The University and the City: An Urban Design Colloquium

Wednesday 2 May 2012 - 14:00
SBE Lecture Theatre, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham

The colloquium examines the spatial relationship between the university and the city. It examines the contribution of architecture and urban design to the teaching and learning experience, the synergies between the university as a place of innovation and the city as a place of learning, and the contribution of the university to urban regeneration.

The colloquium seeks to establish a framework of a more sustainable relationship between the university and the city, one that brings together global competitiveness with civic local engagement, balances economic and societal innovation, delivers good urban design and promotes urban transformation across scales.


2:00 - Introduction: Dr Katharina Borsi, Urban Design Research Group, University of Nottingham

2:20 - Session 1: Prof David Chiddick CBE, Former Vice Chancellor Lincoln University

2:40 - Session 2: John Lock, Director of 2012 Office at University of East London

3:00 - Break

3:20 - Session 3: John Worthington, Co-Founder of DEGW

3:40 -Session 4: Andrew Harrison, Director of Spaces That Work Ltd

4:00 - Session 5: Lawrence Barth, Architectural Association

4:20 - Round Table Discussion, Chaired by Dr Renee Tobe, University of East London

Attendance is free but please register with