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/ UPCOMING: 2022 Citymakers

How might we adapt Modern architectural legacies for an uncertain future?

Now in its fourth year, Citymakers is Allies and Morrison's annual conference exploring the often-misunderstood role of masterplanning in the making of cities today.

Entitled 'What we leave behind: Urban legacies', Citymakers 2022 will explore the legacies of the late 20th and 21st centuries and how we might adapt them in the context of the climate emergency.

Our time is one of urgency. It demands that we retain more of our existing built fabric rather than demolish and build anew. It is easy to celebrate Georgian or Victorian legacies, but what do we do with awkward 20th century pieces of city? Sometimes sprawling, seemingly inefficient and inflexible, we live today with much of this inherited fabric. Should we always retain and adapt this inheritance or is it something best to demolish or rebuild? And what about what we are building today? Will future generations be able to adapt what we are designing to the needs of their time?

In keeping with the topic, this year's talks will take place at venues around London, each embodying a different aspect of late 20th century urbanism.

To register for one, two or three of this years events, please obtain tickets on Eventbrite here. Seating is limited. There is no charge for attendance.

Day 1 - Inheritance: Urban legacies
11 October 2022, 6pm at the Barbican Centre
Julia Okatz, SYSTEMIQ
Smith Mordak, Buro Happold
Artur Carulla
, Allies and Morrison

Day 2 - Hereafter: Modernist estates and post-war suburbia
27 October 2022, 5:30pm at London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle
Verity-Jane Keefe, artist
Claire Bennie, Municipal
Selina Mason, Lendlease
Jonny Anstead, TOWN
David Knight, DK-CM
Alfredo Caraballo
, Allies and Morrison

Day 3 - Future: What we leave behind
10 November 2022, 5:30pm at the WestWorks, White City Place
Kath Scanlon, London School of Economics
Regina Myer, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Mel Allwood, Arup
John Dales, Urban Movement
Paul Eaton
, Allies and Morrison