London in the 21st Century: Pavements, Parks and People - The Public Realm of London

13 March 1996

Life in cities iss strongly affected by the quality of buildings and the spaces between them. But at the time of the debate, London's so-called 'public' spaces such as Trafalgar Square were more like huge roundabouts than friendly urban places. At every opportunity Londoners seemed to take possession of their streets and squares. So what did Londoners think their public spaces should be used for?

Participants included:

Prof. Richard Sennett (urban sociologist)
Tony Travers (LSE)
Terry Farrell (architect)
Eric Sorensen (London Docklands Development Corporation).

Sponsored by

The Evening Standard
The Corporation of London