In Urban Manifesto, we create a manifesto for a happier, healthier and liveable urban future as the world transitions from the COVID emergency into a new era.

For our third episode we explore Density: boon or bane? with Larry Beasley, founding principal of Beasley and Associates planning and urban design consultancy and former co-director, Planning, City of Vancouver, and Anna Minton, author and Reader in Architecture, UEL.

Urban Manifesto is co-hosted by Lucy Bullivant, place strategist, author & founder of and Prathima Manohar, founder of think-do-tank The Urban Vision. The sessions are also live streamed by the Architecture Foundation as part of its ongoing 100 Day Studio online initiative: https://www.architecturefoundation.or…

Speaker bios: Larry Beasley is the Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning at the University of British Columbia and the founding principal of Beasley and Associates, an international planning and urban design consultancy. He is a registered professional planner in Canada and the former co-chief planning for the City of Vancouver. He sits on many boards including TransLink, British Columbia’s integrated transportation agency and the National Capital Commission in Ottawa.

Anna Minton is an author and Reader in Architecture at University of East London where she is Programme Leader of the MRes programme. Her books include Ground Control: Fear and happiness in the 21st century (2009) and Big Capital: Who is London For? (2017). She is a regular contributor to The Guardian, a member of the editorial collective of the journal CITY and Chair of Trustees of Lambeth & Southwark MIND.

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