CEE’s Prof Philip Steadman to speak the next City Conversation event – Skyscraping, everything you wanted to know about tall buildings but were afraid to ask.
City Conversations: Skyscraping
Wednesday 21 June 2017, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Registration and Drinks Reception from 6.00pm
Venue: The Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
Skyscraping – everything you wanted to know about tall buildings but were afraid to ask. The next City Conversation will look at the perceived need for cities to build taller and for the construction industry to compete in satisfying that demand. Does this obscure a more important discussion around density, city planning and the sustainability of tall buildings? For example, we need tall buildings to satisfy the demand for living space in a compact city. But how tall is healthy for the environment or the occupant? Why are clusters seen as desirable and why can we not get over the stigma left by previous generations of tall buildings?
- Neil Billett, design director at BuroHappold Engineering (chair)
- Simon Allford, director at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
- Barbara Weiss, director of Barbara Weiss Architects and co-founder of the Skyline Campaign
- Klaus Bode, board director at ChapmanBDSP
- Joana Goncalves, associate professor of environmental design at the University of Sao Paulo
- Philip Steadman, research fellow and emeritus professor of Urban and Built Form Studies at UCL
“City Conversations” is a series of informative thought-leadership discussions around the big issues that are changing our cities – growth, technology, resource efficiency and climate change. The conversations will address not only the new and changing infrastructure of cities but also how these are brought about and their impact on the lifestyle and wellbeing of citizens. They are produced by The Happold Foundation and ngenuity with support from The Built Environment Trust.