4×4 Manchester: City of Change – Destruction

Date: - 19:30
Organiser: URBED
Location: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY

4×4 is a series of ‘TED-talk’ style events exploring the cities and urban places where we are increasingly choosing to build our lives. Held on four consecutive Wednesdays in May each event will feature four diverse and interesting speakers, followed by a lively audience debate.

This year our overall theme is “City of Change” and at this event we are exploring the topic of “Destruction”.


1. Hattie Andrews – Director/Founder of The Politics Project, providing young people with political education and supporting them to use their voices.

2. Liza Fior – Co-founder and Architect at muf architecture/art, a practice with a reputation for pioneering and innovative projects that address social, spatial and economic infrastructures.

3. Prof Cecilia Wong – Professor of Spatial Planning at The University of Manchester and Director of the Spatial Policy & Analysis Lab at the Manchester Urban Institute.

4. Dr Julia Meaton – Course leader, MSc Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management at the University of Huddersfield.


Please note that doors will open at 5.15 and there will be a range of drinks and snacks on sale at the bar. Talks will start at 5.45


Academy of Urbanism and The Urban Design Group.


Aecom, BDP, Civic Engineers, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Hawkins Brown Architects, HTA Design Limited, igloo Regeneration, Manchester School of Architecture, Nexus Planning, OPEN (Optimised Environments), Planit-IE, RTPI Young Planners, Turley, U+I

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