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City Dialogue: NYLON – Changing Face of Cities


Wednesday 18 November 2020
14:00 - 15:30

New York and London will come together in November 2020, following the USA elections, to have a conversation about the future of our cities and of city-making as we start to comprehend the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The event forms part of the discussion around The Changing Face of London, which documents the past fifteen years of development in the UK’s capital, exploring the major sites of development and their impact. The research also looks ahead at the areas that are predicted to undergo huge transformation in the next fifteen years. 
London and New York will take this opportunity to reflect and share stories of the past decade, discussing the major moments that shaped their recent histories. We will also discuss our predictions for the next fifteen years as we contend with the radical shifts 2020 has brought about.
The live webinar will take place simultaneously in both cities at 09:00 in New York and 14:00 in London. This event forms a key part of the NLA City Dialogues programme, which brings together speakers and audiences to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between cities.


09:00 / 14:00   Welcome from London
                              Peter Murray, Curator-in-Chief, New London Architecture (Chair)
09:05 / 14:05   Welcome from New York
                              Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, Centre for Architecture AIA NY
09:10 / 14:10   Welcome and reflections from New York 
                              James von Klemperer, President, Kohn Pedersen Fox
09:20 / 14:20   Discussion – London and New York
                              With speakers above plus
                              Yolande Barnes, Chair, Bartlett Real Estate Institute
                              Giles French, External Affairs Director, Innovation & Growth, City of London Corporation
                              Kim Yao, AIA, 2020 President AIANY & Principal, Architecture Research Office 
                              Howard Slatkin, Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning, NYC Department of City Planning
10:15 / 15:15   Q&A
10:30 / 15:30   Close

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Benjamin Prosky

Executive Director, AIA New York

Yolande Barnes

Chair, Bartlett Real Estate Institute

Giles French

External Affairs Director, Innovation & Growth, City of London Corporation

Kim Yao

AIA, 2020 President AIANY, Principal, Architecture Research Office

Peter Murray

Curator-in-Chief, NLA

Howard Slatkin

Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Planning, New York City Department of City Planning

James von Klemperer

President & Design Principal FAIA RIBA, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

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