Innovation in Large Scale Urban Development

Date and time
Wednesday 17 January 2018
17.30 – 19.30

Room G.12
The Bartlett
22 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0QB
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Innovation in Large Scale Urban Development

Michael Mulhern, Degao Zheng, Yondela Silimela

Professor Jennifer Robinson (University College London)

Professor Phil Harrison (University of the Witwatersrand), Professor Fulong Wu (University College London)

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As part of a comparative ESRC research project, Governing the Future City, a comparative analysis of governance innovations in large scale urban developments in Shanghai, London, and Johannesburg, this public event brings together lead practitioners from the three contexts to learn from and reflect on different approaches to large scale urban development projects.

We are delighted to welcome as plenary speakers senior executive planners involved in the three case studies:

Michael Mulhern, Director of Planning, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)
The role of the OPDC in delivering London’s strategic plans: Opportunities and challenges

Degao Zheng, Director of Shanghai Institute, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design.
Metropolitan spatial planning and governance in Shanghai: Satellite cities and urban growth

Yondela Silimela, Executive Director, Development Planning at the City of Johannesburg (until October 2017); currently, Morfosis Advisory & Investments, Johannesburg.
Post-apartheid spatial transformation in Johannesburg: the place of large scale interventions/the Corridor Project.