Talking Architecture: Greening the City

Talking Architecture

World Architecture Festival have launched Talking Architecturea series of webinars in the lead-up to WAF 2020.
The WAF team will be inviting contributors to discuss current issues of architectural concern, followed by interactive engagement with registered participants.
All of the webinars are free to attend.

Webinar: ‘Greening the City’ - Thursday 18th June

Lisbon is the EU’s 2020 European Green Capital, setting the scene for this year’s main conference theme – ‘Greening the City’. At one level, the idea of greening concerns landscape design, biodiversity and ecological concerns. However, the idea of the green city, in the context of Covid-19, has taken on new dimensions. Subjects for discussion will include strategies for clean air, greater use of public transport, water quality and supply, and the generation of ‘clean’ energy as party of urban planning strategies across the globe. The idea of the green city is related to the concept of sustainability, which now includes ideas about the control of pandemics, and the extent to which health concerns can feed into planning and urban design, at both a small and large scale.


  • Patrick Bellew, Principal, Atelier Ten
  • Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival
  • Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival

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