Panel Discussion

17 November 2020
UTC: 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

The past few decades have seen the growth of the “global city”—a hyper-connected, urbane, cosmopolitan place that exerts tremendous economic and cultural influence well beyond its local and national boundaries. The essential proposition of these cities, with their air hubs and concentrations of people from around the world, is now being questioned, as our hyper-connected economy has been implicated in spreading disease. How can the “global city” be reimagined to support more sustainable outcomes and mitigate the risks that come with a connected world? Leading representatives of multiple city-making disciplines come together to envision a more sustainable and resilient future for the planet’s economic and cultural geography.

Reimaging the Global City

Hossein Rezai
Director, Web Structures Pte Ltd, Singapore
Steve Watts
Partner, Alinea Consulting, London
Mun Summ Wong
Founding Director, WOHA Architects, Singapore
Limin Hee
Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development, Singapore
Jon Neale
Head of Research, JLL, London
Bek Seeley
Managing Director, Development Europe, Lendlease, London
Patrik Schumacher
Principal, Zaha Hadid Architects, London