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Clare Melhuish to present Urban Laboratory university regeneration research at AAG 2016

21 March 2016

Beyond the red line presentation at the AAG

Dr Clare Melhuish (Urban Laboratory Co-Director and Senior Research Associate) will present her university-led urban regeneration research conducted at UCL Urban Laboratory in a panel at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) conference in San Francisco on 30 March 2016.

Dr Melhuish's paper, titled 'Beyond the red line: are universities re-imagining cities and urban life through their capital investment programmes?', will draw on empirical, case study-based evidence, and perspectives from urban anthropology and geography, to look at the processes and tools of university spatial development, and consider how far universities are representing and building visions of themselves in relation to others as cosmopolitan, local-global urban communities, through capital investment projects materialised in new kinds of inclusive urban spaces - 'spaces of possibility'.

The Urban Laboratory-supported panel is led by Dr Pushpa Arabindoo and Dr Adam Kaasa on 'The Architecture of Capital: Rethinking the Geographies of Design in a Planetary Moment'. Dr Melhuish will be speaking in the first panel of the day between 8am - 9.40am.

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