Future City 2015


On 10th Feb, I will be the MC for an event run by the @UKTI in Paris looking tagged #FutureCity2015. In relation to this, I  was asked also to make a film that would open the event, focusing discussion around new opportunities and foregrounding a number of technological changes to cities that are imminent.

Here it is:



The event is principally for business and will look like this.

09:30 Welcome by His Excellency Sir Peter Ricketts

British Ambassador to France

09:40 Current opportunities in France

Caroline Maurand, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

10:05 Focus on the Grand Paris Project

Serge Dupont, Société du Grand Paris

10:20 Current opportunities in the UK

Dan Byles MP

10:45 Focus on London Regeneration Projects

Sue Vincent, Urban Design London

11:00 Coffee Break and Networking

11:30 Inspiring Case Studies in the UK:

Introduction to the Greenwich Automated Transport Environment (GATEway) project

Pierre Lefèvre, Greenwich GATEway project

Value from the Work of Many Hands

David Roberts, Igloo Regeneration

Paris-London – communicating vessels?

Michel Mossessian, Mossessian & Partners

12:15 Inspiring Case Studies in France:

French Placemaking British style – a collaborative hands-on approach

Kathryn Anderson, Barton Willmore

Grand Lyon

Gilles Vesco , Grand Lyon

The FFR Grand Stade – An urban catalyst

François Clément, Populous UK

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Pre-arranged 20 minutes one to one B2B meetings between

French and British companies until 17:00