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Space Matters - the hard thing to say is how it matters

Thursday 31 October, 6.30pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Cities should surprise us more than they do, says Bill Hillier, the original pioneer of the methods for the analysis of spatial patterns known as 'space syntax'.

In Space Matters: the hard thing is to say how it matters, an illustrated lecture on Thursday 31 October at LSE, Bill Hillier will describe his 'configurational emergence' approach to space which challenges the theoretical assumption that space is just the neutral reception of whatever society imposes on it.

Bill Hillier is Professor of Architectural and Urban Morphology, chairman of the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies and director of the Space Syntax Laboratory at University College London.

Professor Richard Burdett, director of the Cities Programme at LSE, will chair this event, which is free and open to all.


For press information, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 


The Cities Programme public events continue with:

  • Projects that Change Cities for Good or Ill: New York and its future
    Professor Alexander Garvin, vice president for planning, design and development at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and one of the key decision makers involved in the reconstruction of Ground Zero draws on his experience in a lecture on the wider role of public space and urban design.
    Tuesday 26 November; 6.30pm; Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
  • Public Space and the City: Barcelona and the European urban tradition
    Professor Joan Busquets, leading international practitioner and theoretician in urban design, will give a critical account of the urban policy and regeneration strategies in Barcelona.
    Thursday 5 December; 6.30pm; Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

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22 October 2002