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MANCHESTER: Leading the Way?

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Hosted by our friends at the Twentieth Century Society:

A talk by Jonestheplanner – Adrian Jones & Chris Matthews

Date: 7 March, 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS

Tickets: £8 (no concessions) at the door.

Jonestheplanner (Adrian Jones and Chris Matthews) take an irreverent and perceptive look at recent architecture and planning decisions in Manchester. They explore the character, architecture and urban design of what aspires to be England’s second city and consider the influences shaping its planning and transport policies. These include the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and ‘devoManc’, as well as the process and politics of development and regeneration. Drawing from the experience of other major cities they suggest that despite the impressive scale of new development, Manchester is really not being ambitious enough about its future.

Adrian Jones is a town planner and urban designer, formerly Director of Planning and Transport for the City of Nottingham and member of CABE’s national Design Review Panel. Chris Matthews is a local historian and graphic designer whose wry photographs reveal the unexpected in the urban landscape. They jointly blog as www.jonestheplanner.co.uk and published Cities of the North (Five Leaves Publications, 2016).

C20 members and non-members welcome.


A Twentieth Century Society Northwest event

Photo: Mancunian Way barriers, literal, psychological and metaphorical © Chris Matthews

Later Event: March 31
Mooch up the Crescent