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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

This talk is part of the Land Economy Departmental Seminar Series. It will be presented by Professor Michael Neuman, Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, University of Westminster.

With the release of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Report Partnering for Prosperity on the East-West Arc in November, the government signalled its support of a significant initiative in city-region development.  With its focus on the economic development of the Cambridge-Oxford corridor, it scarcely looks at the greater London region. Moreover, the report suggests that the government seeks to strike an infrastructure for housing “deal” in which it provides the infrastructure and local governments provide and incentivise housing, both to support economic development.  This talk examines the proposed deal and what has been omitted, in the context of city-region planning and design initiatives in Europe and North America.

Michael Neuman is Professor of Sustainable Urbanism at the University of Westminster in London, England and principal of the Michael Neuman Consultancy. His works have been translated into nine languages. His recent books include Engendering Cities, The Futures of the City Region, The Imaginative Institution, and Building California´s Future. Dr. Neuman has been awarded best article awards in Town Planning Review, European Planning Studies and the Journal of the American Planning Association, and other awards ranging from the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Science Foundation to the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, the Planning Institute of Australia and the Spanish and Catalan governments. His interests span cities and urbanism, planning, design, engineering, sustainability, resilience, infrastructure, and governance. He earned his doctorate from UC Berkeley and masters from the University of Pennsylvania, both in City and Regional Planning.

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
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Mill Lane Lecture Room 1