The Towers Debate: Does London Need More Tall Buildings?

This event has already taken place.

Centre for London, New London Architecture and LSE Cities host a debate on London’s changing skyline. With over 230 new 20-plus storied towers due to be built in the capital within the next decade, we bring together leading voices to discuss whether or not this high-rise vision of London’s future is the right one. Are there too many tall towers being built in London?

This debate will be a cornerstone event of the London Festival of Architecture 2014.


Panel discussion

Chair: Sarah Gaventa, former Director, CABE Space

Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning

Nicky Gavron, former Deputy Mayor of London

Nick Boys Smith, Director, Create Streets

Julia Barfield, Architect

Paul Finch, World Festival of Architecture

Professor Tony Travers, Director London School of Economics and Political Science

Simon Jenkins, Journalist and author

Rowan Moore, Architecture critic