Can we create the cities we want?

Dr Francis Archer, Associate Director at Arup and Lead Engineer on the London Garden Bridge project, explores whether the environment sector has learned from the mistakes of the past in designing urban spaces, and what needs to happen to embed place-making in the future.

  • Updated: 08 June 2016

Dr Archer explores whether it is still possible to create the cities that people want in already mature urban environment, arguing that a more holistic built environment approach – incorporating better planning and aesthetic consideration – is required to create exciting city spaces.