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THE CREDIT CRUNCH PROOF HOUSE: SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE IN THE AGE OF ECONOMIC CLIMATE CHANGE
Tuesday 8 September 2009
10.30 – 17.30
Bartlett School of Architecture
8 September 2009
A year on from the banking crisis the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Urban Laboratory in association with CABE will host a one day workshop debating the changing agenda for the design and production of housing and cities in the UK today.
The crash of 2008 has created a recession likely to have a deep social and economic impact on communities across the UK. It has been compared to an environmental disaster - an economic hurricane. With climate change architects and planners are increasingly aware of the need to create sustainable places which provide flexibility to mitigate and adapt to environmental change - but is it possible to make, or even imagine, places which enable communities to mitigate and adapt to economic volatility?
Leading urban experts will consider these issues prompting a wide ranging interdisciplinary debate addressing:
- the political, economic and environmental factors driving and shaping cities today,
- critical issues for the education of urban professionals,
- the future of housing and sustainable urbanism,
- what can be learned from informal housing production in the global south.
With a keynote from Professor Jeremy Till, Dean of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster, and author of Architecture Depends (MIT Press), the day features contributions from:
Camillo Boano (Development Planning Unit, UCL)
Professor Iain Borden (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)
Professor Matthew Carmona (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL)
Nic Clear (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL)
Michael Edwards (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL)
Professor Matthew Gandy (UCL Urban Laboratory)
Stephen Hill (C02 Future Planners)
Inderpaul Johar (00:/ Architects)
Professor Susan J. Smith (Department of Geography, Durham University)
The workshop will be of interest to those looking for new perspectives on the urban dimensions of recession and recovery.
For further information please contact Louis Moreno, Research and Futures Advisor at CABE - firstname.lastname@example.org
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