Future Cities with David Rudlin

Future Cities with David Rudlin

How can we meet the need for higher density housing in a equitable, sustainable and economical way?

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Cities across the globe are growing. By 2050, 70 percent of the global population will reside in urban areas. How do we ensure that the demand for high density development is met with an approach that is equitable, sustainable, and economical? How do we create thriving communities where residents and societies can prosper?

Join us to hear award-winning urban designer David Rudlin, Jo Davis of Avison Young and Alex Hearn of the Bristol City Council speak about the challenges and opportunities higher density cities bring.


David Rudlin, Director, BDP
Jo Davis, UK Chair, Avison Young
Alex Hearn
, Director of Economy of Place, Bristol City Council

David Rudlin
BDP’s Director of Urban Design, David Rudlin manages urban design and masterplanning projects across the UK with a focus on the north. David is a past Chair of the Academy of Urbanism, winner of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize and principle author of the Government’s National Model Design Code.

Jo Davis
Jo Davis is the UK Chair of Avison Young and Managing Director of the PLACE Group incorporating planning, advisory and residential, land and investment transaction service lines. Jo has 25 years’ experience working on complex urban change projects, devising land and property estate strategies for public and private sector clients.

Alex Hearn
Alex Hearn is a sociologist, a generalist and a proud public planner. He’s worked in regeneration for over twenty years, largely in London and in the South West since 2018.  He joined Bristol City Council as the Director of Economy of Place in 2023 with responsibility for planning, climate, transport, culture, economic development and regeneration.

This event is presented in partnership with BDP.