Jeannette Veldkamp to speak at 2018 Future of London conference on 21 June

Chapman Taylor Associate Director Jeannette Veldkamp will be speaking at the Future of London “Overcoming London’s Barriers” conference on 21 June.

The full-day conference will bring together urban design experts from across the property sector to share insights on the challenges presented by, and the potential solutions to, divided and compartmentalised urban planning.

Jeannette will give a ten-minute presentation on Chapman Taylor’s experience working on the Etten Leur mixed-use, town centre development in the Netherlands, which was designed to reintegrate a town which had previously been divided in two by a motorway. After the construction of a by-pass, the former motorway was transformed into a pedestrianised streetscape of open streets and squares, with new retail and restaurants on the ground level and between three and eight levels of housing above. Under the former road sits what was, at the time, the largest underground car park in the country, with 1,000 spaces.

Jeannette will then take part in a panel discussion on that project and on the general topic of European approaches to the issue of urban division, particularly in how successful those approaches have been in overcoming or preventing the severed planning which often results from physical and administrative barriers.

Integrated urban planning, creating seamless connectivity and a united urban fabric, is a crucial requirement for successful town and city regeneration projects. Chapman Taylor has produced urban regeneration projects throughout the UK and Europe, with a key emphasis on ensuring that the projects are fully knitted into the surrounding streetscape.

The conference will take place from 8.45am to 5pm at:

Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel 
5 More London Place 
Tooley Street 


For more information, please contact:

Jeannette Veldkamp
Associate Director (London)

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