School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

GURU 25 Celebratory Events

April to December

18 April 2018 - The School recently hosted the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) Heads of Schools Meeting between 18-20 April  This is the first time the meeting has been held within the UK, welcoming about 90 delegates from 45 universities from across Europe and beyond.  The event also marked the launch of the 25th anniversary of the School’s Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) with a keynote speech by Emeritus Professor Patsy Healey OBE. “Thanks to excellent team efforts, the event proved to be a major success in showcasing our research and teaching strengths and reaffirming our commitment to European and international collaborations.” Prof Simin Davoudi, Director of GURU.  

25 April 2018 - Planning - A Participatory Sport?

May-Oct 2018 - Canny Planners - Workshops with Local Schools and Youth Councils

May-Dec 2018 - GURU Conversations - Podcast

21 May 2018 - Planning for Healthier Diets - Venue: The Core

13 June 2018 - Methods Workshop. Interrogating Form: Creative and Cultural Participatory Practice

October 2018 - Digital Methods for Urban Research - workshop, venue: Urban Sciences Building

October 2018 - The Changing Face of Environmental Planning Research - venue tbc

November 2018 - Guest Lecture and Workshop

December 2018 - Launch of GURU Timeline 1993-2018 

GURU Symposium

GURU Symposium 2017 provided stimulating discussion with leading scholars from across the UK in relation to GURU's research themes. It discussed key questions facing each theme, profile GURU research addressing these challenges and offer opportunities for future collaboration. 

The symposium was held 25 - 26 May 2017 at The Core, Science Central.

Download a copy of the GURU Symposium Agenda.