Third Thursday – Fair Cities: guiding the built environment community to deliver fairer cities

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Event finished: 20th February 2020

What can we do, as an industry, to begin to address inclusive urban environment? Connectivity, resources and capacity for cross-sector collaboration is at an all-time high. Now is the time for the built environment community to rethink how we approach the issue of fairness in its many forms in our cities, and how we can improve the quality of people’s lives through improving the built environment.

We aim to create a space where conversations about conceiving, delivering, operating and managing fair cities can take place. Where we can have an honest dialogue between communities, developers, action groups, investors, local authorities and architects. Through inclusive discussion, working groups and knowledge sharing, we can plug the gaps in knowledge and policy to overcome the hurdles that obstruct positive change in our cities.

This event is organised by Connected Places Catapult, PLP Labs and Gehl. During the panel discussion, speakers will be asked to share their expertise and consider new possibilities for some of the most pressing problems affecting our cities: responding to climate change; addressing social inequality; tackling rapid urbanisation; providing access to quality housing, healthcare and opportunities; rethinking governance in the digital age; and, understanding what adds value in cities.