A talk by Lord Richard Rogers: Architecture and the Compact City / by Tom Oliver Payne


This is an awesome talk, particularly interesting for someone like myself who lives across Sydney and London. So much to take from this. I think most importantly are the Rogers' final principles for what he calls an 'urban renaissance':

  • Intensification of exiting settlements on derelict land.
  • Intensify buildings around public transportation.
  • Quality of design of public open spaces and buildings.
  • Encourage walking, cycling and public transport.
  • Reduce greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050.
  • Recognise that wealth distribution, climate change and quality of the built environment are critical issues.
  • Combine architecture, planning and landscape architecture to a single degree.

Feature image courtesy Andrew Zuckerman.