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Join London Transport Museum for inspiring events, debate and immersive content about transport, city living and the future of London.
2018 ShapingLDN events
- Late Debate: Race for Space - 22 November 2018
Date: Thursday 22 November 2018 (note this date has changed)
Location: Covent Garden
Time: 18:45 – 22:00
Tickets: £15, Concessions and LTM Friends £12
Please note the event is suitable for 18+ only
London’s population is larger than it has ever been and its growth is showing no sign of slowing down. Expected to exceed 10 million by 2036, it will soon join the growing list of global megacities. How will we manage the race for urban space and provide enough for housing, nature, culture, and critical infrastructure? What can we learn from cities around the world and what technological, cultural and transport innovations must we develop and adopt?
Join us in this festival style event offering debates, talks, and workshops and discuss how to future-proof our city. Network in our Futures Marketplace and explore London Transport Museum’s galleries after hours, including the temporary exhibition on Crossrail – Secret Life of a Megaproject, and the brand new gallery, Future Engineers.
Panel Debate – powered by New London Architecture
London is growing – housing, commercial, transport and hospitality development are all competing for increasingly scarce space. Will there still be room for culture? For artist studios, creative workspaces, galleries, performance spaces and public art? Can culture play a part in enriching London’s changing places or is it itself a driver of gentrification and displacement? This panel debate will bring together leading experts to discuss these challenges and explore potential solutions for London.
Chaired by Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture.
Drop in to a series of quick-fire talks by a diverse line-up of speakers:
- Learning from Crossrail with Operations Director Howard Smith
- Evolving Streets with Susan Claris, Arup
- Designing Healthy Cities with Dr Audrey de Nazelle, Imperial College
- London Transport Museum and the Future with Curator Ellie Miles and Learning Manager Beth Atkinson
- Inventing Future Cities with Michael Batty, UCL
- Smart Cities and Gender Citizenship with Dr Ayona Datta, KCL
- Growing Food and Creating Communities with Global Feedback
- and more
Meet the visionaries, inventors, and changemakers reclaiming urban space, developing innovative transport models, and shaping the city from the inside. Step inside an underground station showcasing community-led projects to reclaim space.
Chat to leading authors on urbanism in the MIT Press book lounge. Meet researchers and try out the latest ideas to improve transport. Test your engineering skills in interactive displays by industry leaders such as Arup, the Institution for Civil Engineers, New London Architecture, and learn how London Transport Museum works to equip young people with the skills needed for the future.
London Transport Museum hosted a festival event to discuss and explore ways of making London a cleaner, greener, and more liveable city. Guests were able to enjoy an evening of talks, debates, immersive experiences and workshops, as well as networking in our Futures Marketplace and exploring the Museum’s new and iconic galleries after hours.
On the evening of 8 February 2018, around 350 visitors and guest organsiations joined London Transport Museum for a festival event to celebrate and champion women’s contribution to society over the past 100 years and debate the progress we are making towards equality in the 21st century. Guests enjoyed an evening of talks, debates, immersive experiences, comedy and workshops, as well as networking in the Futures Market Place and exploring the Museum’s wonderful collection after hours.
This Late Debate was part of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, marking 100 years since the first women in Britain given the right to vote. Driven by the suffragist and suffragette movements, this was a major step towards equal voting rights for all women and men, which was finally achieved in 1928.
On the evening of 29 November 2017, over 350 visitors and guest organsiations joined London Transport Museum for a Late Debate exploring emerging technologies and how they might reshape the way we live, work and travel. They explored what’s on the tech horizon, from driverless cars and delivery drones, to apps, maps and virtual reality, and debated how technology might evolve to better suit our needs or advance faster than our human capabilities.
Read more about the Late Debate: Technology in the full programme [928 KB]
ShapingLDN is a programme of inspiring events, debate and immersive content about transport, city living and the future of London.
Throughout the year we invite people (18+) from all backgrounds to join us in exploring and debating topical future city themes and the role transport plays in tackling global issues. From emerging technologies, to equality and diversity, population growth and density, to air quality, health and wellbeing.
ShapingLDN is part of London Transport Museum’s programme of Thought Leadership, working alongside Interchange, our Corporate Member Thought Leadership programme, attended senior decision-makers from across the transport industry.