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RUPS REUNION: LONDON SITE VISITS AND LSE SEMINAR (30/31 March 2023)
@ RUPS Alumni years groups 2005 to 2015 – Don’t miss out on this unique event, subscribe today using the link below. Bookings will close by mid-February.
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Do not meet the criteria? We are able to extend the invitation to selected interested parties. Please email N.E.Holman@lse.ac.uk to express your interest.
Thursday 30 March:
10am to 5pm: Site Visits Programme
Day 1 of the reunion will give you the opportunity to get back in touch with London’s major urban development projects. Attendees will be split up in smaller groups and will spend the day riding the new Elizabeth Line (formerly Crossrail) and visiting key sites of interest. We have secured access to prominent sites such as the Olympic Village, Woolwich Arsenal and Old Oak Common, where we will receive updates on these developments from topic experts and will be able to engage with the bigger and smaller questions of how London is developing.
A day virtually unmissable!
7pm to 10pm: Dinner
Day 1 will finish with a relaxed self-funded dinner with your LSE year group friends. For each year group we will look for one volunteer to organise the dinner so that dietary budgetary preferences can be taken into account. If year groups would like to combine that is possible too.
Friday 31 March:
10am to 1pm: LSE Seminar Programme
Day 2 will bring you back to the LSE campus, which in itself has changed substantially since some of us were there. Attendees will gather in one of the new lecture theatres for an intellectually stimulating morning programme which will explore the significance of a large infrastructure project like Crossrail on the urban and regional development of London. With what we have seen on Day 1, do we think the right decisions have been made? Were these developments desirable and equitable? What lessons are there for the future, for London and for other cities?
A number of fantastic speakers have confirmed to be adding to the debate:
Tony Travers, Director of LSE London, Visiting Professor in LSE Department of Government, and well-known to RUPS Alumni for his high public profile. Tony specialises in local and regional government with a special focus on London.
Lisa Taylor, Executive Director of Future of London, an important think-tank. With an extensive background in project management, communications and stakeholder relations, Lisa focuses on strategy, connections and key projects including Crossrail.
John Siraut, Technical Director Economics at Jacobs, a consultancy. John specialises in the wider economic and social impacts of transport policies and investment, as well as advising on economic development and regeneration issues generally.
Alexander Jan, Chief Economic Adviser at London Property Alliance, an association representing stakeholders in Central London, and advisor to the Greater London Authority. Alex was Arup’s chief economist and has extensive professional expertise on regeneration and transport projects.
Including RUPS alumni with wide ranging backgrounds this will make for an memorable event!
1pm to 2pm: Buffet Lunch
Our official programme will end with a buffet lunch at the LSE, but with the weekend ahead you may choose to stick around a bit longer.
Costs: £20 contribution towards the Friday seminar including a buffet lunch. Thursday will be entirely self-funded.
We are bringing the RUPS community together on LinkedIn, where we will be publishing updates to the reunion programme too. If you are an alumni of the MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies programme, earch for “LSE MSc Regional & Urban Planning Studies” and join this private group.
The 2023 RUPS Reunion is being organised by Nancy Holman (RUPS Programme Director) and RUPS alumni: Anne Koeman-Sharapova, Stelios Rodoulis, Hala El Akl, Savannah Kuchera, Liz Cheyne, Duko Frankhuizen, Nicola Carnevali and Fanny Blanc.
very exciting program! looking forward to be back to the LSE Campus after all these years and see you again, Nancy!
I cannot wait to see you all!!