Join us for this special live episode of The Urbanist at our Marylebone HQ, where Monocle editor Andrew Tuck hands over the floor to city-planners, policy-makers and urban leaders to discuss how to build a better London. How would you fix the capital? We’ll look at transport, culture, housing, business, the night-time economy and much more. Be part of the debate following the election of the city’s new mayor.
- Peter York (Consultant, author, broadcaster and urbanist) – York set the tone for style in the 1980s with The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook. He has made his mark on TV with the likes of The Rise and Fall of the Ad Man and on stage with How to Become a Nicer Type of Person. He is a sharp critic of how London has changed.
- Sharon Ament (Director, Museum of London) – Ament has been closely involved in the decision to relocate the Museum of London from its home in the Barbican to a new site in Smithfield Market, due for completion in 2021. She has taken part in many other major projects, including the Treasures Gallery in London’s Natural History Museum and the Restless Planet theme park in Dubai.
- Peter Wynne Rees (Professor of places and city planning, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment) – Rees was city-planning officer for the City of London from 1985 to 2014 and in that time oversaw the construction of office buildings the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and the Walkie Talkie. He lectures internationally as well as advising cities and planners around the world on urban planning.
- Christopher Choa (Vice-President, Aecom) – A native New Yorker, Choa is based in London and works with city and national governments to develop regional-scale strategies. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he serves on the UK executive board of the Urban Land Institute and is on the external advisory board for the Sustainable Urban Development programme at the University of Oxford.
The ticket includes the June issue of Monocle magazine and a glass of chilled white wine.
TitleMonocle 24's The Urbanist: Live
FromJune 02, 2016 06:30 PM
UntilJune 02, 2016 09:00 PM
VenueMidori House, London