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How did we get here today?
This year’s Planning School sheds light on the city’s last fifty years of urban development. How did we get to where we are today, and what do we owe these various eras? Each week, we’ll explore a decade - its policies, its battles, its formative projects - from the mouths of those who know them best.
Sam Jacob on the 2010s - Localism gave communities new powers while local council budgets haemorrhaged. The Olympics proved we could put on a show for a global audience, but our housing crisis poses the question: who is the city for?
Sam Jacob is a leading figure in the architecture and design industries. He was a founding director of FAT Architecture where he was responsible for a range of internationally acclaimed and award winning projects. Sam is Professor of Architecture at UIC, Chicago, Director of Night School at the Architectural Association in London and Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture. He is a columnist for Dezeen and Art Review, and contributing editor to Icon.
Join The London Society for this informative series of Saturday morning talks with some of London's leading experts and discover how the system works and what planners try to achieve, from the level of 'the site' up to planning for the whole city.
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