As China enters a new era of development, the Chinese government is seeking to create a diversified and resilient economy which draws on knowledge, creativity and culture. In the wake of their growth, some Chinese cities have left behind substantial industrial building legacies which are embedded in rich culture and history, as a result the Chinese government is working to ensure that these cities lead an enlightened cultural path of regeneration.
The forum is an opportunity to exchange ideas on the current issues facing city regeneration in China. Hear from Chinese representatives from development companies, urban planners, architects and academics about regeneration strategies. They will also be joined by leading experts of the King’s Cross and Battersea Power Station regeneration projects.
Steven Bee, Chairman of The Academy of Urbanism, Former Director of English Heritage
John Thompson, Honorary President of The Academy of Urbanism, Chairman of John Thompson & Partners
Kevin Flanagan, Partner, PLP Architects
Peter Runacres, Project Director, Argent Development Company
Jason Syrett, Director, Allies and Morrisons
Katherine Watt, Senior Architect, John McAslan +Partners
Barry Sellers, Principal Planner, Wandsworth council
Eric Holding, Director, John Thompson & Partners
Jim Eyre (OBE), Director, Wilkinson Eyre
Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd, Directors, Michaelis Boyd Associates
Paul Owen, CEO, BOP consulting
Speakers from China:
Professor Wensheng WANG, Vice President of Tongji University Architectural Design Institute
Associate Professor Wei Gu, Assistant Dean, Jianghe Architecture School, Northeast University
This event consists of a morning and an afternoon session. For more details about each session click here.
Cost: 9.00am - 6.30pm Full day ticket from £75.00
Morning or afternoon half-day ticket from £38.00
In association with the China Design Centre exhibition, UK-China Industrial Heritage Reuse and Regeneration.