Drivers of change: New forms of practice

Rapid urbanisation at a time of uncertainty and climate crisis calls for a paradigm shift in the way we approach the expansion of the built environment. How can designers, engineers and architects use new forms of practice to help provide a sustainable future?
We are delighted to bring together this exciting team of panellists from The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and Arup to discuss some of the global issues driving change in the built environment as featured in the world-renowned Drivers of Change programme. The event also marks the launch of the third edition of the Drivers of Change publication. From depleting natural resources to mass migration and ageing populations, we will explore how global change relates to the way we create our urban environments.

16.30 – 18.00 Panel discussion
Welcome and introduction:
Chris Luebkeman, Arup Fellow and Global Director Foresight, Research and Innovation

Bob Sheil, Professor of Architecture and Design through Production, Director of The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Jo da Silva, Arup Fellow and Director International Development
Tristram Carfrae, Arup Fellow and Deputy Chairman
Sarah Caddick, Founder and CEO, Thalamic
Brenda Parker, Programme Director of Bio-Integrated Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Moderated by Chris Luebkeman

18.00 – 20.30 Drinks reception
The panel discussion is followed by the preview of the exhibition Drivers of Change: New forms of practice from The Bartlett School of Architecture, which showcases cutting-edge research from three pioneering master’s programmes at The Bartlett, curated by Ruairi Glynn, Design for Performance and Interaction MArch Programme Director, and Jennifer Greitschus, Head of Exhibitions, Arup.


Friday 12 July, 04:30 PM

till Friday 12 July 06:00 PM


Arup 8 Fitzroy Street London GB

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