Unique opportunity to learn about regeneration of Leicester

Local universities will be offering a unique opportunity to learn about various aspects of the regeneration of Leicester from key people involved in the city's recent transformation on Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July.

The first Leicester Urban Summer School, which is hosted by our University, will be held at locations throughout the city. 

Sessions will be run by leading experts in architecture, urban design, planning and local government in order to highlight practical examples of the combined ways in which architecture, history, urban design and policy are all contributing to Leicester's regeneration. 

Loretta Lees, Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Geography, said: “This is an exciting cross disciplinary and cross institutional initiative within urban studies that draws on the expertise of academics but also importantly Leicester City Council. We use Leicester as an urban laboratory within which to investigate its urban pasts and urban futures (re)valuing what this unique city has to offer.”

The Leicester Urban Summer School is organised by the Leicester Urban Observatory which is a collaboration between practitioners at Leicester City Council and leading academics at three local universities: De Montfort University, University of Leicester and Loughborough University. 

The programme will run from 11am to 5pm on Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday. 

The fee of £50 covers attendance at all sessions and materials and refreshments and a buffet lunch on both days.