People, Place, Planet: In conversation with Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees

This is a recording from a live event recorded on 28 January 2021 and was sponsored by Ibstock Brick.

This is the first event in the new People, Place, Planet 2021 series hosted by the Royal institute of British Architects.

How does the first elected mayor of African heritage of a major European city see Bristol and its development? Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol and recent recipient of a RIBA Honorary Fellowship, talks housing, transport, density and his own inspiring journey from growing up in a refuge as well as how this city plays its part in building sustainable systems and green growth. In conversation with the RIBA Journal’s Eleanor Young, Rees focuses on developments at Temple Quarter and the housing experimentation of Zed Pods and Launchpad for young adults. With Bristol facing multiple infrastructure challenges, Marvin Rees invites architects to come forward with ideas to help it to become the fair, healthy and resilient place envisaged in his One City Plan.

Information on the next event in this series can be found here: