This talk, being given at Leicester University this week, looks of interest to Transitioners…
A free public lecture at the University of Leicester is set to compare European cities with Leicester
Professor Franco Bianchini will deliver the lecture called ‘Creative Cities’ at 5.30pm on Wednesday 24 March.
Professor Bianchini is the author of a number of books on urban themes, including Urban Mindscapes of Europe, Cultural Policy and Urban Regeneration, as well as the groundbreaking, The Creative City. He will continue the series of lectures on ‘The City and the Country’, hosted by universities across the East Midlands, by discussing European comparisons with Leicester and other medium-size cities.
Franco Bianchini has acted as advisor and researcher for many organizations including Arts Council England, the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
Professor Douglas Tallack, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) and Head of the College of Arts, Humanities and Law at the University of Leicester, commented:
“Cities in the UK have much to learn from European cities, not least in maximising the economic and social benefits of culture and creativity. This lecture by Franco Bianchini continues the series of public lectures at the University of Leicester on the themes of cities, the countryside and their intersections. The series continues on 5th May, when Adrian Jones will speak on the theme of ‘Can planning save the city and the countryside?’
“I have been delighted not simply by the very large turnout for the series but by the proportion of the audience from off-campus, and the interactions during the Reception following the lecture. I hope that this week’s lecture will, again, bring together people from the region and the University of Leicester.”
The lecture takes place at 5.30pm on Wednesday 24 March in the Attenborough Film Lecture Theatre at the University of Leicester.