George Ferguson shares with Jaime Lerner that rare combination of an architect mayor. He was the first elected Mayor of Bristol, an Independent, (2012-2016) and is Past President of the RIBA (2003-2005). He trained and practiced as an architect in Bristol, founding Ferguson Mann Architects in 1979, and the national group, Acanthus Architects, in 1987. He is a strong believer in independent enterprise with his own regeneration projects including the creation of the renowned Tobacco Factory mixed use project that has had such a marked effect on South Bristol over the past 20 years. He is now in demand as a speaker at international conferences on cities, the environment and local economies.
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In this workshop the vital role of inclusion in bringing about the transition to a sustainable city is explored. How do we build trust and achieve inclusivity? And how do we do so in a way that helps us become more radical and transformative?
What's the best new thinking about the future of cities coming from architects, politicians and architectural commentators? What can we learn from recent experience in the UK, Brazil, Syria and elsewhere?