Talks and Debates

What if our cities were the forests of the future?

12 June 2024

8:30 -10:30

Our response to the climate and biodiversity crises requires a profound transformation. We must think beyond sustainability, considering that our designs and creations are part of a broader living system that must remain in balance. Essentially, an approach to design that is Regenerative.

Regenerative design embodies a holistic mindset, acknowledging the interconnectedness of all systems, which leads us to our question: What if our cities were the forests of the future? – A white paper recently published by WSP.

This interactive panel discussion with Q&A, will discuss:
- WSP’s key findings from their recent white paper.
- London project case study covering opportunities, challenges, solutions and positive outcomes.
- How project teams can collaborate to enhance regenerative design solutions

Panellists will include:

Rahul Patalia, Head of Urban Regeneration, WSP - host
Matthew Jessop, Team Lead Landscape and Urban Design, WSP – presenting whitepaper
Peter Runacres, Head of Urban Futures, Earls Court Development Company- presenting scheme and panellist
Fran Alvarez, Associate Partner, SLA
Allison Piehn, Director (Commercial), Studio Egret West
Roger Hawkins, Founding Partner, Hawkins/Brown
Jeremy Parker, Building Structures, WSP

Registration, breakfast and networking: 8.30-9.00am

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WSP London HQ

70 Chancery Lane,

Enter the WSP office from the ground floor where you will be guided to the 1st floor event space.

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Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible toilet
Baby Changing Facility
Gender Neutral Toilet
Assistive listening / enhancement system
Quiet Space

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We also have a parenting or new/expectant mothers room on site and a multi-faith space

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