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YU Event / Second Cities: Manchester to Marseille
November 30, 2015 @ 18:30 - 20:30 GMT
Join us for the culminating event of our Small Grants Scheme recipient Charlie Critchell, whose Second Cities project travelled from Manchester to Marseilles, recording an ambitious rail journey, the connections, and onward connections, and actively engaged rail users along the way.
Travelling from Manchester, the city aspiring to be the UK’s second city, down to France’s established second city, Marseille, revealed three fundamental themes: the level of connectivity to conventional and high-speed rail infrastructure, the interdependence of rail infrastructure and city regions, and the devolution of power between a country’s capital and second city.
We would like to invite Young Urbanist members, Academicians and any other interested people to join us for an exciting evening of discussion and collaboration. The event will include a talk, video, and interactive workshop with incredible illustrations and other outputs from the journey, using the lessons learned throughout the rail journey to rethink stations and their surroundings.