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The Future of Planning: What’s broken and how should we fix it?
Cities are hungry!
They feed on people and goods to fuel the global economy. By 2050, the global population is expected to exceed ten billion people, 75 percent of whom will be living in cities. London is not immune to change, with the city’s population expected to swell to ten million by 2030. The Mayor of London is acutely aware of the challenge of meeting the demands of this population growth whilst driving the capital’s economy forward and emphasises the need for stable and continuous investment in housing and infrastructure projects.
Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), drones, augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), biotech will each have a profound impact on the way we design and use the city in the future, both in London and beyond. In thinking about the future of London, this session will explore the extent to which planning is able to shape the environment, especially in the face of disruptive forces.
Zoe Green is a chartered town planner and smart cities expert with 10+ years of experience of providing strategic and spatial planning advice on urban economic and sustainable city development. Working closely with national and city-level government ministries in Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, South America and Africa, Zoe has provided advice on urban planning and economic tools, policies and frameworks for cities and regions.
Run in association with the Built Environment Trust.
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