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Growing the Future City was the ninth Urban Research Unit event. After centuries of investment, trade, immigration and innovation, London is now driven by dynamic creative, knowledge and financial sectors. This discussion will explore how future models of development for our city can be smarter, greener and designed for all levels of society.

Thursday 18th June
6:00pm Reception drinks in the Gallery
7:30pm - 8:30pm Panel discussion in the Auditorium
Foyles Bookstore, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT

Chair: Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA
Claire Cockerton, Founder, CEO and Chairwoman of ENTIQ and Co-Creator, Level 39
David Hutton, Group Development Director, Asia and Europe, Lend Lease
Donald Hyslop, Head of Regeneration and Community Partnerships, Tate Modern
Lance Jay Brown, ACSA Distinguished Professor, CCNY

Detailed bios of the panellists are below.

To register your interest in attending, please email gtfc@grimshaw-architects.com.


 

Chair: Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA

Matthew is the Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and a former  Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to Tony Blair. He was appointed to the Labour Party in 1994 to establish Labour’s rebuttal operation. His activities before the Labour Party included being a county councillor, a parliamentary candidate, a university research fellow and the director of a unit monitoring policy in the health service. Matthew is a frequent media commentator on policy and political issues, and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Observer, New Statesman and Prospect.

 

Claire Cockerton, Founder, CEO and Chairwoman of ENTIQ and Co-Creator, Level 39

Claire is a serial entrepreneur and an industry leader in financial services and smart cities. Founder, CEO and Chairwoman of ENTIQ, a global innovation and economy enabler, and a leader in innovation delivery, new venture development and ecosystem creation. She set the strategy and co-led the implementation of Level39, Europe’s largest Technology Accelerator dedicated to fintech, retail and smart cities technologies, and continues as Special Advisor to Canary Wharf Group on developing a Financial Services and Smart Cities tech cluster.

 

David Hutton, Group Development Director, Asia and Europe, Lend Lease

David was appointed Group Development Director for Lend Lease in July 2014 and is based in Singapore. He oversees the company’s urban renewal projects and major development opportunities in Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years’ experience in development, fund, public/private partnerships, asset and property management. David has worked across the key property sectors of urban regeneration, residential, commercial, retirement and retail, including numerous major city renewal projects with Government, Institutional Investors and private sector partners.

 

Donald Hyslop, Head of Regeneration and Community Partnerships, Tate Modern

Donald’s work is at the forefront of exploring and thinking about the role culture, architecture & museums can play in the regeneration, place making, economic and social development of cities and communities. He has worked extensively in leadership roles in the cultural, tourism and business sectors both in UK and internationally. At Tate, he has led an urban renewal programme which has seen the transformation of a district of central London, South Bank & Bankside. This includes roles as Chairman of the world famous Borough (food) Market and Chair of Better Bankside Business Improvement District.

 

Lance Jay Brown, ACSA Distinguished Professor, CCNY

Lance is an architect, urban designer, author and ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture at CCNY/CUNY. He has taught and practiced locally, nationally, and internationally, co-chairs the new AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee and is a founding board member of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization. He is the Principal of the award winning studio Lance Jay Brown, Architecture + Urban Design founded in 1972.


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