challenges, with rising inequalities, growing populations and rising living costs putting huge pressures on citizens and services. Housing is a particular challenge, one of the biggest issues London faces, with demand increasing much faster than supply.
Against this background the ‘What Shape is Your City?’ event will ask what cities like London, Paris and New York can do to meet these challenges and create neighbourhoods that work for everyone.
Carl Weisbrod, Director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chairman, New York City Planning Commission
Dominique Alba, Director, APUR - Paris’ planning agency
Wulf Daseking, Former Director of City Planning, Freiburg
Charles Leadbeater, Associate, Centre for London
Stewart Murray, Assistant Director - Planning, GLA
Michael Cassidy, Chair, New London Sounding Board (Chair)