Planning & Geography Lecture Series

21 April 2015

11 5 Jon Anderson - Page and Place

Page and Place: Ongoing Compositions of Plot

17:30 - 19:30
Glamorgan Building

This talk explores the relations between human geography and literature. It introduces how pages and places can be understood relationally, focusing on the active role that literature plays in constructing our understandings of place.

28 April 2015

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Who Will Save our Town Centres?

17:30 - 19:30
Glamorgan Building

Julian Dobson, author of the newly published How to Save Our Town Centres, will ask what kind of investments will create places where people want to live and socialise – and who are the real investors in our towns and cities.

29 April 2015

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Film - The Human Scale: Bringing Cities to Life

17:30 - 19:00
Bute Building

Event hosted by the Spatial Planning and City Environments Research Group.

Bring your own popcorn and join the Spatial Planning and City Environments Research Group to watch this documentary film by Andrea Dalsgaard in which Jan Gehl’s critique and vision of public space design are explored.

The Danish Architect Jan Gehl has studied human behaviour in cities for 40 years. Having documented how modern cities repel human interaction, he argues that we can build cities in a way that takes into account human needs for inclusion and intimacy.

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