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City Lectures

Norwich University of the Arts presents a series of guest lectures for invited guests.

2013 NUA City Lecture


What Makes Enjoyable Places

Is there a role for Civil Society?
A NUA City Lecture by John Worthington, Director of the Academy of Urbanism and Co-Founder of DEGW in conjunction with FANN 2013

Tuesday 22 October 213

Good architects design meaningful spaces, however they do not become great places until they are inhabited and loved by individuals and institutions. John Worthington, a director of the Academy of Urbanism and Co-founder of DEGW, reflecting on spaces that have been special to him, will discuss the characteristics of urbanity and how the re-establishment of the Civil Society can reinforce a sense of individual ownership and responsibility to make better cities.

6pm for drinks, 6.30pm lecture. The length of the lecture will be approximately 45 minutes. The evening will close at 7.30pm.



Tuesday 22 October 213


NUA Lecture Theatre
Duke Street Building
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich NR3 3AJ

For directions visit Finding NUA.


To Clare Hill at rsvp@nua.ac.uk or 01603 756237 by Monday 29 April. Please bring your invitation with you.

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