What do we need to do to build the good cities of the future? What kind of infrastructure – social, physical, cultural – do we need to put in place? How do we bridge the gaps between the superstar cities – such as London – and the rest? How can non-capital cities take their place as the powerhouses of regional and national economies? With short presentations and a panel discussion, these issues – and many more – will be explored in this session. Speakers include Lord Adonis (National Infrastructure Commission), Francesca Bria (Commissioner of Digital Technology and Innovation for Barcelona), Ricky Burdett (LSE), Bradley Garrett (University of Sydney), Gabriella Gómez-Mont (Director and Founder, Laboratorio Para La Ciudad, Mexico) and Martin Green (Hull 2017).
Saskia Sassen is no longer able to attend this session.
Book online or in person at Watershed Box Office or on Tel: 0117 927 5100 Mon – Fri from 09:00 and Sat & Sun from 10:00. Please note: booking opens Monday 18 September 2017.
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