Designing for Diversity

How can the city become more inclusive, equal and attractive to everyone?

Responding to this year’s London Festival of Architecture theme of ‘Identity’ Scandinavian architecture practice White Arkitekter, supported by the Mayor of London, present Designing for Diversity – a panel debate to explore the value of inclusive, equitable places in the context of the Mayor’s Good Growth by Design programme.

The Mayor’s Good Growth by Design programme sets the vision for good growth in the city and calls upon those delivering change in the built environment to realise it. As part of the programme, Supporting Diversity is a key pillar that is working towards a more representative sector, and striving for best practice while designing for diversity.

Designing for Diversity welcomes a variety of architects, urban planners and built environment experts to the stage to showcase best-practice project examples and practice-based research on designing for inclusion and diversity.

Scandinavian architecture practice White Arkitekter will present the processes and findings from their workshop series, ‘Places for Girls’ part of their extensive research into inclusive design, which demonstrates practical methods for gender-based urban planning from girls’ perspective.

Hear from White Arkitekter, Greater London Authority, Adam Khan Architects, Fielden Fowles Architects and the London Borough of Waltham Forest on the opportunities and challenges of delivering inclusive and equitable spaces in built and future developments across the capital.

The event will be chaired by Francesca Perry, Assistant Editor of Blueprint Magazine and founding Editor of Thinking City, a platform for the exploration of urban experience and city life.

Supported by Mayor of London, White Arkitekter, London Festival of Architecture and The City Centre


June 18, 2018

18:30 - 20:00

Admission: FREE


Image: Photo by Jonas Jörneberg.


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