What Shape Is Your City?

Monday 3 November 2014

Free Evening Event 18:00 - 19:00 (registration from 17:45)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

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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.

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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)

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London had the chance to learn from New York, Freiburg and Paris last night as key representatives from each city debated the opportunities and challenges facing their respective home turfs at a special evening debate held at the NLA together with Centre for London.

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On the eve of the annual London Conference 2014, Centre for London and New London Architecture (NLA) hosted an evening discussion on the changing physical shape of three leading global cities – London, Paris and New York.

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