28 April 2022

What makes for a liveable city? Benoy + Uncommon Land lead expert panel session

What makes for an effective, inclusive and enjoyable city? How can we build community and social glue in cities? What is the role of green spaces in our cities and who is responsible for them? 

These were just some of the questions we posed to an invited panel of expert thinkers and entrepreneurs working in the built environment for our Futures webinar on Liveable Cities. 

The group included: 

Arthur Adeya, Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Dr Weston Baxter, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Dyson School of Design Engineering

Jim Coleman, Director, Head of Economics, WSP

Alex Cousins, Director of Local and Devolved Government at Connected Places Catapult

Bob Tong, Head of Planning, WSP

David Twohig, co-founder of MurrayTwohig

The discussion was Chaired by Anton Comrie, Head of Benoy’s Urban Design practice, alongside Simon Bee, Benoy Design Director and Simon Grimbley, Director of Uncommon Land, sister landscape architecture business to Benoy. 

Watch a recording of the session below. A write-up of the discussion will follow shortly on our Future Thinking blog. Contact Sarah Hubbard for more information or if you’d like to take part in our next Futures session. 

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