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2021 Global Architecture Exchanges: People, Planet, Profession – Topic 2

The Global Architecture Exchanges are a unique online series of talks hosted in collaboration with other professional, global institutes of architects where we explore how architects are tackling universal challenges. Join us for Topic 2 – The future of cities – Revitalising/reimagining cities post-COVID.

Join us for the second topic of the 2021 Global Architecture. Exchanges series: The future of cities – Revitalising/reimagining cities post-COVID.

Have cities become obsolete? Is there a need to rethink our cities and manage future pandemics?

How to design cities that are more multi-functional; provide good quality of life for residents (better places to live and work); are inclusive to all groups in society; and built for the future instead of for the upcoming decade.

How has the pandemic affected the way we experience, think and design public spaces? How can we move biodiversity into designing cities that are more inclusive with nature?

Join us and hear the answers to these questions from architects from around the world through the Global Architecture Exchanges Topic 2 – The future of cities – Revitalising/reimagining cities post-COVID.

Topic 2 Programme (PDF).

Register for:

Session 1 - 27 July, 4pm BST. This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Brazil.

Session 2 - 28 July, 7am BST. This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, China, South Korea, New Zealand.

The event will be recorded, and the recording will be available at a later date.

2021 Global Architecture Exchanges: People, Planet, Profession

Through a series of fast-paced presentations, we are exploring four topics, delivered via eight sessions between June and November 2021. Find out how challenges are dealt with in different parts of the world.

Upcoming events:

  • Topic 3 – Affordable housing - what can architects do to address social inequalities? – 22 and 23 September 2021
  • Topic 4 – The impacts of COVID-19 on the way we practice architecture – 17 and 18 November 2021

These events are jointly hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects; the American Institute of Architects; the Architectural Society of China; the Australian Institute of Architects; the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects; the Council of Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil; the Japan Institute of Architects; the Korean Institute of Architects; the New Zealand Institute of Architects; and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

Please note, we may share your data with the participating institutes.

Did you miss the previous topic? Here is an opportunity to watch back online.

Topic 1 – Climate change/sustainability – How do architects respond to climate emergency?

  • Session 1 (9 June 2021)This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Brazil
  • Session 2 (10 June 2021)This session includes speakers from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand

Abstract Image: Paddington Integrated Project, WestonWilliamson+Partners

Photo by ©Nick Guttridge