Planning Vision 2050

City of London

I am also pleased to support The Developing City exhibition which draws together the essential aspects of the physical development of the City, how it has changed over the centuries and how it needs to change in the future

~Alderman Sir Michael Bear Hon. Pres. London Festival of Architecture

John Robertson Architects, Arup’s and Planning Resolution took a structured approach to the challenge of visualising what the City of London might be like in 2050. Using Arup’s Drivers of Change and ‘STEEP’ methodologies the team has identified a number of factors that we believe will determine not only the future of the City in terms of its built environment, but also its culture, its character and its relationship with people.

Drivers of Change is a methodology designed and conceived by Arup which offers key topics for discussion including energy, waste, climate change, water, demographics, urbanisation and poverty.



Planning Resolution were asked to join John Robertson Architects team to question what the City should look like and embrace by 2050.

The exhibition sponsored by the NLA explored the relationship between the architecture of the City of London and its success as a global mercantile centre, It took place at The Walbrook Building on Cannon Street . It shows the growth of the City since Roman times, the impact of the Great Fire and the Blitz and how the current financial turmoil will affect the sort of buildings that get built.

This headline event of the London Festival of Architecture 2012 has been organised by NLA – London’s Centre for the Built Environment with the support of City of London Corporation.

The exhibition featured 40 scale models of recent and proposed schemes in the City. The three teams of architects, supported by consultants and property professionals, displayed their ‘Visions for 2050’ in response to a series of drivers of change, including governance, climate change and banking regulation.


Project previously carried out whilst at CBRE