Oxford event – Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange: Rapid Urbanisation

A multidisciplinary seminar, as part of the Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange series, will be held on Wednesday 13th June at 17:00-19:00 in the Kellogg College Hub, Oxford.

Around 1.5 million people are moving into the world’s cities every week. By 2050 there will be an additional 2 billion urban citizens mostly concentrated in developing countries. It places huge demands on infrastructure, housing, services, job creation, climate and environment. At the same time it presents opportunities for business, society and sustainable growth.

This seminar sets out to explore the impact of rapid urbanisation, the critical lack of capacity amongst some of the most vulnerable countries and how the past may hold the key to unlocking sustainable development.

Kellogg College has asked four leading voices in the field to share their knowledge, research and pitch their views on the subject. This is the next event in their series examining key urban issues, aimed to provoke some lively debate.


  • Peter Oborn, Vice President, Commonwealth Association of Architects & Ben Bolgar, Senior Director, Prince’s Foundation
  • Simon Gathercole, Allies and Morrison

Chair: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

This event is free and open to all. Booking is required, via Eventbrite.