Join us April 29th for our New York – London Exchange discussing density.
Both New York and London grapple to deliver high-quality, livable homes in the quantity required. New York is working hard to overcome barriers to successful higher-density living – what can it learn from the London experience? How do we ensure that we are creating robust communities that are sustainable and attractive to those who live there?
Our exchange, hosted simultaneously in New York and London, brings together speakers and audiences to foster cross-city dialogue and learning between the two cities.
Breakfast will be served at 8:30 and the event will begin at 9:00. Register online here.
Vishaan Chakrabarti is the Founder and CEO of the Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), as well as an Associate Professor of Practice at Columbia GSAPP. While a principal at SHoP Architects, he co-led major architecture and urban design projects including the Domino Sugar site in Williamsburg, and previously served as the Director of the Manhattan Office of the Department of City Planning under Mayor Bloomberg.
Heather Cheesbrough is the Director of Planning and Strategic Transport at the London Borough of Croydon, where she is ensuring Croydon’s transport infrastructure can support plans to densify the borough. She was previously Assistant Director of Strategic Planning, Regeneration and Economic Development at the London Borough of Hounslow, where she significantly expanded the borough’s affordable housing service.
Brian Girard is a Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox. As Design Principal for KPF’s London office, Girard is leading the design for new communities in the Earls Court- the largest redevelopment project in central London. The 77-acre masterplan will transform this area of West London into a vibrant urban district that supports sustainable living. Girard’s previous projects in New York include MoMA’s expansion and the Hudson Yards masterplan.
Purnima Kapur is the Executive Director of New York City Department of City Planning, where she leads DCP’s efforts to promote transit-oriented growth, housing production and affordability, economic development and resilient and sustainable communities across the five boroughs. Currently she is overseeing DCP’s housing initiatives, a key part of the Mayor’s Housing Plan.