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Partner Event / UK-China Industrial Heritage Reuse and Regeneration Forum

April 29, 2015 @ 09:30 - 20:20 BST

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 medium to large Chinese cities have left behind substantial industrial building legacies which are steeped in rich culture and history, so as a consequence the Chinese government is working to ensure that these cities lead an enlightened cultural path for city regeneration.

On 29th April, 15-20 Chinese representatives from development companies, urban planners, architects and academics will arrive in London for a one day forum. As well as providing unique insight from leading experts of King Cross and Battersea Power Station regeneration projects, the forum will also be an opportunity to exchange ideas on the current issues facing city regeneration in China.

UK Speakers:

  • Steven Bee, Chairman of The Academy of Urbanism, Former Director of English Heritage
  • John Thompson, Honorary Present of The Academy of Urbanism, Chairman 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


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April 29, 2015
09:30 - 20:20 BST
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The Bldg Centre, 26 Store St
London, WC1E 7BT United Kingdom
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