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Remaking Cities: A Catalyst for Change
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Inc.
October 4, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Join us for a reception and insightful discussion, honoring the University of Salford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Martin Hall.
CMU, Green Building Alliance, and Sustainable Pittsburgh are honored to host the University of Salford’s Vice-Chancellor,Professor Martin Hall, to share the University’s role and its strategies as a catalyst for change in the Manchester City region.
Universities have, and have always had, a key role in making and remaking cities. They are knowledge machines that can drive innovation and urban economic growth. Through their large influence, universities can contribute to their communities in many different ways.
Located in the City Region of Manchester, the University of Salford, along with the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, make up one of the highest concentrations of university students and staff in Europe. Together, these universities constitute a network that connects the City Region of Manchester to the rest of the world. The collateral benefits of these global connections to the continuing renewal of Manchester as a City Region remain unmeasured and, perhaps, immeasurable, however extremely invaluable.
The University of Salford has developed a specific strategy to connect with the Manchester City Region, serving as a catalyst for change. Join us as Dr. Martin Hall outlines this strategy as a basis for comparison with other post-industrial cities, such as Pittsburgh. Comparisons such as these can be particularly valuable in germinating new ideas for the very considerable challenges ahead of us in these uncertain times.
5:00-6:00 Networking, Hors d’oeuvres and wine served
6:00-6:05 Welcome and Introductions
Carlos Kearns, Associate to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford
Richard Piacentini, Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory
Donald Carter, Director, Remaking Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
6:05-6:35 Professor Martin Hall
6:35-7:00 Responses to Professor Martin Hall’s comments
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