I wrote last month about the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) annual research symposium
. Now you can watch those talks in full.
On 29 November, Riba hosted its symposium at its headquarters on Portland Place in London's West End, which had the theme of "urban thresholds." The theme is based on the idea that cities are on the threshold of responding in new ways to major global challenges like climate change. Here are five of those talks.
Jan Gehl, founding partner at Gehl Architects, on his approach to people-friendly planning and example from cities around the world:
Ann Marie Connolly, director of health equity and impact at Public Health England, discussed the impact of public spaces on health:
Tina Saaby, city architect at Copenhagen Municipality, talked about the city's approach to public space design including the areas where private and public spaces meet:
Anne Power, professor of social policy at London School of Economics, explained how planning policies can heighten inequality in cities:
Anna Minton, writer and journalist, discussed the use of security technology and the creeping privatization of public space:
You can visit this page of the Riba website for other videos from this event.
— Rich Heap, Community Editor, UBM's Future Cities