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MIPIM 14–17 March 2017

Lucy Musgrave has been invited by the New West End Company to speak at MIPIM - a 4-day real estate exhibition, conference and networking event at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. 

– 14 March - Lucy will attend 'The Westminster Lunch', hosted by the Westminster Property Association and New West End Company, to discuss what London should be doing to maintain its standing as a global city. The event will also feature WPA Chairman and Director of Central London, The Crown Estate James Cooksey, Westminster City Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business Cllr Robert Davis, GLA Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe and Levy Senior Equity Partner Simon Tann. 

– 14 March - Lucy will speak at the 'New West End Dinner' about the plans for transformational change across Oxford Street. 

– 15 March - Lucy will be a panelist for a discussion on placemaking called 'Global Placemaking / Smart Cities Cracked', hosted by the Evening Gazette at the NLA Discussion Forum. 

– 15 March - During an evening reception called 'Welcome to the West End - Preparing for Crossrail 2018', Lucy will present alongside NWEC Chairman Sir Peter Rogers, GLA Deputy Mayor Jules Pipe, Westminster City Council Cllr Robert Davis, and Grosvenor Britain & Ireland Chief Executive Craig McWilliam on how the West End can contribute to London’s success. 

Date: 14 March 2017

The Big Debate

Lucy Musgrave was a featured panelist in 'The Big Debate' a lively event which brought together experts in policy and urban environments for discussion on the next London Plan. 

Lucy spoke on a panel with Ben Plowden, Loyd Grossman and Oliver Wainwright in a session focused on ‘How can we deliver better streets and public spaces?’ Throughout the event topics where hotly contested and the audience contributed through Q&As and live mobile voting. 

For more information or to see the full recording of the event click here.

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 6 February 2017

Is London still the cultural centre of architecture?

Alex Arestis participated in an architecture talk called ‘Dead Centre’, part of Twins Talks - a new series recently launched by Brighton University. The talks "explore difficult alliances, strange bedfellows and new relationships." The aim of the discussions is to "bring together very different people, organisations and ideas to explore differences as well as cultivate common ground."

On 26th January, Alex was “twined” with Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio, Lee Ivett of Baxendale and Kate Goodwin of the Royal Academy to debate whether London is still the cultural centre of architecture or whether London’s financialisation is killing its culture. 

Alex defended London’s position as a cultural leader throughout a thought-provoking conversation. For more information click here.

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 3 February 2017

City of London: Strengthening resilience

Lucy Musgrave will be taking part in a panel discussion at the NLA’s annual ‘On Location’ event taking place on 9 November 2016. The event will examine the future for development and infrastructure in the City of London, and will be attended by an audience of senior professionals from the built environment industry. 

The session Lucy will be included in will discuss ‘Placemaking in the City’ with a presentation from Sharon Ament (Director of the Museum of London) on the museum’s planned move to Smithfield beginning the disussion. Other members of the panel include: Emily Gee (Historic England); Simon Glynn (City of London); Stuart Adolph (Sydell Group) and Carlin Fier (Brookfied Property Partners).

Book tickets here.

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 4 November 2016

Lucy Musgrave granted Freedom of the City of London

Lucy Musgrave is delighted to have been granted Freedom of the City of London.

Lucy has been granted this title due to her appointment to the livery company, the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. Freedom of the City of London is only granted by the City of London and is an honour bestowed by a municipality upon a valued member of the community.

Believed to have been first presented in 1237, granting Freedom of the City is one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today.

 

Date: 15 November 2016

Lucy Musgrave appointed to NIC Expert Advisory Group

Lucy Musgrave has been appointed as a member of the Technical Panel of the National Infrastructure Commission’s newly-formed Expert Advisory Groups.

