Webinar: Future High Streets

Online Event via Zoom
Wed, 29/04/2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

One hour webinar - Future High Streets followed by an informal discussion

This event takes the theme of the recent edition of Urban Design – High Streets, and projects it into a post Covid-19 world.

  • Should we think about High Streets as balanced local economies, as they once were, with a mix of manufacture, residential, leisure, commerce and trade?
  • Are we blinded by focusing on the ground floor high street uses, while ignoring what goes on above and behind the high street?
  • Has internet retail doomed traditional place based retail, or is the problem an unfair tax and employment regime against which place-based retail cannot compete.
  • Will global supply chains start to contract, becoming increasingly focused on local production, and the local economy?


Chaired by Leo Hammond LSH and Chair, Urban Design Group

Speakers include:

Neil Bennett  Partner, Farrells

David Harrison  Vice Chair, London Living Streets

Steve Norris  Head of Planning, Development and Regeneration, LSH

Mark Davy  Founder & CEO, Futurecity