Austin Williams
senior lecturer, Dept of Architecture, Kingston University, London; honorary research fellow, XJTLU, Suzhou, China; author, China’s Urban Revolution

Austin Rhys Williams is the director of the Future Cities Project in London. He is also the China correspondent for the Architectural Review, contributing editor for AR Pacific Region, and writes occasionally for L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui. His latest books are China’s Urban Revolution: Understanding Chinese Eco-cities (Bloomsbury, 2017) and 20 Chinese Architects (Thames & Hudson, 2018).

He is now senior lecturer at Dept of Architecture, Kingston University, UK and honorary research fellow at Xi’an-Jiaotong Liverpool University in China.

Williams is the author of several books, including The Enemies of Progress, and co-editor of The Future of Community and The Lure of the City. He co-founded the mantownhuman manifesto and the New Narratives initiative.

Follow Austin on Twitter @Future_Cities


Monday 23 October, 18:30 The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
Book Launch China’s Urban Revolution: Understanding Chinese Eco-cities

Saturday 28 October, 10:00 Conservatory
Housing: reform or revolution?

Saturday 28 October, 14:00 Frobisher 4-6
Igniting the spark of creativity in Brexit Britain

Saturday 28 October, 16:00 Conservatory
Toxic smog: hazard or hype?

Saturday 28 October, 17:30 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Bookshop Barnie: Douglas Carswell on Rebel: How to Overthrow the Emerging Oligarchy

Sunday 29 October, 14:00 Conservatory
Can sustainability and environmentalism survive Brexit Britain?

Sunday 29 October, 16:00 Pit Theatre
Xi’s China: new global power?

Saturday 18 November, 12:30 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
The urban-rural divide: dissecting the culture wars

Saturday 18 November, 14:00 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm
Book launch China’s Urban Revolution: understanding Chinese eco-cities