Envisioning cities for the 22nd century
On Friday, October 19th Kellogg hosted a round table discussion on the future of cities, followed by the third annual dinner for the MSc Sustainable Urban Development. Leading practitioners and innovators of sustainable urbanism and construction technologies pitched their views on the most important challenges for urban development over the next century, opening up debate around current professional concerns. Among those invited to assess these issues with the audience of academics and students included: Hank Dittmar and Dr Matthew Hardy, Chief Executive and Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism respectively at the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community; Nicholas Woolley Managing Director of Woolley, and Aidan Mortimer, Chief Executive of Symm.
The annual dinner brought together current students and alumni from the part-time 2-year MSc programme, joined by academics and practitioners in the field sustainable urbanism. This year will celebrate the first cohort of alumni (2010-2012) and announce the creation of a new DPhil programme in Sustainable Urban Development at Oxford.