// A CALENDAR of the UK’s best upcoming events exploring cities, urbanism, architecture and urban life  //



18 // The Inclusive City: Shaping Places for Everyone: Part of the Liveable City conference, this seminar focuses on the political process of moving from vision to action, making cities work for everyone (Arch 7 Mayfield, Manchester, 18 November)

19 // Temporary Sculpture – Testing Places: Professor Charles Quick, co-founder of the project In Certain Places which works with artists to question and shape the places in their city, will reflect on the role of temporary sculptures in engaging local communities (University of Bristol, Bristol, 18 November)

20 // Zero Carbon City: Part of the Liveable City conference, this event will explore how public and private sector leaders in cities will need to work together to create the sustainable communities of the future (Arch 7 Mayfield, Manchester, 20 November)

23 // Public Art and Estate Regeneration in Canary Wharf: This urban exploration led by Summer Haly, urbanist and public art enthusiast, invites participants to think critically about the role of public art as a catalyst for urban regeneration (Cabot Square, London, 23 November)

25 // Violence and Fragmentation of Urban Spaces in Rio: Focusing on the case of Rio de Janeiro, this talk will examine how spatial marginalisation and governance gaps in cities are exploited by non-state armed groups (UCL, London, 25 November)

29 // Imprint: A publishing fair exploring the city through print. Imprint is a new space for art, architecture and publishing, exploring the diverse ways people are using printed matter to think and talk about cities (The Building Centre, London, 29 November – 1 December)


04 // The urban challenge: Making cities that work: This public lecture by Professor Tony Venables will look at the economics that underpins city performance and discuss the policy challenges that cities face (University of York, York, 4 December)

08 // Politics & Architecture: Palaces, Paradises and Purgatories: A workshop exploring how architecture interacts with people’s everyday lives and how it is deployed and manipulated (Pushkin House, London, 8 December)

09 // (re)Claiming Spaces: Play and Child-Friendly Environments: A lunchtime lecture from Dr Sukanya Krishnamurthy, looking at cities from the points of view of children (The Link, Loanhead, 9 December)

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