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Third Thursday: Connecting Places: Ways to Know a City

DATE : 17 October 2019
LOCATION : Connected Places Catapult @ Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde Street, London, EC1R 0BE
START TIME : 6:00 pm END TIME : 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening with Chuck Wolfe who is a London-based multinational sustainable urbanism consultant, author, Visiting Scholar at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, recent Fulbright Specialist in Australia for an award-winning project, and long-time American environmental/land use lawyer.

The talk will touch on how personal experience remains at the centre of how we understand and improve cities today. His career experience brings our attention back to the “real world” right in front of us, focusing it once more on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments. He will show us how to catalog the influences and junctions of urban form, public transportation, and other basic city elements. He will then share insights into how to use recorded observations of many types to contribute to better planning and design.

His books, Urbanism Without Effort (Island Press, 2019/2013), and Seeing the Better City (Island Press 2017), are readily available in paperback and electronic form. His next book, Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2020.

Join us for an evening of insight and networking as well as touching on how his talk will lead into CityX event which touches on the Future of Housing and Future of Mobility in November.


18.00 – Registration
18.30 – Talk starts
19.00 – Talk ends
19.00 – Networking
20.30 – Event ends

Photo credit: Chuck Wolfe, Seeing Better Cities Group