Sunday20 August 2017

Will riots reshape our cities?

Live Debate - 1pm 15 August 2011

As Britain attempts to come to terms with the events of the past week BDonline looks at the relationship between rioting and urban transformation.

How should architects, planners and politicians respond?

Is a different kind of urban development needed?

Is public investment mis-directed?

BDonline has assembled an outspoken panel to discuss these issues and others raised by the UK riots.

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BD Live

Join us between 1pm and 2pm on Monday August 15 to share your questions and comments.

It promises to be a lively debate.

Andrea Klettner, Journalist, BD


Wouter Vanstiphout, professor of design and politics, Delft

Wouter Vanstiphout is a partner at Crimson Architectural Historians in Rotterdam and professor of Design and Politics at the Technical University Delft.

Charles Holland, FAT

Charles Holland is a director of architecture practice FAT and a teacher at the University of Creative Arts, Canterbury. FAT’s work includes a number of regeneration projects and affordable housing schemes in places such as Manchester and Middlesbrough.

Alex Ely, Mae

Alex Ely is an architect, chartered town planner and senior partner at Mae, a London based Architecture and Urban Design Practice involved in housing design and mixed use development as well as the drafting of policy and guidance. Recent projects include 'the Guts' New Islington, recipient of a Housing Design Award 2011, and Hillington Square Estate regeneration and publications including ‘The London Housing Design Guide’ for the Mayor of London and ‘Delivering Great Places to Live’ for Cabe.

Dav Bansal, Glenn Howells Architects

Dav Bansal is a director at Glenn Howells Architects, a Birmingham-based practice whose wide experience includes masterplanning, infrastructure and sustainable housing communities. They have also acted as advisers to local authorities in Birmingham, Sheffield and inner London.