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"Conversations on Future Lifestyles": Talk it Through, Make it Happen.
Rethinking Cities Ltd. host "Conversations on Future Lifestyles", a series of thought-provoking, inspiring and creative discussions on lifestyles and their impact on urban living. Such a Conversation is an opportunity to meet fellow professionals, to share opinions, and contribute to interesting debates on topical issues. Collective problem solving. A briefing paper is distributed to participants one week before the conversation and a guest speaker is invited to introduce the topic.
Conversations take place early in an evening, at a convenient central London location, approximately once a quarter, and last for between 50 and 90 minutes. They are hosted by an experienced facilitator, and participation is limited to ten people, ensuring intimacy and an opportunity for everyone to have a chance to contribute.
"Wise people like Raban (author of Soft City) learn things about cities and communicate them, but then are more or less forgotten. Revisiting them is a real service, and the Conversation was very stimulating, to me at least. The Homes & Communities Academy should fund you to hold hundreds of Conversations, as an alternative to reinventing the wheel." Rob Cowan, former Director of the Urban Design Group
For each Conversation, a briefing paper is written by the person introducing the topic. Do please download copies of briefing papers from previous Conversations here.
- Children and the city
- Does council housing have to look like 'council housing'
- Defence of Public Space
- Democratising urban planning
- Food deserts for some
- Incorporating the views of young people in policy
- Involving the Community
- Language of Urbanism
- New Urban Life
- Places we need - planning for wellbeing
- Playful Cities
- Putting a value on the public realm
- Shared Space
- Suburbia - somewhere, nowhere, everywhere
- Taste and place: re-imagining the urban fringe
- Theory of Derive - are we bored with Debord?
- Travel Behaviour Change
- Where is the Soft City now?
Go to the Talkshops form if you wish to register to take part in a Conversation.