On Wednesday 10th June The Independent's Architecture Critic Jay Merrick chaired a panel discussion on inclusive urbanism at the RIBA.

Supported by Belford Communications, the seminar, co-hosted by Plymouth University and Haringey Council, the discussion was based on research and case studies in Tottenham and Poland by students at Plymouth University and coincides with a book launch and a student exhibition.

The panel included:
Anna Minton (University of East London)
Benjamin Flowers (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) 
Matthew Gandy (University College London)
Cllr Alan Strickland (Haringey Council)
Aidan Potter (Director, John McAslan + Partners)
Elizabeth Hopkirk (Assistant Editor, ‘Building Design’ Magazine)

We should never forget that the city is our ultimate client, to which we owe a duty of care. Architects can be agents of change and can indeed influence positive change...The brutal simplification of zoning marks the death knell of a city.
— Aidan Potter, Director, John McAslan + Partners