London’s Landscape: A journey into the future city

With New London Architecture

Date: Friday 1 October

Time: 9:30 – 2:30 pm

How are we designing and shaping the future of London? What will London look like in the future? Find out with a special day put on by New London Architecture.

In the morning, expert speakers will help us learn about city-scale innovation, ambition and planning from London’s transformation through the building of the great estates, Bazalgette’s sewerage system, parks, gardens and green spaces, the Underground, automotive infrastructure, electrification, the airports, Canary Wharf, through to the significant development today at London’s Olympic Park.

We will review the current challenges and opportunities facing London and get an inside track on the approaches being taken to address with them.

Demonstrating how this is being worked out, Peter Murray of New London Architecture will describe the key new London developments across infrastructure, transport, offices, residential and mixed use projects, and lead a tour around the 12 metre long Pipers Central London model which shows major new and proposed buildings, from Paddington in the west to The Royal Docks in the east, and from Battersea in the south to King’s Cross in the north.

Then in the afternoon, get on board for an exclusive trip on a Routemaster bus, drafted back in especially for the occasion by Arriva’s London Heritage Fleet, for a tour taking in some of the key sites of innovation in London – past, present and future. Your tour guide will be Royal College of Art Critical & Historical Studies department head and qualified bus driver Joe Kerr.

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