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Beyond the red line: how are universities re-imagining cities and urban communities through their spatial development plans?

4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 26 January 2016

Computer-generated view of Newcastle Science Central: a partnership between Newcastle University and the city council. Render courtesy Hawkins\Brown

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Location

G02, The Bartlett School of Architecture, 140 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2BX

Starting with the premise that universities can promote knowledge and ideas about urbanism not only through teaching and research, but also through their own estates strategies and spatial development plans, this seminar brings together eight speakers to lead on an open discussion focusing on the following themes:

  • What are the key drivers for university development?
  • How can spatial development plans balance academic and real estate priorities, while also contributing to urban renewal 'beyond the red line', and how do architects act as mediators in that process?
  • How can universities most effectively communicate their visions for development, and forge successful partnerships with other urban agents and urban communities to realise wider social benefits and develop models for inclusive urbanism that prioritise local needs in conjunction with global reach?

Following the online publication of the Urban Laboratory's Case Studies in University-led Urban Regeneration in September 2015, the seminar will also provide the occasion for the launch of a limited print edition of the report.

The two discussion panels, chaired by Ben Campkin (Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) and Clare Melhuish (Senior Research Associate and Co-Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) present speakers from academia, estates development, architectural practice, and community-led regeneration, including:

  • Bob Allies (founding partner Allies and Morrison Architects)
  • Sabine Coady-Schaebitz (founding Director of Collaborative Centre for Built Environment, University of Northampton)
  • Ray Hudson (Professor of Geography and Deputy-Vice-Chancellor, Durham University)
  • Martin Summersgill (Project Director, UCL East)
  • Brad Carroll (Director and co-founder, Brixton Green)
  • Stephanie Glendinning (Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle)
  • Andrew Karvonen (Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism, University of Manchester)
  • Kim Townsend (Public Engagement Co-Ordinator (East), UCL Public and Cultural Engagement)

The seminar will be followed at 7pm by drinks and an opportunity to view the case study report.

Audio and presentations:

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Image: Computer-generated view of Newcastle Science Central: a partnership between Newcastle University and the city council. Render courtesy of Hawkins\Brown.