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Urban Utopias: searching for the city we want to live in

Sat 12.09.20
4PM5:30pm
GMT+1 / British Summer Time
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What could an egalitarian, affordable and sustainable city look like? This event will explore the potential for socialist, communitarian and green utopias in city design and planning, how that potential gets blocked by the property industry and what we can do about it. Join our panel of academics and activists as we discuss these utopian visions and what stands in their way. We'll be using visual material and breakout groups to encourage everyone to participate.

Organised by Southwark Transformed

Speakers:

Bob Colenutt works at Oxford Brookes University and is the author of the recent 'The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality Behind The Housing Crisis

Harpreet Aujla is a planning solicitor at Southwark Law Centre, advising and empowering people and communities facing the prospect of regeneration schemes. She also seeks to raise awareness of how to influence planning policy to create a better city.

Owen Hatherley is Cultural Editor for Tribune and is the author of a remarkable number of excellent books on architecture, cities, and political aesthetics. These include Trans-Europe Express: Tours of a Lost Continent, Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings and the forthcoming Red Metropolis.’

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Marion Roberts is an activist in her local Labour Party and JVL. She is Emeritus Professor of Urban Design at the University of Westminster and has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles on urban design, the night time city and on gender and urban planning.’

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