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Online Talks Archive

Here are the links to videos of our recent online talks.


Some are free to all members, others are limited to members of the Society that bought tickets for the original event, corporate supporters, student members or have the Society's 'online access pass'.

The Future of Transport Debate

An exciting panel of contributors from Anthony Dewar (Network Rail); Kay Hughes (HS2); Prof. Glenn Lyons (Mott MacDonald) as well as future thinking from Alex Andrews (WSP); Dan Philips (RCA); and Paul Priestman (Priestman Goode), all chaired by Chris Williamson, each give their vision of the future before the discussion is widened to include questions and comments from all participants.

TO FIND OUT MORE CLICK HERE

[This is a 'restricted' video available only to members of the London Society who bought tickets for the 'live' broadcast, plus corporate supporters, student members and non-members who have  bought a 12 month online access pass.]

The London Society Planning School 2020

This year's Planning School places our planning system against a global backdrop. How does the UK compare against systems on three other continents?

There are three talks: Takeshi Hayatsu discusses Japan (with a focus on Tokyo); David Rudlin provides some comparisons from France, and Kathryn Firth shares the North American Experience.

TO FIND OUT MORE CLICK HERE

[This is a 'restricted' video available only to members of the London Society who bought tickets for the 'live' broadcast, plus corporate supporters, student members and non-members who have  bought a 12 month online access pass.]

Robert Elms gives the 2020 Banister Fletcher Lecture

"Cities Need Slums"

"The poor, the marginal, the young, the creative and the bohemian are the lifeblood of urban life, but they are being excluded, expelled, exiled from our great urban centres by the process of making everything luxury, exclusive, designed and desirable.

We must desist from ‘developing' every area to within an inch of its life...cities need areas of arrival, they need slums, where people from all around the world and all classes can settle and start their journey. Notting Hill, Spitalfields, Camden Town, Brixton, these were all considered ‘slums' in living memory but are now gentrified and atrophied by affluence."

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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: the London Society/On London debate

A discussion between proponents and opponents of the schemes, and involving those who believe that although the principle is sound, the lack of consultation over their implementation is a hostage to fortune.

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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

Migrant City: Professor Panikos Panayi discusses his new book, The first history of London to show how immigrants have built, shaped and made a great success of the capital city.

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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

Local Heroes? Will recovery from lockdown boost local neighbourhoods at the expense of the centre?

In this London Society panel discussion, Erica Belcher present the latest economic data from Centre for London showing how the recovery is progressing. Nicola Grant from Positively Putney B.I.D shares information about local initiatives, what’s proving to be successful, and her thoughts on what the longer term consequences might be, and Paul O'Grady, the Location Director for Belgravia from Grosvenor discuss’ what they are trying to do to bring customers back into the centre.

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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

Niki Gorick talks to The London Society about her book of photographs "Faith in the City of London"

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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

The Fabric of London: An introduction to Materials

Millions of tourists visit London each year to enjoy the capital’s rich history, culture and eye-catching buildings. But how much do we know about the materials used in shaping London’s architectural style?

Edney Ndumbe provides an in-depth knowledge of the materials used by engineers in building the city’s landscape that you see each day – timber, concrete, glass, steel, iron, bricks and stone.


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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

Mosaic designer Tessa Hunkin discusses The Hackney Mosaic Project and how they are transforming the narrative of community and public art.

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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

Are we ready for 5G?

Samer Bagaeen - Professor of Planning at the University of Kent - talks to the London Society about the implications for 5G. How do we balance the impact on visual amenity and the many benefits that the new technology will bring? Are local authorities ready, and what might the impact of changes to planning permissions be.

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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

Designing London - Ike Ijeh talks to the London Society

Celebrating the launch of his new book Designing London, architect and critic Ike Ijeh will explore the key architectural ingredients forming London’s urban character and how these can be used to design a better city, discussing recent and proposed architectural projects which have either undermined or enhanced London’s character.

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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

The Fall and Rise of Social Housing

Rebecca Tunstall, Professor Emerita of Housing Policy, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York and Visiting Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, draws on a unique archive and hundreds of resident voices to trace the story of twenty estates, from the early 20th century to today.


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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

Global Commuting: Lessons for London.

Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson and Partners delves into the new report by WW+P that reveals the habits and experiences of 2000 commuters in 10 world cities. How we get to work, how long it takes us and what kind of mood we are in when we get there. It also examines our attitudes towards climate change and whether our concern for the future of the planet affects our choices when it comes to commuting.

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Access: free to members of the London Society. Non-members will need to buy a 12 month online access pass.

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