This Pecha Kucha will hear from built environment leaders about ideas for rebooting retail and hospitality environments and reshape the future of our high streets.
Build Back Better is a new initiative by NLA to respond to the current crisis. The series looks into the future, beyond the restrictions of our present situation. We invite innovative thinkers to present thought-provoking ideas and solutions for a resilient post-pandemic London.
Now is time to rethink the high streets: What will hotels and shops look like after the pandemic? Is this an opportunity for a new localism? Could meanwhile uses positively transform our high streets? Will new mixed-use spaces end with the use class system?
16:00 – Welcome
Benjamin O’Connor, Director, NLA
16:05 – Presentations
The Revelation of Redchurch Street
Michael Cowdy, Director and Urbanism leader, McGregor Coxall
Supporting a new hyper-localism through radical densification of high streets
Georgina Day, Economic Development Officer, LB Enfield and Associate, Public Practice
Hi! Street, Inhabiting the In-between
Mileni Pamfili, Architect, BDP
House of Catford
Deborah Efemini, Project Manager Regeneration and Place, LB Lewisham
Future hospitality economics
Ben Martins, Principal, HKS Architects
16:45 – Q&A
17:00 – Close