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Is London growing too big too fast?

What kinds of innovations do we need in the twenty-first century? Can dynamism in past innovation inspire us to respond to new challenges, or have we reached the limits to growth?

London is the most populated city in Europe, and still growing. Migration has brought wealth and new talent, but there is a need to ensure the infrastructure meets new needs. What kinds of innovations do we need in the twenty-first century? Can dynamism in past innovation, from the railways and the docks to airports and Canary Wharf, inspire us to respond to new challenges, or should we just put the brakes on and protect London from change?

Peter Bishop, Deputy Chief Executive, London Development Agency
Sir Terry Farrell, Terry Farrell and Partners, architect and author of Shaping London: The Patterns and Forms That Make the Metropolis
David Green, director, Civitas
James Heartfield, author of Let's Build!
Chris Luebkeman, head of Foresight, Incubation and Innovation, Arup
Chair: Austin Williams, Future Cities Project

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Date and Time:

5 October 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Rd
020 7412 7000
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Future City Debates
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