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London’s future hub airport, London, United Kingdom 
Thursday 15 Nov 2012
 
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Editorial

London’s airport dilemma 

Royal Geographical Society, London, Tuesday 05 February 2013

It's one of the most important questions ever to face the UK. The location of London's airport hub will literally shape the country for the next 50 years.

This crucial debate will bring together the opposing views under one roof for the first time.

Issues to be addressed will include; Timescale, Heathrow's 76,000 jobs, noise pollution over West London, air pollution over central London, Transport links, HS2, wildlife in Thames estuary, and crucially which solution best improves the resilience of our urban infrastructure.

Increasingly, views of the major stakeholders in London's transport infrastructure and the UK's visionaries are polarising.

This debate will aim to get behind the commercial interests and expose a more comprehensive understanding of what is best for the country's long term interests and London's resilience.

Draft programme (subject to confirmation)

18.30     Keynote Speech - Katja Hall, Chief Policy Director at CBI
18.45     Keynote speech for East: Daniel Moylan, Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation
19.00     Keynote speech for West
19.15     Panel debate

For West
HOK architects
Frank Wingate, London Business West
Grimshaw Architects

For East
Foster and Partners
Gensler

Click here to book tickets.

(tickets £37.50 before 15 December 2012)

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