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22 April 2010
Leading architect and award winning urban planner Roger Evans will argue that we will all need to aim far higher in terms of design quality if we are to succeed in building sustainable communities fit for the future.
In a public lecture at the Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning Roger Evans who is also managing director of studio|REAL, author of the Urban Design Compendium 2, and masterplanner of the multiple award-winning Harlow urban extension, will set out the principles and processes of urban design which will deliver sustainable places.
Aimed at everyone involved in shaping and maintaining the built environment, the Sam Romaya Memorial Lecture will be used to explore the barriers to good design identified in the Urban Design Compendium 2 written for the English Homes and Communities Agency. Roger Evans will describe the experimental urban design work being undertaken at Newhall, Harlow and outline the basis of best practice placemaking.
The Sam Romaya Memorial Lecture is part of the School of City and Regional Planning’s innovation and engagement programme and will be chaired by Professor John Punter.
Professor Punter said: "Urban design is fundamental to adding social, economic and environmental value to our neighbourhoods and ensuring that they are sustainable. One of our School’s strengths lies in the area of sustainable urban design and this lecture provides the opportunity to learn from an expert practitioner in this field."
The public lecture will take place on Tuesday 27 April at 5.30pm in the University’s Glamorgan Building on King Edward V11 Avenue in Cardiff. The event is free and open to members of the public. Places can be booked by contacting Evelyn Osborne via email at OsborneE1@cardiff.ac.uk
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