The London Skyline Campaign, Monday 24th July 2017

LI London invites you to a talk by Barbara Weiss, architect and co-founder.

The Skyline of London is changing rapidly with an ever increasing number of tall buildings (over 30 storeys high) proposed or already under construction across London. In April 2017 The London Evening Standard reported that there were 455 tall buildings in the pipeline including 256 with planning approval of which 91 were already under construction. The Skyline Campaign aims to stop the devastation of London by badly designed tall buildings in the wrong location. The Campaign was launched in March 2014 with support from The Observer newspaper and the Architects’ Journal and a statement signed by over 80 public figures, experts and community groups.              

‘We believe most of the towers now being built or proposed for Central London will damage permanently the city’s beloved character and unique identity, its public spaces, protected views and skylines. Towers do not provide an answer to London’s real housing and employment needs. Genuine public consultation is scarce, effective planning guidance inadequate, and real benefits to Londoners minimal’. (Website http://www.skylinecampaign.org/about/ )

Barbara will talk about the Skyline Campaign’s history, news and updates on the latest tall building planning proposals across the city, including sites of current concern and the possible alternatives that could slow the tall building trend. This will be followed by a Q & A session and discussion on how Landscape Architects can best get involved to help support the Skyline Campaign.                               

                                                   

When?          6.30 for 7pm start. Event ends 8.45pm

Where?        The Gallery, 75, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL, (entrance via the rear of the courtyard to the basement), nearest underground: Farringdon.

Light snacks and drinks will be served.

                                  

        

Ticket prices

AMLI/CMLI/FLI – £10

Student/Licentiate/Unwaged – £8

Non LI member – £12

 

Booking:Tickets for this event are available on Eventbrite at

https://lilondonskylinecampaign.eventbrite.co.uk

                                      

 

Programme

                                      

6.30pm Welcome drinks and snacks

7.00pm Presentation

7.45pm – Questions followed by time for more drinks and time to socialize

8.45pm event ends (we kindly ask everyone to leave by 9pm prompt as required by Alan Baxter Ltd who generously provide The Gallery as a public service to environmental and design organizations).

 

Cancellations

If you purchase a ticket and can no longer attend then please email us at mail.london@landscapeinstitute.org. We can then release your ticket to those on the waiting list, or better still why not offer your place to a friend or colleague.          

Unfortunately we can only offer refunds up to 24 hours before the event.

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