On Wednesday, 7th May 2014, Hughes Hall was delighted to host the inaugural Honor Chapman Memorial Lecture.
Leading real estate professionals from the City gathered with Cambridge University academics and students in tribute to one of London’s most inspirational business figures when Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas delivered the first annual Honor Chapman Memorial Lecture on ‘Cities and Society’ at Hughes Hall, Cambridge.
This lecture series was created when new City Fellow Marc Mogull devised the idea of forming a tribute to the late Honor Chapman, one of London’s leading business figures. Working together with Rosemary Feenan of Jones Lang Lasalle and Andrew Gould, Chairman of the UK Green Building Council, an annual lecture programme was created and will feature leading speakers from the worlds of real estate and land economy.
More than 50% of the world’s population now live in cities according to the UN, a figure set to rise to 75% by 2050. Urban growth is now taking place on such a scale that the impacts of cities on economic, social and environmental geography is unprecedented. The speed and extent of urbanisation represents one of the largest global challenges of the twenty first century, engendering major issues of economic growth, sustainability, environmentalism and social justice; accordingly the lectures will take an interdisciplinary approach.
For those who were unable to attend the lecture, and for those who attended and wish to review the material presented, you can now read Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas’ Honor Chapman Lecture Notes.