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Learning from Tall Buildings: Can They Make Liveable Places?

June 4, 2014 @ 08:15 - 18:00 BST


Following recent public and professional debate on London’s changing skyline, highlighted by the NLA’s excellent research, the Academy is holding a ‘working walk’ around some of the capital’s tall buildings to asses their impact on the ground and in the immediate neighbourhood.

We will convene at the Building Centre to hear Peter Murray AoU, Chairman of the NLA, talking about London’s new high-rise developments. The day will include visits to the top of BT Tower and Heron Tower, Nine Elms Regeneration Site and London Bridge / Bankside, plus a walking tour of the City and lunch. We will observe, exchange insights and frame new opportunities.

This event is part of a larger series of debates from The Academy of Urbanism about the impact of tall buildings.

The event runs from 08:15-18:00, followed by drinks. There is an optional visit to the top of The Shard, at an additional £24.95. If you would like to opt for the additional visit to the top of The Shard, please contact Linda Gledstone when booking (lg@academyofurbanism.org.uk). If 15 or more of the group wish to book, the price will be reduced to the group booking price of £20.46 per person. Please be aware that delegates are expected to cover the costs of public transport between sites.

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June 4, 2014
08:15 - 18:00 BST
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The Bldg Centre, 26 Store St
London, WC1E 7BT United Kingdom
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