The Expert Advisory Groups consist of two panels, Technical and Analytical, with the panel members for both groups consisting of industry experts and leading thinkers from across industry, business and academia. The panels will act as a sounding board for the Commission’s emerging thinking and methodologies and provide the NIC with a range of different perspectives and experiences on its work. Panel members will also be required to add additional level of scrutiny to Commission’s documents prior to publication, and to advise on the quality, limitations, and appropriate uses of the research carried out by - or on behalf of - the Commission, as well as specific issues and problems when necessary. The panel members will also help the NIC to establish and maintain relationships with other experts and stakeholders, where appropriate.

 Lucy’s appointment to the panel follows Publica’s recent invitation to present analysis to the Commission, exploring infrastructure’s leading role in urban development. The NIC is beginning its next phase of the UK’s first ever National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), and the formation of the NIC’s expert advisory groups was announced alongside the launch of a 15 week call for evidence – inviting the submission of ideas and solutions to shape the development of the NIA.

 

Posted in: Recent News
Date: 3 November 2016

Publica goes to Nottingham

Publica was invited by the University of Nottingham's Department of the Built Environment to engage with its postgraduate programme in architecture, which this year is examining the buildings and spaces of London's newly-branded "Knowledge Quarter" which straddles the Euston Road. On 1 November three members of Publica, Chris Schulte, William Beeston and Matthew Hopkins travelled to Nottingham as guest tutors to lead an intensive day of teaching. Over the course of the day they presented the ethos and work of the practice, reviewed student work and ran a workshop on techniques of urban observation and mapping.

Date: 3 November 2016

Civic Urbanism for the West End?

Lucy Musgrave and Alex Arestis were delighted to be asked to contribute to Centre for London’s latest London Essays publication on the future of the West End which launched this October. Their essay urges for consideration of the West End's streets and spaces from a civic urbanist’s perspective, as a way to secure its future and ensure it continues to thrive in London's constantly changing urban landscape.

Read the full essay here.

Posted in: Studio, Recent News
Date: 11 October 2016

Illuminated River International Design Competition

Lucy Musgrave is delighted to have been appointed to the jury for the Illuminated River International Design Competition, launched in June 2016 by the Illuminated River Foundation, supported by The Rothschild Foundation. The competition is seeking multi-disciplinary creative teams with artistic vision and lighting expertise who can deliver inspirational light art on London’s bridges to reinvigorate the River Thames. The project covers 17 road, rail and pedestrian bridges over the River Thames from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge, and will result in a series of free, permanent light installations.

Experiencing an overwhelming response to its first stage submission, 105 teams entered, made up of 346 individual firms. The teams have now been shortlisted and six finalists will go on to develop concept design lighting schemes for four specific bridges as well as an overall masterplan, which will be judged by the jury later in November 2016.

The jury comprises of a number of high-profile artists and cultural figures including: Dame Julia Peyton-Jones (formerly Director of the Serpentine Galleries); Michael Craig-Martin, (Artist); Justine Simons OBE (Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries) and Lord Rothschild OM GBE (Chairman of the Rothschild Foundation).

More information on the competition and details of the full jury here

Posted in: Recent News
Date: 2 November 2016

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National Infrastructure Commission invites Publica to explore the role infrastructure plays in the growth and success of our cities

The Publica team were invited to host a special event for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) on 7th September 2016, curating a lively and informative session exploring the key role that infrastructure plays in the growth and success of our cities.

A range of material was presented, drawn from Publica’s innovative approach and experience on transformative projects across London, as well as the practice’s social and cultural research and detailed observational analysis.

The event explored a diverse range of subjects including the relationship between infrastructure and population growth, urbanism and the creation of truly liveable cities – as well as testing the belief that the future of successful cities lies in compact, urban growth and high quality urban neighbourhoods.

International and UK case studies were also presented, as were snapshots of challenges facing many elements of London’s infrastructure – such as re-balancing investment towards funding sustainable modes of transport, and accommodating future growth.

The aim of the event was to aid the NIC in the generation of ideas and creative, strategic thinking, on how infrastructure can remain at the forefront of making our cities more liveable, sustainable, productive and resilient.

 

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 12 September 2016

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