Does London Need a City Architect?

As part of the AF's programme of events around the Mayoral election, we bring together some of the world's most innovative city architects


07:00pm, Monday, 6 June 2016


09:30pm, Monday, 6 June 2016


Architecture Foundation Members: £10
Standard: £12
Concession: £10
Young Barbican: £5 (no booking fee)


Frobisher Auditorium 1, The Barbican Centre

This is a past event

Unlike many of the world’s leading cities, London has no City Architect.

Nobody is actively steering the transformation of London’s skyline or the development of its riverfront or taking a strategic view of countless other planning considerations of relevance to the entire city. A month after London’s mayoral elections, this event explores what it is that City Architects do and asks whether London could benefit from the creation of such a post.

Speakers include Kristiaan Borret, the City Architect of Brussels and Seung H-Sang, the city architect of Seoul and Mark Brearley, Professor at Cass Cities.

The event will be chaired by Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and has been generously supported by the Norman Foster Foundation.


Kristiaan Borret Kristiaan Borret, Brussels City Architect


Seung H-Sang, Seoul City Architect.