EVENT ORGANISED BY: Space Syntax
ABOUT THE EVENT
This is the first in a series of debates on The Urban Imperative organised by Space Syntax. How can we improve existing places for the future? will offer provocations, projects and best practice for city improvements across the world before entering into an open conversation with the audience about the way forward for city optimisation.
WHAT THE ORGANISERS SAY
Space Syntax is launching a new event series for 2017, entitled The Urban Imperative: Improve, Extend, Create. This series will explore how three interrelated choices, to Improve, Extend or Create cities could play out and interact in different contexts around the world.
Our inaugural event in the Urban Imperative series will explore how existing places can be ‘optimised’ to accommodate a rising population. This could include upgrading existing infrastructure, housing estate regeneration or the creation of new neighbourhoods within the city. It will consider the processes which will help realise these improvements.
WHAT THE GLASS-HOUSE IS DOING
Sophia will be speaking about the role that communities can play in improving and future-proofing our cities. How can community involvement and leadership in the design of our cities help make them better places to live, work and play? Can local people, organisations and networks inject ideas, approaches and actions that can help cities better respond to ours needs and desires now and in the future?