The MA Architecture + Urbanism course is the Manchester School of Architecture's taught postgraduate course which conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Placemaking and the Future of Oxford Road

Placemaking and the Future of Oxford Road

A cities@manchester Urban Forum held in association with Corridor Manchester

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

June 23 5.30-7.30 pm

Oxford Road is the heart of Manchester’s knowledge economy and is rapidly transforming into an internationally renowned hub of culture, business, higher education, and innovation. In addition to the major transportation upgrades that will be undertaken in the near future, a wide range of organisations are working to create a vibrant, distinctive, and compelling destination that will attract shoppers, employees, students, and visitors alike.

In this Urban Forum, a panel of stakeholders will reflect on the opportunities and challenges of placemaking on Oxford Road and the transformation of this key district in Manchester over the coming years.

Panellists include:
Jo Beggs, Manchester Museums Partnership
Eamonn Canniffe, Manchester School of Architecture
Jayne Cartwright, Vinspired
Diana Hampson, University of Manchester
Toby Sproll, Bruntwood
Chair: Andrew Karvonen (Lecturer in Architecture & Urbanism, University of Manchester)

The panel discussion will be followed by complimentary drinks and nibbles and informal conversation.
This event also launches Stories From The Road - a collaboration between cities@manchester and UrbanWords - which maps Oxford Road via creative writing and celebrates the individual stories which inform, create and question our cities:
This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite:

images courtesy of MA A+U graduate Edward Cutler

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