San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Academy's annual debate
We invite you to join us at this special event in the Academy’s calendar, hosted in London on 26 April 2017 by Grosvenor.
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14:30 – 17:30 – Urbanism Awards Finalist Selection
Also Join us for our annual Urbanism Awards Finalist Selection workshop session, where we will collectively decide upon the three finalists in each category for our 2018 Urbanism Awards: Great Place, Street, Neighbourhood, Town and European City of the Year.
18:00 – 20.30 – Spring Debate and Reception
The Academy’s Spring Debate will this year look at the contentious issue of where to build. We will hear arguments for and against the motion ‘This house believes that good urbanists should generally avoid green fields’.
Speaking for the motion:
Kathryn Firth, AoU Director and Partner at FPdesign
Belinda Gordon, Head of Government and Rural Affairs and CPRE
Speaking against the motion:
Hillary Satchwell AoU, Director of Tibbalds
Louisa Nie, Development Manager at Grosvenor Britain and Ireland
This debate will be chaired by David Rudlin AoU, Chair of The Academy of Urbanism
Academicians and Young Urbanists are able to attend both Urbanism Awards Finalist Selection and the Spring Debate + Reception. Friends and Non-members are only able to attend the Spring Debate and Reception.
This event is free to all members (Academicians, Young Urbanists and Friends), and £12.50 (+ VAT) for Non-members.
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The Academy of Urbanism
The Academy of Urbanism is built on the expertise and engagement of over 500 leaders, thinkers and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds. We embrace city management and policy making, academic research and teaching, development planning and design, community leadership and urban change-making, arts and cultural development, infrastructure and engineering, property law and management, politics and media. Our mission is to recognise, encourage and celebrate great places across the UK, Europe and beyond, and the people and organisations that create and sustain them. We work with places to identify and reinforce their strengths, and recognise constraints on greater success.