Leicester Urban Observatory

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Walking Tour of Connecting Leicester & Pedestrian Priority Zone (T.C. 2018)

Outside the Riverside Cafe (western end of Newarke Close) 8 Newarke Close, Leicester, United Kingdom

Walking Tour of Connecting Leicester & Pedestrian Priority Zone  A 3.5km distance featuring an overview of Connecting Leicester Projects & the City Centre. Tour will include: Magazine Square, Jubilee Square, St Peter’s Square, Cathedral Gardens, Market Square, Town Hall Square, Orton Square and Welford Place.  Talks will focus on how public spaces and people-friendly streets have […]

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Cycling Tour of Waterside Regeneration (Transforming Cities 2018)

Outside the Riverside Cafe (western end of Newarke Close) 8 Newarke Close, Leicester, United Kingdom

Cycling Tour of Waterside Regeneration Zone A 10km (2hr) cycle featuring an overview of Waterside Regeneration Corridor. Tour will include: Bede Park, Rally Park, Abbey Park, Space Park & Grand Union Canal & Great Central Street.    Content on how public investment is leading development to deliver 3,000+ homes and 150 workplaces.  Led by DAVID BEALE  […]

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Cycling Tour of Managed Workspaces (Transforming Cities 2018)

Outside the Riverside Cafe (western end of Newarke Close) 8 Newarke Close, Leicester, United Kingdom

Cycling tour of Managed Workspaces in Leicester A 10km (2hr) cycle tour, featuring an overview of managed workspaces, incubation units and small business hubs. Tour will include: LCB Depot, Makers Yard, Phoenix Yard, Leicester Business Centre, Dock and Friars Mill. Content will explore how people-friendly places and streets are good for small businesses and start-up […]

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City Series – Civilised Streets

De Montfort University Vijay Patel Building, Leicester, England

City Series is a public lecture series in Leicester that delivers free events relating to a wide range of urban topics, such as architecture, history and geography. This is a collaboration between Leicester City Council, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, and Loughborough University, with speakers from those institutions and from the wider community. The […]

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Running Tour:Castle, Cultural Quarter & Campuses (Transforming Cities 2018)

Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre 50 Duns Lane, Leicester, United Kingdom

Running Tour of Castle, Cultural Quarter and Campuses Start the day with a  4 mile (6.6km) route in a choice of 3 different pace groups (8.30 / 9.30 / 10.30), taking about 35 to 45 minutes, to look at infrastructure changes which encourage walking and cycling in the city and the De Montfort University campus. Includes […]

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From Country House to Viceroy’s House: A journey with Sir Edwin Lutyens

New Walk Museum New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Martin Lutyens, Sir Edwin's great-nephew and Chairman of The Lutyens Trust, will explain how Edwin came to be the most celebrated British architect of his day. He will describe how Lutyens's style matured and evolved, from the early houses which made his name, through grander houses, public buildings and memorials, leading on to the building, over […]

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Leicester City Series: Towards Disaster Resilient Cities

Central Baptist Church Charles Street, Leicester, England, United Kingdom

For the latest 'City Series' event Ksenia Chmutina and Jonathan Vann will explore the causes of disasters impacting on urban environments around the world, and detail ways in which risk can be reduced. Dr Ksenia Chmutina is a Lecturer in Sustainable and Resilient Urbanism at the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, […]

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Reflections on 70 Years of Planning

City Hall 115 Charles Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

To celebrate the life of John Dean, the former President of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Head of Planning at Leicester City Council for over 20 years, there will be a special evening of talks held at City Hall in Leicester. Martin Bradshaw (ex Civic Trust Director and former RTPI President) and Sir Peter Soulsby […]

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City Series – Vibrant Leicester: Buzz and the New Urban Economy

LCB Depot 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, England, United Kingdom

City Series is a public lecture series in Leicester that delivers free events relating to a wide range of urban topics, such as architecture, history and geography. This is a collaboration between Leicester City Council, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, and Loughborough University, with speakers from those institutions and from the wider community. The […]

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Community Energy: Putting people at the heart of the energy transition

City Hall 115 Charles Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

For the latest Annual Low Carbon Lecture in Leicester, Emma Bridge will give a talk on the development of Community Energy. Emma is the Chief Executive of Community Energy England (CEE), the organisation that represents and supports those committed to the community energy sector. CEE was established by the sector to provide a voice for […]

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Lives in Crime: Exploring Everyday Life in Georgian Wales through the Court

Great Meeting House East Bond Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

A free public lecture by Dr Angela Muir (University of Leicester). Organised by the Leicester Georgian Interest Group. EVENT POSTPONED*EVENT POSTPONED*A fascinating talk from a leading local academic, this talk on Georgian history will take place in the Georgian era build Great Meeting House in the centre of Leicester. What can an alleged arson tell […]

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Urbanism in Focus- How we live together and Interact in Cities

LCB Depot 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, England, United Kingdom

A Debate and Discussion with ‘urban practitioners’ –led by Grant Butterworth, Head of Planning Leicester City Council.Brought to you by Leicester Urban Observatory as part of LCB Depot's Design for Life/Design Season 2022Urbanism in Focus: A public debate between built environment specialists on how we live together and interact in and around Cities (Public Session)Speakers […]

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