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THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURES OF THE HIGH STREET

This one-day conference was to present the findings from the Adaptable Suburbs team as well as the research of other distinguished speakers on the state of the High Street. 

The conference was held at University College London on Monday 28th April 2014. The conference report can be downloaded here. The conference programme was as follows:


09:30 - 09:45 Registration
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome (Laura Vaughan, PI, Adaptable Suburbs Project)


Urban form and spatial transformations (Chaired by: Claire Ellul)

10:00 - 10:25 London's high streets: learning about the future from the past - Sam Griffiths, David Jeevendrampillai, Ashley Dhanani, Dominik Hoehn, Ilkka Torma, Muki Haklay, Claire Ellul and Laura Vaughan (Adaptable Suburbs Project, UCL)
10:25 - 10:50 The Vibrant High Street of World Heritage Cities: Good Vibrations? The case of Toledo (Spain) - Borja Ruiz-Apilánez, Mayte Arnaiz, José M. de Ureña and Inmaculada Mohíno (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo)
10:50 - 11:15 Pre-War and Post-War High Street: Shifting Centrality and Spatial Memory in Limassol - Nadia Charalambous and Ilaria Geddes (University of Cyprus)
11:15 - 11:30 Discussion
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break


Mixed use and architectural adaptability (Chaired by: Ashley Dhanani)

11:45 - 12:10 Invited speaker - Fiona Scott (Gort Scott)
12:10 - 12:35 The street: a key component for a less segregated city - Ann Legeby (Meta Berghauser Pont) and Lars Marcus (KTH Stockholm)
12:35 - 13:00 Constructing Sustainable Commercial Neighbourhoods - Yvonne Rydin (UCL)
13:00 - 13:15 Discussion
13:15 - 14:00 Lunch


Everyday sociability (Chaired by: David Jeevendrampillai)

14:00 - 14:25 Invited speaker - Suzanne Hall (LSE)
14:25 - 14:50 Seven Sisters Market: cultural adaptations of space - Angela Piraguata
14:50 - 15:15 Correlating street quality, street life and street centrality in Tripoli, Libya - Adel Mohammad Remali, Sergio Porta, Huyam Abudib (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
15:15 - 15:40 The Pedestrian Realm on Major Urban Streets - Yodan Rofè, Galit Yerushalmi, Moshe Margalit, Ahuva Windsor (Ben-Gurion University, Municipality of Modiin, Tel-Aviv University and College of Administration, Rishon Letzion)
15:40 - 15:55 Discussion
15:55 - 16:15 Tea break

Plenary debate: the future of the high street (Facilitated by Tom Bolton)

16:15 - 16:40 Invited speaker - Matthew Carmona (UCL)
16:40 - 17:45 Panel - Matthew Carmona, Victor Buchli, Ben Kochan, Laura Vaughan


email: AdaptableSuburbs@ucl.ac.uk - EPSRC reference: EP/I001212/1