THIS HOUSE BELIEVES LONDON IS FULL

THIS HOUSE BELIEVES LONDON IS FULL Event

Wednesday 27 June 2007

Can London really keep taking more and more? As part of Artchitecture Week, this debate questions the accepted notion that the city can accomodate as many people as we like.

London’s population is set to soar over the next 15 years and such an increase demands that we ask brave questions. Can London’s predominantly 19th century infrastructure of roads, rail and sewerage handle the 21st century city? Should housing density levels increase in order to accomodate such change? Can we in this light rethink the boundaries of the city? Do we build higher or over? Or do we rethink the projections and say ‘no more’?

The evening includes presentations proposing the motion from the LSE’s Robert Tavernor and architect Simon Alford. Opposing is Vincent Lacovara of architectural practice AOC and writer Paul Shepheard.

The 2007 London is Full debate is kindly supported by the Evening Standard’s Homes and Property Magazine, Macdonald and Company and Fullers’ London Pride.

Start Date:

Wednesday 27 June 2007 7.00pm

End Date:

Wednesday 27 June 2007 8.30pm

Event Address:

BDP

16 Brewhouse Yard, London, , EC1V 4LJ, United Kingdom

Event fee:

Free

Organiser:

Building Futures

For more information please contact buildingfutures@inst.riba.org