July 4
9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Change in the City: Opportunities for Architects in the New Urban Agenda

Agreed at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) conference in October, the New Urban Agenda is a global strategy addressing the key issues affecting housing and sustainable urbanisation over the next two decades. ​This conference will explain what the New Urban Agenda is and focus on the role architects can play in building the good city.

Looking at the three main themes: housing, a cohesive society and cultural heritage, global panel of industry experts will provide more detail on what the New Urban Agenda means for architecture and how one can adapt to stay relevant in these changing times.

The panelists include:

Amanda Levete, Founder and Principal of AL_A

Ma Yansong, Founder and Principal Partner of MAD Architects

Sir David Chipperfield CBE, RA, RDI, RIBA

Odile Decq, Studio Odile Decq

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University

Francis Kéré, Kéré Architecture

Suzanne Hall, Director of the London School of Economics (LSE) Cities Programme

Hannah Corlett, Co-founder and Director of ASSEMBLAGE

Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme




From £45 +VAT


9:00 - 18:30






Location: The RIBA, London

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