18:30 - 20:30 26 June 2012
Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London
The Annual Professor Sir Peter Hall Public Lecture 2012
Professor Michael Hebbert, University of Manchester
Professor Michael Hebbert teaches town planning at the University of Manchester. He was involved in Crossrail design review, is the author of London, More by Fortune than Design and was Peter Hall’s PhD student at the University of Reading in 1970–3.
With blue hoardings and construction diversions marking its route all across the capital from Heathrow to the Thames Gateway, the east-west Crossrail has taken over from the Olympics as Britain’s largest construction project, and will remain so for several years ahead. Michael Hebbert tells the shifts and turns of Crossrail’s planning history, highlighting the Canary Wharf factor, and he looks ahead to the completion of the railway and the insertion of its stations into London’s urban fabric. What better topic for a celebratory Sir Peter Hall Lecture than this mix of SE regional planning history, London geography, Docklands Non-Plan, transport as the maker and breaker of cities, futurology and railwayana?
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