This was the fourth event in the Lecture Series by well-known planners, policy-makers and other ‘urban thinkers’, which is being organised by AESOP and IFHP in the framework of respectively the Silver Jubilee (2012) and Centenary (2013). The lecturers have been asked to present their ideas on ‘new vision’ for planning and territorial development. The lecture will be rounded off with a question and answer discussion with the audience.

Professor Sir Peter Hall is a leading British academic, author, advisor and consultant on a whole range of urban development and planning issues and Chair of Planning at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, UCL,Director of the Institute of Community Studiesand President of the TCPA.

You can watch the video from the lecture here:

You can watch the interview with Peter Hall here:

The lecture was followed by a roundtable panel discussion where invited experts from the private, public and civic sectors engaged in a dialogue with participants on the application of new technologies in the pursuit of smarter cities.

The AESOP and IFHP communities are greatly indebted to the panelists who contributed to the discussionon which followed the lecture:

Martin Powell, Head of Sustainable Urban Development from Siemens UK;
Dr Rick Robinson, Smarter Cities Executive from IBM; 
Jo Negrini, Director for Strategic Regeneration, Planning & Olympic Legacy and Strategic Commissioning & Community from the London Borough of Newham;
Dr Kiril Stanilov, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London;

and our moderator: Lee Shostak, Chair of the TCPA Board