1·Lectures | Peter Bishop | London – a city detached


On 8 March we welcome Peter Bishop, Professor of Urban Design to The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and director of Allies and Morrison Architects.

Throughout its history London has proved to be remarkably resilient despite destruction caused by fires and wars, the growth and loss of an empire and the challenges of global capitalism. It is once again having to rethink its position in the light of Brexit. London is the most cosmopolitan city in Europe and is increasingly detached from the mainstream of UK political interests. In this it is not unique. Many European cities, including Amsterdam often have different interests form their nation states as they struggle to define new economic, social, environmental and spatial strategies for their future prosperity and social cohesion.

In this talk Peter Bishop will examine some of the peculiarities of London’s governance and planning strategies and consider parallels with other major ‘global cities’ and examine the range of lessons that might be derived.”


For 25 years he was a planning director in four different Central London Boroughs and has worked on major projects including Canary Wharf and Kings Cross, one of the largest and most complex sites in the UK.

His book, “The Temporary City”, exploring the origins of current thinking on temporary urbanism (Routledge 2012). Recently he has published a book examining the political processes behind major developments “Planning, Politics and City Making – a case study of Kings Cross (RIBA Publishing 2016)

Peter lectures and teaches extensively, has been a design advisor to the Mayors of London, Bucharest and Zhuhai and on the Sochi Winter Olympics Legacy project and Central Dallas regeneration. He is an honorary fellow of University College London, an honorary fellow of the RIBA, holds an honorary doctorate from the university of Kingston and is Distinguished Visiting Scholar at UTS Sydney.

Datum: donderdag 8 maart 2018
Tijd: 20.00 uur
Locatie: Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam, Waterlooplein 213 te Amsterdam
Prijs: €5,- (losse lezing)
Tickets zijn verkrijgbaar in onze webshop
Daarnaast zijn tickets te koop aan de deur, vanaf 19.30 uur op de avond van de lezing (indien voorradig). Studenten van de Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam hebben vrij toegang op vertoon van collegekaart.
Voertaal: Engels.


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