The Company is to host its annual Peter Milo Memorial Lecture in the City Marketing Suite at Guildhall on Monday 26 April 2010. Details of the event which will take the form of a discourse are as set out below.
Quality Streets, Quality Townscapes
MILO MEMORIAL LECTURE 2010 - Monday 26 April 2010
As a Company we are keen encourage good architecture and planning in the Square Mile. One of the ways in which we can do this is to foster discussion and debate about architecture and urban planning. With this in mind the Master has arranged for the Milo Lecture to be a discourse this year dealing with the topic of creating identity in city townscapes.
There are to be two speakers – Professor Georgia Butina Watson – Professor of Urban Design and Head of Department of Planning at Oxford Brookes University and Joe Weiss – Strategic Transportation Director at the City of London Corporation.
Professor Georgia Butina Watson BA MA PhD
She is Director of CABE’s Built Environment Virtual Teaching Package Project and a major contributor to CABE’s digital library of urban design good practice
Joe Weiss MSc FICE FCIHT
Joe Weiss is a Chartered Engineers and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Highways & Transportation. Over the past 35 years his time has been split between jobs in central government, the priv-ate sector and local administrations.
Professor Butina Watson will present some conceptual models that allow us to understand the nature of identity in the urban scene and Joe Weiss will demonstrate the ways in which the City Corporation works to encourage distinctive townscape quality in new building developments. There will be time for discussion after the presentations and it is hoped that the speakers’ contributions will stimulate a healthy debate on the issues raised.
The lecture will be held in the City Marketing Suite at Guildhall commencing at 5.00 for a 5.30pm start. Wine and nibbles will be available to allow informal association from approximately 6.40pm. The event is will finish at 7.30pm.
The City Marketing Suite can be found at the corner of
Basinghall Street and Guildhall Buildings, behind the . It is opposite no. 8 Basinghall Street and within easy walking distance of all public transport Guildhall Art Gallery
The event will be open to members of the City Architecture Forum and other allied organizations and to London Region architects generally. Tickets charged at £15.00 per head (£4.00 for Company students) will be allocated on a first come first served basis – as space is limited, early application is encouraged by application to the Clerk - David Cole-Adams - on 020 8292 4893 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.