Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange

In March 2018 Kellogg launched a series of ‘lively’ debates to tackle urban issues such as affordable housing and rapid urbanisation.

The College will host seminars every two months for the next year so that a cross-section of people from different backgrounds can debate urban issues. The events are open to the general public as well as members of Kellogg and the University of Oxford.

Historians, artists and architects launched the series of debates on 14th March, when they discussed whether public art has a place in, or as part of, the urban environment. Watch the first debate below.

This was followed by the second in the series on 25th April, which examined how urban heritage can be managed in today’s era of smart cities, emerging technologies, increasing population and rapid urban development.

Visiting Fellow David Toman, said: “The purpose of the seminar series is to spark lively debate with a cross-section of people from different backgrounds around some of the key urban issues affecting society today.

“We want to inform, challenge and entertain our audience and at the same time we want our audience to challenge our speakers on their subjects.”

“We hope the series will develop into a popular and successful addition to the college’s events.”

Kellogg Fellow David Howard added:

“We aim to bring together a mix of students, academics, practitioners and members of the public interested in cities and city-living. The main aim is to provoke discussion and constructive action, linking current best practice in urban development and emerging areas of research. The seminars are open to all, and are centred on evidence-based knowledge and an ethos of research-practice-educate.”

Forthcoming Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange events:

10th October 2018          AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

28th November 2018      HEALTHY CITIES

16th January 2019           URBAN PLANNING

6th March 2019              BREXIT, UNIVERSITIES & REGIONAL ‘REGENERATION’

15th May 2019                COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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The KUKE events take place in the College Hub between 16:30-19:00. Tea and coffee will be provided from 16:30-17:00, with a drinks reception and food to follow.

All are welcome to join us and take part in the discussion. Booking is required for KUKE events, please visit this page to access further information about each forthcoming event.