Future cities need to incorporate our workplace, our playground and our home as the patterns of our lives shift, change and meld. But does this mean starting again? Alistair Cory discusses how we might create a citizen-centred city that celebrates existing infrastructure to work in harmony with the city’s culture and communities.
Alistair Cory is the Design Business Leader for the UK Regional Markets at Gensler. An integrated architecture, design, planning and consulting firm, Gensler operates in 27 practice areas under the market banners of work, community and lifestyle. Alistair manages the Birmingham design office, which recently opened in the Custard Factory in Digbeth. As a qualified architect, project manager and business leader, Alistair has a considerable amount of experience across a broad range of sectors - from leisure and healthcare to education and science - working to produce intelligent and innovative places, buildings and interiors.