London needs a new vision for its town centres. What will they look like and how will they meet the changing needs of residents in an age of supermarkets, out-of-town malls, and internet shopping? How should they be re-invented to strengthen their role and encourage residents to use them to their fullest potential?
The London Assembly’s Planning Committee will tomorrow explore the future role of town centres in the capital with a number of experts, including world-renowned urban planner and architect, Sir Terry Farrell, and others with unique perspectives on the future role of town centres.
The Committee will explore different visions for the future of london’s town centres. It will look at the role of centres and the various challenges and trends affecting them. Members will also focus on how we can protect or re-invent our town centres and will turn to examples of good town centres for potential solutions.
The following people will attend:
- Sir Terry Farrell – Founder, Terry Farrell and Partners
- William McKee – Chair, Outer London Commission
- Julian Dobson – Director, Urban Pollinators
- John Burton – Development Director, Westfield
- James Miller – Lead Consultant, Experian
- Henrietta Green – Food writer and consultant
- Ziona Strelitz – Founding Director, ZZA Responsive User Environments
- Simon Willis – Co-Founder & Managing Director, Purpose Europe
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 11 December from 10am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.
Notes to Editors
- More information about the investigation
- Read the full agenda papers for the meeting.
- The Chair of the Planning Committee, Nicky Gavron AM, is available for interview. See contact details below.
- As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.
For media enquiries, please contact Lisa Moore on 020 7983 4228. For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.