The Future of Urbanism Workshops


This year’s Congress will feature six workshops exploring subjects related to The Future of Urbanism. All workshops will run concurrently on the Friday 10th June at 14:00.

The six workshop themes are:

1. Solving the housing crises: New Thinking – New Solutions
Chaired by Jim Coleman, Head of Economics and Business Planning, BuroHappold Engineering, with:
Chris Buckle, Associate Director, Residential Research and Consultancy, Savills;
James Gross, Masterplanning Director, Barton Willmore;
Joe Sarling, Associate Director, Nathaniel Lichfield;
Barney Stringer, Director, Quod;
Janet Sutherland AoU, Director, The Academy of Urbanism.

2. Designing for active travel
Chaired by Henk Bouwman AoU, Director, The Academy of Urbanism, with:
Robin Buckle AoU, Head of Urban Design, Transport for London;
George Weeks, Urban Designer, Transport for London.

3. The Digitized City
Chaired by TBC, with:
Julie Alexander, Director of Urban Development, Infrastructure & Cities, Siemens;
Charles Landry, City Innovater, Charles Landry.

4. Healthy People, Healthy Places, Healthy Planet
Chaired by Prof. Brian Evans AoU, with:
Søren Hansen, Project Director, Ramboll;
Simon Price, Deputy Managing Director, Ramboll Environ UK;
Dr. Anthony Riddle, Associate Director, Ramboll;
Henrik Seiding, Executive Director, Ramboll Management Consulting.

5. Urban democracy
Chaired by Biljana Savic AoU, Director, The Academy of Urbanism, with:
Sophia de Sousa AoU, The Glass-House Community Led Design;
Jane Jose, CEO, Sydney Community Foundation & Sydney Women’s Fund;
Joel Mills, Senior Director, Communities by Design, American Institute of Architects;
Erin Simmons, Director of Design Assistance, Centre for Communities by Design

6. Towards the Urban Manifesto 2026
Chaired by David Rudlin AoU, with:
Victoria Pinoncely, Research Officer, The Royal Town Planning Institute

Previous Congress workshops