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Re:urbanism: changing philosophies in cities

Re:urbanism responds to a need for a new design vocabulary and platform for debate to aid our cloned towns and cities.

Kelvin Campbell, director of urban design and development planning at Urban Initiatives, will explain the Re:urbanism principle in a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 3 March.

This lecture will state that we need urbanists with cities in their blood, not individual specialists designing urban spaces separately from each other. We need to start seeing our cities in a different time frame from architecture and encourage people from many diverse professions to sign up to the new manifesto or philosophy, including property developers, home owners, city dwellers, funding agencies, regional development agencies, traffic engineers, businesses and investors.

Kelvin Campbell will focus on a series of case studies where the Re:urbanism principles have proved successful, including Liverpool, Birmingham and Dublin.

Kelvin Campbell is director of urban design and development planning at Urban Initiatives. He is a member of the CABE Design Review Committee and Yorkshire Forward Urban Renaissance Panel with over 25 years experience in major urban development and regeneration projects. The author of several books, including By Design, and co-author of Reurbanism, Kelvin Campbell is a winner of the Irish Planning Institute Achievement Award and Royal Town Planning Institute Silver Jubilee Cup.

Kathryn Firth, LSE, will chair this event.

Re:urbanism: changing philosophies in cities is on Thursday 3 March at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

21 February 2005

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