Petra Marko from VeloCity joined a panel of speakers at The Architecture Club talk Gentle Radicalism – new approaches to growing vibrant and viable communities in the countryside. The panel chaired by Professor Flora Samuel discussed how against the backdrop of climate emergency and a COVID pandemic we can evolve long-term approaches to creating viable, sustainable rural communities and provide appropriate housing that positively challenges the way in which planning and development in the countryside has traditionally been approached. Petra was joined on the panel by Ben Rawlence from Black Mountains College, Robbie Kerr from ADAM Architecture and Rob Hopkins from Transition Towns.