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Future streets in post-pandemic London #BuildBackBetter


Thursday 18 June 2020
16:30 - 17:30

What are the long-term opportunities to be gained from the temporary closure of streets?
What are the long-term opportunities to be gained from the temporary closure of streets in order to extend the spaces for cycling and walking in London? What will streets look like after the pandemic, what can we do to make the most of this crisis to build back batter? This Pecha Kucha will hear from built environment leaders about ideas for making active travel the new normal. 
What kind of city do we want to create? How do we get there? What have we learnt from this period of disruption, and what do we want to bring into the future? What do we restore and what do we change? This series will cover a number of issues vital for future city-shaping as we tap into the expertise of our forward-thinking network and beyond, to discuss exciting new ideas for the capital. 

#BuildBackBetter is a new initiative by NLA to respond to the current crisis. The series will look 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. 

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The NLA Active Travel Summit annual event this year is digital! We are hosting three webinars that will look at the short, medium and long term ambitions for London in a time of unprecedented transformation.

Street space for London: the beginning of a new era? 09:00-10:00
Smart mobility: how will we move around the capital? 13:30-14:30
Future streets in post-pandemic London #BuildBackBetter, Powered by Pecha Kucha 16:30-17:30

16:30    Welcome from Chair 
Benjamin O'Connor, Director, New London Architecture
16.35    Presentations
Kuros Sarshar, Project Director, John Robertson Architects 
Benjamin Knowles, Rider, PedalMe 
Mike Saunders, Commonplace
Alice Galvin, Landscape Architect, BDP 
Evelyn Wong, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design
Gareth Atkinson, Civic Engineers
17:15   Q&A
17:30   End


Benjamin O’Connor

Director, New London Architecture

Mike Saunders

CEO (Co-founder), Commonplace

Kuros Sarshar

Project Director, John Robertson Architects

Benjamin Knowles

CEO, Pedal Me

Evelyn Wong

Senior Urban Designer, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

Alice Galvin

Landscape Architect, BDP

Gareth Atkinson

Director, Civic Engineers

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