Sunday, 15 March 2015

Mono 68 urban planning event

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee:
Mono 68: One city, One month, One camera
Photographs by Phil Thomson, Dundee, November 1968
Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee

To accompany this highly popular exhibition we have arranged another special event:

Monday 16th March at 5.30pm

The Changing Face of Urban Planning – a series of short talks followed by a discussion exploring how planning has changed in Dundee and other cities over the years. Why was so much of the city demolished and are we more sympathetic towards conservation of the built environment today?

The event will start in the Lamb Gallery then move into Room T4 for four presentations:

Jack Searle of Dundee Civic Trust will describe his memories of planning in Dundee in the 1960s and discuss the decisions made at that time.

Barbara Illsley, who recently retired as a senior lecturer in Town & Regional Planning, will discuss Whitfield as a case study of development, demolition and regeneration.

Deborah Peel, Professor of Architecture & Planning, will discuss how attitudes to urban planning have changed over the years, and the increasing recognition of the value of conservation.

Finally, Gordon Birrell of the Housing department at Dundee City Council will describe the renovation programme for Dundee’s remaining multis.

Please meet in the Lamb Gallery. Attendance is free but places are limited so please reserve a seat via Eventbrite.

The exhibition runs until 21st March and is open Monday to Friday (9.30am to 8.30pm) and Saturday (9.30am to 4.30pm).