The world is moving to the city. More than half of the population of earth now lives in cities. Writers and speakers such as Richard Florida and Edward Glaeser have documented the rise of the city and have mapped new ways of living and working. Urbanism speakers bring their experience of running cities, of designing cities, and of suggesting new ways in which the twenty-first century city 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 - his extensive humour and no-nonsense style have impressed audiences in over 30 countries. His mission is to deliver messages that inspire and improve the daily effectiveness of each and every member of the audience, making them more... [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 c... [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 A... [more]