Citymaking Sessions: a new convention for everyone interested in how cities are made
How do we make cities more equitable? How do we involve residents in shaping their neighbourhoods – the places where they live, work and play? And what is it about the ‘social infrastructure’ of cities that enables us to live together and support each other? Citymaking Sessions is a new initiative by Open City, held for everyone interested in how cities are made, with an inaugural event that explores ideas connected to making public cities, from ground-up activism to the digital city.
Data-led design: Visions of big data and the city
For the afternoon session, Digital Perspectives on Citymaking, futurist Alice Haugh joins John Mc Rae, Director of ORMS and Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer of GLA for Data-led Design: Visions of Big Data and the City, discussing and exploring how architecture and urban design can make use of behavioural data to create cities. Other speakers at Citymaking Sessions include Will Wiles (author of PLUME); Nick Searl (Argent); Nick Raynsford (deputy chair of Crossrail); Ken Kirton (Hato) and Julian Tollast (head of masterplanning, Quintain)