The unruly subject of urban neighbourhoods: research, intelligence and process in urban change
26 June 2018, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Lucy Musgrave on the interlinking of spatial, social and cultural conditions within the urban fabric, part of our public lecture series Rethinking Public Value and Public Purpose in 21st-Century Capitalism.
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UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)
British Library96 Euston RoadLondonNW1 2DBUnited Kingdom
This event has taken place, but you can watch it below.
How can we nurture and forge a strong, legitimate and significant civic identity for 21st century neighbourhoods and cities?
Through examples of international and UK civic projects, Lucy Musgrave will show a new field of practice in urbanism that has emerged to forensically study urban conditions and needs in order to propose change that is inclusive, rich in meaning, forward-thinking and human-centred.
This radical approach refuses to shy away from the inherent ‘messiness’ of urban neighbourhoods and their existing social networks, so easily swept away in the rapid churn of new development. Instead, it employs a new way of looking at and acting in the city; a process of analysing the complexity of what exists in urban neighbourhoods; bold, strategic thinking about urban change; and communicating new ways for neighbourhoods to thrive.
Lucy will show how spatial, cultural, social and economic conditions can be used to design inspiring, ambitious and tangible strategies for the future, and why it is in the interest of the private sector to adopt a strategic approach to city development that focuses on the value of long-term stewardship. Finally, she will demonstrate the power of using evidence-based briefs to forge partnerships between politicians, policymakers, investors and users, build civic identity and catalyse urban change that addresses real need.