UCL Urban Laboratory


Imagining the Future City: London 2062 Book Launch

18 November 2013, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

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G04 Chadwick Building, UCL

As part of the UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities, the London 2062 project is gathering evidence about the forces and factors that shape London, identifying decision points, and debating how the city will change over the five decades between London 2012 and London 2062. This process involves synthesising the diverse expertise within the academic community at UCL and elsewhere, together with London's citizens, government, professions, artists, media and other public institutions. 

Imagining the Future City: London 2062 is an edited collection based on the London 2062 project from UCL's Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities. The London 2062 project engaged academics, policy makers and practitioners, providing a forum for serious debate about the challenges and opportunities for London in the five decades following the Olympics. 

The book is edited by Sarah Bell (UCL Urban Laboratory Co-Director) and James Paskins and is divided into four sections, considering London in terms of Things, Connections, Power and Dreams. The book features contributions from leading academic thinkers at UCL, and from those involved in shaping London on the ground, through policy and practice. The authors consider the future of London from multiple perspectives, including transport, energy, smart infrastructure, water, population, housing and the economy. 

Programme of the evening:

- UCL's Grand Challenges - Prof. David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research)

- Imagining the Future City - Dr Sarah Bell, Co-editor

- Presentations from selected chapter authors

- Networking with refreshments

- Signed copies of book for sale

NB: This event is now sold out. Please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sustainable-cities/events for potential updates.