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Tuesday Talks - Susan Parham, University of Hertfordshire

Dr. Susan Parham from the University of Hertfordshire will be joining us to talk about Allotments in Urban Areas. 

Dr Parham works as the University's Head of Urbanism at the Centre for Sustainable Communities, and in September 2015 was appointed as Academic Director of the newly established International Garden Cities Institute (IGCI) in Letchworth as part of the University's research partnership with the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation. Her particular research interests include the urbanism of Garden Cities and New Towns, as well as food and spatial design, sprawl retrofitting and transport oriented compact cities. Dr Parham also has 'process' expertise in engagement on planning and design issues.

Dr Parham has been exploring the design and planning connections between food and cities since the early 1990s. In late 2016 she published the research report 'Making Space for Food in Hatfield' with Ben McCabe and earlier in 2016 published a chapter "Shrinking Cities and Food: Place-making for Sustainable Renewal, Reuse and Retrofit' in the book Future Directions for the European Shrinking City (Eds. Hans Schlappa and William Neill) in the RTPI Routledge series. Two chapters are also completed for a Handbook of Landscape and Food for Routledge (edited by Tim Waterman and Josh Zeunert) that is due to appear in 2017. In 2015 Dr Parham completed a book for Bloomsbury entitled Food and Urbanism, delving into the interplay between food and place from the scale of the table to the region, while her 2012 book Market Place: Food Quarters, Design and Urban Renewal in London reported on primary research into food-centred regeneration processes that are transforming physical spaces and social practices in moribund market areas in contemporary London.u

Start Date: 16th January 2018 17:45 pm
End Date: 16th January 2018 18:30 pm
Location: 78 Chamber St, Whitechapel, London E1 8BL (Get Directions)