Leicester Urban Summer School

Posted by kha5 at Jun 07, 2017 05:01 PM |
The first Leicester Urban Summer School will take place on Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July. Hosted by the University of Leicester events will be held at locations throughout the city.

The event will provide a unique opportunity to learn about various aspects of the regeneration of Leicester from key people involved in the city's recent transformation. The knowledge acquired will be relevant to all kinds of cities, regions and time-periods.

Sessions will be run by leading experts in architecture, urban design, planning and local government in order to highlight practical examples of the combined ways in which architecture, history, urban design and policy are all contributing to Leicester's regeneration. The Summer School is aimed at postgraduate students in relevant areas of urban studies (history, geography, sociology, architecture and design, etc.) and those new to the planning professions.  Elain Harwood (Historic England) will give the keynote lecture on Leicester's changing architectural landscape since 1945.

The Leicester Urban Summer School is organised by the Leicester Urban Observatory which is a collaboration between practitioners at Leicester City Council and leading academics at three local universities: De Montfort University, University of Leicester and Loughborough University.  It aims to establish and develop a combined centre of excellence in urban studies and planning for Leicester.  Organisers of Summer School include Dr Robert Harland (Loughborough), Professor Loretta Lees (University of Leicester) and Professor Simon Gunn (University of Leicester), Neil Stacey and Professor Jonathan Davies (De Montfort University) and Grant Butterworth and Justin Webber (Leicester City Council).

The two days will provide an opportunity to meet key actors in urban regeneration and like-minded young professionals and post-graduate students.  The programme will run from 11am to 5pm on Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.  The fee of £50 covers attendance at all sessions and materials and refreshments and a buffet lunch on both days.  As some sessions will be practical and interactive places will be strictly limited in order to maximize benefits to those attending.  Consequently, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Email Sally Hartshorne if you have any queries.

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