Today’s the day! LDA Design Board Director Alister Kratt delivers his TEDx talk on how we can think more positively about major new infrastructure if we stop seeing it through the lens of pure economics and start viewing it through the lens of people and place.
TEDx is a programme of local events that bring people together to share new thinking, spark deep discussions and bring about new connections.
Alister, who is a masterplanner and landscape architect, led the UK’s first Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, and sits on the HS2 Design Review Panel and the Design Commission for Wales (DCfW). He also led the project team for the Swansea Tidal Lagoon, the world’s first tidal powered energy plant, which received exceptional public support through the planning process and has won numerous awards. He has been an advisor on major projects across the UK, including Cambridge University, Sizewell C nuclear power station, and major settlement expansion. He is presently advising on the future growth of Oxford.
At today’s Tedx, he joins a fascinating line-up, including Olympian sprinter Dina Asher-Smith; The Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts, Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation and former science minister; Oxford University neuroscientist Elizabeth Tunbridge; science journalist, Alok Jha; and Royal College of Art design professor, Jeremy Myerson.