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SILVER LININGS:
THE ACTIVE THIRD AGE AND THE CITY

How could our ageing population come to shape the future of the City?

In our latest project, Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and the City we look at some of the key trends shifting the demographic landscape in Britain and speculate as to how an increase in an active Third Age could come to influence the way we all live and the way our cities evolve.

Download the report from Tuesday 22nd October 2013

THINK PIECES – A THRIVING VILLAGE: VISIONS FOR 2035

In this think piece series, leading architectural thinkers critically explore the future of rural settlements against the backdrop of rapid urbanisation, technological advances and calls for sustainable development. With globalisation opening up the countryside to new opportunities and threats while issues of subsidiarity promote local distinctiveness, how can villages come to terms with modern life without losing the past?

Contributions come from; Charles Holland, Electric Edens Studio at UCA, Iain Watt, Daisy Froud and Matt Wood.

Click HERE to find out more.

This House Believes that UNESCO is holding back our cities

Join us for a debate about the conflict between preservation of heritage and the development of our cities; are we striking the right balance? Are we compromising our image on the world stage? Or is the preservation of heritage becoming a real obstacle to creating great cities fit for the future? How much influence should an organisation like UNESCO have over the way we shape our cities?

Click HERE for more information. This event will be hosted at the RIBA HQ

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