// A pick of the UK’s best upcoming events exploring cities, urbanism, architecture and urban life  //


05 // Indy Johar and Kate Raworth in Conversation: Economist Kate Raworth joins architect Indy Johar as as they explore how technology can enable the visualisation and transformation of the values defining contemporary cities, and propose new models for a more equitable urban environment (Royal Academy of Arts, London, October 5)

07 // The Changing Face of London: Part of Second Home’s month-long City Life festival, this event presents four documentary films and Q&As exploring the connections of place, politics and culture in London from 1960s to the present day (Second Home Spitalfields, London, October 7)

08 // Displaced: Regeneration or Gentrification?: Focused on the changes happening in Leith and across Edinburgh, this event brings together community members to ask: how can we ensure everyone has input into what happens in their community and that needed regeneration does not become gentrification? (Out of the Blue & Drill Hall Arts Cafe, Edinburgh, October 8)


20 // The Collective City: Part of Second Home’s month-long City Life festival, this one-day symposium will explore the power of collective action and co-create a vision for an urban future that’s more inclusive, equitable and harmonious (Second Home Spitalfields, London, October 20)

22 // Conscious Cities Festival: This four-day festival gathers together those interested in the creation of people-centred environments. The conscious cities approach explores how architecture and urban design can better consider and respond to human needs through science informed design, data analysis and new technology (RIBA, London, October 22–25)

23 // Designs for Democracy: The Architecture Centre welcomes urban designer Damon Rich and Guardian journalist John Harris to discuss a democratic approach to architecture and place-based politics (The Architecture Centre, Bristol, October 23)

30 // Hacking the High St: As part of Gensler’s new ‘Cities Now. Cities Next’ event series, ‘Hacking the High Street’ looks at how we make our high streets the centre of the community again and give them a purpose (Gensler offices, London, October 30)

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