Intelligent Cities: Building for the Future Generation | Kent Jackson | TEDxUCL

Kent presents a new model for designing a flexible, liveable and sustainable solution for high density housing in our expanding cities. With our growing urban populations, the challenge of housing should be treated as an opportunity to rethink and reshape the way we live in the 21st century. The end users will be at the core of these emerging communities, which are tailored to the needs of a diverse demographic, increasingly becoming amalgamated within our multi-layered societies.

Kent Jackson is design director and principal of SOM‘s London office. His experience encompasses a diverse range of project scales and uses, including residential developments, corporate offices, transport, and large mixed-use urban schemes. Kent’s pioneering approach to design responds to individual context and enables integration of both the natural and built environment. In collaboration with his clients, he focuses on developing creative and innovative solutions that meet both aesthetic and pragmatic requirements, allowing buildings to positively impact the environment, while addressing the specific needs of inhabitants.

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