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World Car Free Day London Summit - Launch

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22 Bishopsgate

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EC2N 4BQ

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The future of our cities will be motor-vehicle free. Join us in London during the London Design Festival to celebrate that future ahead of International Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September. This meeting will bring together city and community leaders, architects and transport planners from around the world to debate a vision for the future of car-free city centres and more economically, socially, and environmentally productive use of scarce urban land.

15.30 - 16.00: Registration and welcome reception

16.00 - 16.05: Introduction and welcome to Twenty Two Bishopsgate

Karen Cook, Founding Partner, PLP Architecture

16.05 - 16.15: London's leadership on the global transition to traffic-free city centres

Will Norman, Mayor of London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner

16.15 - 16.25: Car-free cities & the future of human prosperity - opening remarks on a global energy & land use transition

Christiania Figueres, Director, Mission2020

A global transition to traffic-free city centres is part of larger global systems change that is now underway. Cities are at the grassroots of global action on climate change and the phase-out of fossil fuels. Land use decisions are fundamental to accelerating this process in time to achieve climate stability and resilient cities for all.

16.30 - 17.30: Driving action on traffic-free city centres around the world

  • What are leaders doing to accelerate the transition to traffic-free city centres & more efficient transport and land use planning?

  • What are the impacts on public health, community, and commerce of the shift away from private cars as the governing land use and transport planning priority?

  • What lessons can London learn from the international transition to traffic-free, pedestrianised and cycle-friendly city centres?

Christophe Najdovski, Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Public Space, Paris

Tina Saaby, former Chief City Architect for Copenhagen 2010-2019

Daisy Narayanan, Project Director, Edinburgh Council

More speakers to be announced in June. Stay tuned!

17.30 - 17.45: Audience questions

17.45: Closing remarks and thank you.

17.45 - 19.30: Reception


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This event is made possible by the generous support of TwentyTwo, our venue sponsor.


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  • Karen Cook

    Karen Cook

    PLP Architecture Founding Partner
  • Christiana Figueres

    Christiana Figueres

    Mission 2020 Director
  • Christophe Najdovski

    Christophe Najdovski

    Paris Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Public Space
  • Daisy Narayanan

    Daisy Narayanan

    The City of Edinburgh Council Project Director
  • Will Norman

    Will Norman

    Mayor of London Walking and Cycling Commissioner
  • Tina Saaby

    Tina Saaby

    Copenhagen Former Chief City Architect 2010-2019

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