Over half the population of earth are in cities. Writers such as Richard Florida and Edward Glaeser have documented the city and mapped new ways of living and working. Urbanism speakers bring experience of running cities, designing and suggesting new ways 21st century cities can work for people.
Dan Cruickshank - author, broadcaster and professor, is a regular on the BBC, best known for his popular series Britain's Best Buildings, Around the World in 80 Treasures and What the Industrial Revolution Did For Us.... [more]
Wayne Hemingway speaker - founder of the Red or Dead brand - offering audiences insights into entrepreneurship, creativity, common sense - now seeking ways to improve housing and the urban environment.... [more]
Sevi Lawson -speaker - takes a very specialist look through the circuits of 'Click Online' reporting for BBC World/News 24 on all things related to this most technical of worlds including net-related suicides, buying prescription drugs online and curing phobias... [more]
Charles Leadbeater speaker is an authority on innovation and creativity, advising companies, cities and governments on strategy. His book 'We-think: the power of mass creativity' charts the rise of participative innovation via open source software.... [more]
Steven Norris - former Conservative MP, self-confessed 'transport anorak' and twice a close contender for Mayor of London. Norris is a successful business operator in the fields of property, transport and chairs the National Infrastructure Planning Association.... [more]