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Cities for a Small Country

Wednesday 22 November,
6pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

What is the future of cities in the UK? Can city planning reverse the trend of social fragmentation? What role can urban regeneration play in reducing the rate of urban sprawl? Can a comprehensive regeneration blueprint allow for improvements in traffic, the natural environment and health or is it too little, too late?

In his lecture, Cities for a Small Country, Richard Rogers, architect, chairman of the Urban Task Force and member of Ken Livingstone's London cabinet, will be discussing the need to link the physical and the social in order to realise sustainable urban regeneration in English towns and cities.

This is the second in a series of LSE/RA Public Architecture Lectures given by international architects and urbanists, exploring the links between the social and physical environment in the contemporary city.

The next in the series is Designing Urban Regeneration. This will be given by Oriol Bohigas, architect and urban designer, whose work transformed the city of Barcelona and turned a redundant industrial area into a thriving urban community. This lecture will be on Thursday 30 November at 6pm in the Old Theatre at LSE.

Both events are free and open to all. No ticket is required. For further information on this event and forthcoming lectures organised by the LSE Cities Programme, please contact Michelle Langan on 020 7955 6828 or email architecture@lse.ac.uk.|


Journalists are invited to attend this lecture.

For further information, or to confirm attendance please email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk| or telephone Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7060.

Notes for Editors

  • Richard Rogers is one of the world's leading architects. His practice is responsible for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Lloyds of London and the new Welsh Assembly Building in Cardiff. Rogers is co-author with Professor Anne Power, co-ordinator of LSE Housing, of a new book entitled Cities for a Small Country .
  • The Cities Programme is an international centre open to architects, engineers, city planners, social scientists, community groups, public servants and leaders in the private sector. The LSE Cities Programme offers degree courses at  Masters, and Doctoral levels. It aims to relate urban design to urban society through teaching, research and consultancy.

25 October 2000