Emerging From a Crisis: How Our Cities Can Respond To This Moment


Our lives and our habits have changed drastically in our cities since Covid arrived. The places where we spend all of our lives must now answer to reflect these challenges and changes. Enormous questions now loom around its complex geopolitics, sustainability and efficiency.

How can we incorporate more sustainable out of the box thinking for our society? How do we dream of ‘bigger and beautiful’? And how do we envision a more hyper-connected world led by both two superpowers, China and the US?

As part of this fascinating and all-important CogX Spotlight, we will be talking to some of the most unique minds to discuss these important issues. They include the Stirling prize winner and RIBA award winner Amanda Levete CBE and geopolitical thought leader Parag Khanna.

If you care about the city you live in and we know that you do this CogX Spotlight is for you!


‘As architects, we need to dream’ with Amanda Levete CBE

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A post-Western future with Parag Khanna

As we move into a world where the future is reflected as an increasingly Asian one, We grapple with this bold 21st Century question –…

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Amanda Levente

Founder and Principal

Caroline Daniel

Partner Brunswick Group

Skylar Tibbits

Professor & Director Self-Assembly Lab, MIT

Anushka Sharma

Founder Naaut