Austin Williams
senior lecturer, Dept of Architecture, Kingston University, London; honorary research fellow, XJTLU, Suzhou, China; author, China’s Urban Revolution: understanding Chinese eco-cities

Austin Rhys Williams is the director of the Future Cities Project in London. He is also the China correspondent for the Architectural Review. His latest books are China’s Urban Revolution: Understanding Chinese Eco-cities (Bloomsbury, 2017) and 20 Chinese Architects (Thames & Hudson, 2019).

He is 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 is chair of the Bookshop Barnies.

Follow Austin on Twitter: @Future_Cities


Thursday 10 October, 17:00 Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Abbey Pl, Faversham ME13 7BQ
Will China dominate the 21st Century?

Saturday 2 November, 12:00 Frobisher 1-3
Flash floods, hosepipe bans and water poverty: solving 21st century challenges

Saturday 2 November, 14:00 Auditorium 2
Hong Kong: understanding the protests

Saturday 2 November, 17:30 Free Stage
Balloon debate: What’s the greatest-ever innovation?

Sunday 3 November, 12:00 Frobisher 1-3
100 years of Bauhaus: ‘Construction of the future’

Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Garden Room
How can we create a construction revolution?

Monday 2 December, 19:00 BDP, 16 Brewhouse Yard, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4LJ
A manifesto for optimism?