// A pick of the best upcoming events exploring cities, urbanism, architecture and urban life  //

// APRIL //

00 // Saving the city: In this exhibition, architecture practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners highlight the need for a revolution in housing supply with well-designed, factory-produced, fast-build, high-performance, affordable homes (The Architecture Centre, Bristol, UK, Until April 8)

00 // It will never work: This exhibition explores the work of regeneration specialists Urban Splash over the last 25 years, whose unusual approach has often been met with cries of ‘it will never work’  (RIBA North, Liverpool, UK, Until June 16)

03 // Citizen Jane: Battle for the City: A screening of the acclaimed documentary film which tells the story of how writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fought to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s (Architecture Club, Frome, UK, April 3)

05 // Property and the politics of regeneration: Why does economic regeneration so often drive out those it is supposed to benefit? Laurie Macfarlane, co-author of The Economics of Housing and Land, will discuss the relationship between the housing market and the rest of the economy, as well as ‘arts-led regeneration’ (Resort Studios, Margate, UK, April 5)

06 // Scottish Urban Students Forum: A new annual forum for all young people interested in the future of urban planning and the built environment in the UK, hosted by The Urban Society of Heriot-Watt. The theme for the inaugural event is ‘Perspectives in Placemaking: The future of Planning and the Built Environment’ and will include talks and discussion (Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, UK, April 6)


16 // Future and change in architecture: As other industries around it continue to evolve, what new approaches can prove to be disruptive for architecture? What does the future of the built environment look like? This talk will examine trends in science and technology that can reframe the current state of architecture (Future Cities Catapult, London, UK, April 16)

17 // Capital City launch night: The launch of Capital City, an exhibition and series of events that examines the relationship between money and property in London, and its effects on citizens’ lives. Iain Sinclair, renowned poet, writer and filmmaker on London life, will give a talk (London College of Communication, London, UK, April 17)

19 // Creating a healthy built environment for older people: In a time of a rapidly ageing population, urban planning and design needs to respond in order to me more inclusive and enabling. This seminar from Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) brings together a range of speakers to tackle the topic (Manchester, UK, April 19)

21–22 // Experiencing architecture: Two events — one an experiential encounter, the other a symposium — that explore the dynamic and reciprocal nature of architectural experience (Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, April 21–22)

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