NY-LON Simultaneous Seminars #6 Smart Industries

Wednesday 1 October 2014

13:30 - 15:30 (Lunch from 13:30)

Kohn Pedersen Fox, 7a Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA

© Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito

Science, technology and research industries have been expanding their presence in central city locations, and are increasingly sought after as drivers for wider economic growth. Around the world, the rise of ‘innovation hubs’, ‘technology accelerators’, and research campuses have aimed to foster new collaborations, spin off new businesses and drive global competitiveness.

Both London and New York are aiming to become global centres for innovation. But how are these cities providing the spaces and environments for technology, science and research industries to grow? What are the key ingredients to foster innovation? And with growing competition from cities around the world, how do London and New York stay ahead of the game?   

The seminar is organised by NLA - London's Centre for the Built Environment and Kohn Pedersen Fox, in association with New York's Forum + Institute for Urban Design, and is the sixth in a series exploring the key issues facing both cities and sharing best practice case-studies with the aim of fostering cross-city dialogue and learning.

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London speakers:

David Bickle, Partner, HawkinsBrown
Rohan Silva
, Chairman, Spacious; co-founder, Second Home 
Peter Murray
, Chairman, NLA (Chair - London)


New York speakers:

Eric Gertler, Managing Director of the Center for Economic Transformation, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Jesse Keenan, Research director of the Center on Urban Real Estate, Columbia University
Andrew Kimball, Chief Executive, Industry City
Jill Lerner, Principal, KPF
Bill Menking, Editor-in-Chief, The Architects’ Newspaper (Chair - New York) 

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