Liam Young, 19 09 11
On the 20th September Liam Young will be presenting as part of the Velux London Design Festival Debate curated around the question “Is planning essential in delivering the green agenda?”
“When architects so often claim to be interested in environmental issues and sustainability, why do buildings consume so much energy? Is architecture not sufficiently skilled to deliver the green design, or is the whole planning process detrimental to the cause? The government has now drafted a National Planning Policy Framework to make the planning system less complex and more accessible, and to promote sustainable growth. With this document in consultation, it is time to question athe role of planning in promoting green issues.”
Liam will be discussing the archaeology of ecotopias and ideal communities to explore how we have arrived at our contemporary positions on sustainability.