5 October 2019
10.00am - 3.00pm
Swarthmore Education Centre in Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD
From £10.00 per person (includes tea and coffee)
Professor Tony Champion, Newcastle University, on ‘The rise (and fall) of studentification’.
Professor Ian Cook, Liverpool John Moores University, on the unprecedentedly rapid and gigantic scale of urbanisation in contemporary China and its implications for us in Britain.
Michael Hopkinson, PLACE, on the urban ideas generated by the architect Patrick Nuttgens. The tradition of focussing the urban planning process on the needs of the recipients is a longstanding one, dating back to the Garden Cities movement of the late nineteenth century. One of the main exponents of holistic planning was the York architect Patrick Nuttgens, whose writings are discussed in this paper and whose influence is central to the growth of the "humane landscape" movement in the period from the 1960s, which has had considerable impact in the Western and more recently Arab and Indian urban environments. The successes and problems of this movement and the concomitant effects of urban regeneration are considered together with issues of how better policies can be financed.
Professor David McEvoy, RGS-IBG, on W(h)ither the British High Street? What sort of future is there for our city, town and local retail centres in the face of online and other pressures?
Note that there will be a break for lunch, but food is not provided. Please bring your own or make use of the excellent range of local cafes.
Joint event with PLACE.
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