4×4 Manchester: Sportcity, The Reunion

Organiser: Academy of Urbanism
Location: Lecture theatre 201, Mabel Tylecote Building, MMU Manchester Campus

4×4 Manchester is back for 2015!

4×4 Manchester will happen every Wednesday evening in May. There will be 4 talks, each talk lasting 15 minutes, with time for a lively audience debate afterwards. The series is being hosted by Steve Connor of Creative Concern. Come along to one or all four!

Each week we will focus on a different area of Manchester which has undergone regeneration. We will invite 4 people involved in the regeneration process at various times back together for a Reunion. They will be speaking about the project from different perspectives, and through this process we will review the regeneration process and outcomes, the successes and failures, as well as understand what the pressures were at the time of designing and building as well as take a look to the future of the area.

1. Hulme, The Reunion: Where we live 6th May

2. Sport City, The Reunion: Where we play 13th May

3. Salford Quays, The Reunion: Where we watch 20th May

4. Cultural Quarter? The Reunion: Where we imagine 27th May

Hulme: The Reunion BOOK!

Our first event will be about Hulme's regeneration. Over 20 years have passed since many of the buildings were completed and with the new MMU campus recently being finished, what better time to reunite and compare notes. Championed by David Rudlin, Director of URBED.

Sport City: The Reunion – BOOK!

The second event will be all about Sport City, and East Manchester's regeneration journey. Championed by Jaimie Ferguson, Design Director at Turley.

Salford Quays: The Reunion – BOOK!

The third event will be about the renewal of Salford Quays moving from from industrial to the arts and media. Championed by Lindsay Whitley, Senior Urban Designer at White Young Green.

Cultural Quarter?: The Reunion – BOOK!

The last event will focus on what part culture plays in the regeneration of our city. Championed by Steve Connor, Chief Executive of Creative Concern.

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