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



00 // Penny Woolcock: Fantastic Cities: Modern Art Oxford presents an exhibition from artist and director Penny Woolcock exploring personal stories of how power and influence impact marginalised communities in Oxford and Los Angeles (Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, Until March 3)

00 // Making it Happen: New Community Architecture: This free exhibition charts and celebrates the coming together of communities and architects to craft and create spaces that work for all (RIBA, London, Until April 27)

04 // Seeing the City in Digital Times: Digital technologies for making, distributing and viewing cities are more and more pervasive. This talk from Prof Gillian Rose will explore the implications of that digital mediation both for citizens and critical academic scholarship (Royal Holloway University, Egham, February 4)

07 // Towards inclusive, sustainable and dignified cities: A talk from Peter North, whose research focuses on links between economies, livelihoods and environments that are not exploitative and which provide an alternative to unsustainable forms of growth and development (University of Liverpool, Liverpool, February 7)

09 // The Changing Face of the High Street: Part of the ‘Layers of London’ event series, this talk examines how the high street and shopping habits have transformed over the last thirty years. Are we seeing another change as gentrification takes hold? (London Metropolitan Archives, London, February 9)

09 // Peter Finch: Real Cardiff, the Flourishing City: The polymath poet, editor, essayist and psychogeographer Peter Finch presents his newest work on Cardiff. He will tell tales of his native city, read poems, and reveal hidden histories (Cornerstone, Cardiff, February 9)

15 // OK Google, Let’s Talk Cities: All Things Urban London Meetup @ Google will bring together people to build a network of city-lovers. The event features a talk by Michael Tymoff, Google’s Mountain View Development Director, who will tell how Google plans to transform the company’s hometown from a place for cars to a place for people (Google, Kings Cross, London, February 15)

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