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David Chipperfield, Amanda Levete and Odile Decq speak at RIBA International Conference

Watch architects including David ChipperfieldDiébédo Francis KéréMa Yansong and Elizabeth Diller speak at the Royal Institute of British Architects' International Conference in Dezeen's livestream from London.

The RIBA International Conference was the centrepiece of RIBA International Week, a programme of events and keynote speeches exploring the New Urban Agenda – the United Nations' global strategy for sustainable development and housing over the coming two decades.

Dezeen live streamed the conference, which was opened by a keynote speech about the United Nations' agenda by RIBA Royal Gold Medalist, former mayor of Barcelona and current executive director of UN-Habitat, Joan Clos.

The New Urban Agenda and a politician's perspective on the future for cities

The morning session also included a panel discussion with Arup urbanist Dan Hill, the former mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes, former Bristol mayor George Ferguson and V&A museum director Tristam Hunt.

The architects' perspective: roles and opportunities

Speakers in the second session of the day were British architects Amanda Levete and David Chipperfield, French architect Odile Decq, American architect Elizabeth Diller and Chinese architect Ma Yansong.

A sense of belonging: how to create a cohesive society

South African architect Jo Noero and winner of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 Golden Lion, Urban-Think Tank, presented their projects in this session chaired by LSE director Suzanne Hall.

Housing: opportunities for architects to innovate

British architect and the head of the architecture and design school at the University of Brighton, Robert Mull, chaired this afternoon's panel on housing, with projects presented by German co-housing specialist Michael LaFond, Christopher Sharples of US practice SHoP Architects and Yun Wai Wing of Spark Architects.

Cultural heritage: unlock economics and community value

The last panel of the day was chaired by Evening Standard architecture critic, Rob Bevan, and included this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, as well as co-founder of Assemblage, Hannah Corlett, the director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Farrokh Derakhsahani.

View the full conference programme.