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Chris Smith MP to speak at LSE on Culture and Regeneration

Thursday 20 February, 6.30pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Chris Smith MP will speak on Culture and Regeneration in the first of a series of Jane Jacobs Lectures at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 20 February.

He will look at the potential regeneration impact of major new cultural buildings and the interrelationship between the building and its social setting. Smith was secretary of state for culture, media and sport from 1997 to 2001, during which time he successfully helped guide to completion a number of landmark lottery projects including the Tate Modern, the Eden Project, the Lowry Centre and the British Museum Great Court.

Michael Lynch, chief executive of the South Bank Centre, will then respond to the points raised by Chris Smith, giving his views on regeneration and cultural buildings. Professor Richard Sennett will chair the event.

This lecture is free and open to all. No ticket is required.

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To reserve a press ticket, contact Judith Higgin on 020 7955 7060 or email j.a.higgin@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This is the first in a series of Jane Jacobs Lectures by the Cities Programme at LSE. The series continues with:

  • Civic Monuments and Urban Spaces. Speaker: Charles Suamarez Smith. On: Tuesday 25 February; 6.30pm; Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
  • Animating the Concrete - the ghost in the machine. Speaker: John Tusa. Respondent: Professor Richard Sennett. On: Thursday 27 February; 6.30pm; Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

7 February 2003

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