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In academic circles, density (more people living in the same area) tends to be associated with better use of resources. Capital cities across the world attract the top talent and investment, and traditional problems like pollution and dense traffic are seen to be solved with density-associated technologies such as public transport or neighbourhood heating and cooling systems. Nevertheless, the idea of a future with a more evenly distributed population is starting to take form. Improvements in communication technologies have made remote working, medicine, and onsite electricity generation possible. Shifts in attitudes can also be linked back to growing tensions between the rural and urban world and, more pressingly, the accelerated spread of COVID-19 in big cities.
During this webinar, we will discuss the role of density in the future of cities, taking into account how it will influence the way people socially interact, work and consume, as well as the way in which transport and energy are provided. The aim is for the audience to reach their own conclusions on the conveniences of high-density living and how this may change in the future.
The panel brings together relevant figures with very different approaches to this question:
Giulia Frittoli leads the Toyota Woven City project for the BIG architecture practice, where the Japanese conglomerate will experiment with new technologies; Jos Melchers is in charge of the development of the city of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands: the country’s main cities have an excellent coordination system that lets them work as a network; Alfonso Vegara is an academic and consultant with extensive experience in advising cities and governments worldwide; and Megan Walkers who is responsible for the research activities at Allianz Real Estate, which holds an impressive portfolio of investments around the world. It will be moderated by Pablo Villarejo, co-chair of ULI Next Spain. Full speaker biographies here.
The What’s NEXT series is an initiative from the ULI Next group (ULI members under 45), to organise virtual debates at European scale, taking advantage of the remote format to invite professionals from around the world and reach a wider audience. This event has been organised in cooperation between the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom’s national councils.This webinar is free for ULI members to attend.