23.02. Learning from Central London

The making of good public realm

Lucy Musgrave is the founding director of Publica, the London based research and urban design practice. She will be presenting the practice’s work restoring and creatively reimagining some of London’s most significant streets and civic spaces, such as Bond Street, Hanover Square, and Publica’s work on a new vision for the city council on the Oxford Street District.
By presenting some of the key visions and strategies, and the design and delivery mechanisms for a series of transformative public realm initiatives, she will explain the shared endeavours for transformative civic urbanism via public and private collaborations in Central London.
She will also touch on Publica’s recent policy work for the Mayor of London on Making London Child-Friendly – Designing Places and Streets for Children and Young People, and the recently launched Night Time Strategy Guidance.
The talk will be introduced by Tobias Goevert, Abteilungsleiter Stadtentwicklung, Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen
Lucy Musgrave | PUBLICA, London
About Lucy:
Lucy Musgrave is the Founding Director of Publica. Over a 25-year career, Lucy has played a key advisory role in policy recommendations, strategic planning and the advocacy of design quality. She is currently a Mayor’s Design Advocate for the Mayor of London. She is a board member of the social enterprise Public Practice, the Barbican Arts Centre Board and the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group.

About Publica:
Publica’s work has been part of an international conversation about how to make cities more efficient, integrated, vibrant, humane and safe, and how to preserve the vitality of urban neighbourhoods in the midst of rapid growth and development.

Lucy founded Publica in 2010. Since its establishment Publica has grown to a 30 strong multi-disciplinary team formed of project directors, urban designers, socio-economic researchers, communications specialists and graphic designers. To date, Publica, has studied over 75 London neighbourhoods and produced over 100 reports on issues relating to the integration of new development, civic amenity, the creative industries and creative economy, air quality, housing renewal, infrastructure, greenery, and all levels of inclusive urban policy. The quality of this research has been recognised by public authorities and civic societies in the UK and abroad. Publica’s applied urban design puts this body of research into practice, recently winning the award for the best public realm in London for the transformative Bond Street project.



19.00 Uhr