Growing Pains/Growing Up: Planning for Tall Buildings
Panel: Victoria Lee (Chair) – Design Council; Ian Rae – LB Waltham Forest; Gordon Adams – Battersea Power Station Development Company; Deputy Alastair Moss – City of London
Tall buildings have become an increasingly significant element in the urban fabric of our major metropolitan regions. Visitors to London, Manchester and Birmingham are greeted by cities festooned with new buildings which tower over their surrounding hinterlands.
With many more tall buildings in the pipeline, and many more certain to follow, this event will explore the planning implications for developers, local authorities and communities.
Our panel brings together an impressive range of expertise, and a number of diverse perspectives.
Chaired by Victoria Lee of the Design Council, our panellists will discuss how to plan for tall buildings in a manner that meets local need in terms of infrastructure, design and amenity, whilst also addressing local housing and employment demand.