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The future of cities - divided or dynamic

This week the Deputy Prime Minister launches the report of the Urban Task Force, which the Government set up to look at the future of cities. Its proposals - and the social challenges to cities in Britain and the USA - will be debated next week at the 1999 LSE Housing/Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion's seminar on Social Exclusion and the Future of Cities. The seminar will take place at the LSE's Old Theatre, 3.30-7.30pm on Thursday 8 July 1999.

Speakers will include:

Professor William Julius Wilson, author of When Work Disappears: The new world of the urban poor and the USA's most distinguished scholar on inner city ghetto collapse,

Urban Task Force member, Professor Sir Peter Hall from University College London and author of Cities of tomorrow: an intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century ;

Professor Anne Power from LSE, also a member of the Urban Task Force and co-author of the recent report, The Slow Death of Great Cities? Urban abandonment or urban renaissance ; and

Mr Richard Best, Director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, responsible for major research programmes and experiments in urban regeneration, housing demand and social policy.

There will be a question and answer session after each speaker and an opportunity for general debate at the end of the seminar, which will be followed by a reception.


Note to editors:

If you would like to attend the seminar or would like more information, please contact Rebecca Morris on 020 7955 6226, email: r.morris@lse.ac.uk| or
Nicola Harrison on 0207 955 6330,email: n.harrison@lse.ac.uk|

25 June 1999