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Housing Urban Growth

Thursday 24 May, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

In March 2001 the government faced a backlash from countryside campaigners when they approved the building of an extra 15,600 homes a year on greenfield land in the south-east to meet the demands placed by population movement and estimated growth patterns. It is clear that the management of growth will need to adopt a new strategy.

In a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the award-winning Indian architect Charles Correa will discuss the city, globalisation and space, raising issues of direct relevance to the contemporary debate in Britain on the need for higher density, compact urban development.

The lecture will be held on Thursday 24 May at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, WC2A.

Charles Correa is a distinguished architect whose written and built work has consistently addressed the social issues of rapid urbanisation in developing countries. He has won numerous awards including an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Michigan (1980), the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1984), the Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Architects (1987), the Gold Medal of the International Union of Architects(1990), Praemium Imperiale from Japan (1994) and in 1998 The Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

The lecture is free and open to all, no ticket is required. For further information please contact Michelle Langan on 020 7955 6828 or email architecture@lse.ac.uk|

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Journalists are invited to this lecture. For further information or to reserve a press seat please contact Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|

11 May 2001

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