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John Norquist, president of the Congress for New Urbanism, in Glasgow for Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment’s first Scottish public event, said predominance of steel & glass structures along riverside ran risk of becoming banal; suggesting a requirement for small cafes, bars and retail outlets to reflect the people and the culture; critcising the parking lots on the river’s edge and the creation of a stand-alone financial services district that becomes a ghost town at night

A New Life for Old Cities

13 Mar 7-9pm

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

The Prince’s Foundation and the Congress for New Urbanism special event

The Prince’s Foundation are delighted to announce a public event, profiling the work of the internationally recognized civic leader and urban champion John Norquist, President of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He has been described as America’s boldest practitioner of urban regeneration and the ultimate urban evangelist (The Guardian, July 2004). In 2005, at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister, Norquist addressed the Sustainable Communities Summit in Manchester.

From 1988-2004 Norquist was the Mayor of Milwaukee. Under his leadership, the city experienced a decline in poverty, saw a boom in the construction of urban housing and became a leading centre of education and welfare reform. He oversaw a revision of Milwaukee’s zoning code and reoriented development around walkable streets and public amenities such as the city’s Riverwalk.

He also drew widespread recognition for championing the removal of a stretch of elevated freeway in the heart of Milwaukee, clearing the way for large-scale redevelopment. John is the author of The Wealth of Cities (Addison-Wesley, 1998) and teaches courses in urban planning and development.

By taking a role as an urban design champion, Norquist’s time in elected office has clear lessons for cities around the world which, like Glasgow, are adapting to post-industrial futures.

Norquist will be joined in this evening debate on the importance of public realm by Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Foundation who brings his own insights into the role of governance, particularly in the strategic planning of our infrastructure.

New Urbanism event – Liz Reading:
Liz.Reading@princes-foundation.org
T: 0207 613 8566

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