THE LONELY PLANNER

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Informal talks by research students from the UCL Bartlett School of Planning (University of London) about a place where they have lived and the local culture and planning issues of the area. Experiences from different parts of the world are brought to life through multi-media presentations, followed by discussions and a post-talk meal held at a restaurant from that culture wherever possible.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Call for new Lonely Planners is on!

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THE IDEA

The Lonely Planner is an informal initiative from and for UCL Bartlett Planning PhD students, although the talks are OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED.

WHAT IS IT? : Informal talks on places, spatial practices, planning policies, etc.

WHY DO IT? : Learn and discuss about certain places through the speakers’ first-hand knowledge of them

HOW CAN IT BE PRESENTED? : Open to the creativity of the presenter. From descriptions, narratives, stories, etc. using materials considered adequate, such as computer presentations, texts, poems, images or videos.

The presentation is then followed by a meal at a restaurant related to the presented country, region, city...

If you’re a Bartlett Planning PhD student and you’re interested in making a future talk let us know.

If you're not a Bartlett Planning PhD student you're always welcome to join us in the talks.

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SESSIONS ORGANISERS

Adiwan Aritenang ; Alexandra Gomes ; Amparo Tarazona ; Burak Buyukcivelek ; Daniel Fitzpatrick ; Chia-Lin Chen ; Diego Garcia ; Kiavash Soltani ; Lucy Natarajan ; Michael Manlangit ; Tian Miao (Julie); Livia de Andreis; Antoine Zammit; Aaron Mo; Xiaoqing Zhang; Paul Hildreth; Katayoun Karampour; Hooman Foroughmand; Martín Arias; Tatiana Moreira de Souza; Jae Kwang Lee; Elisabeta Ilia; Pablo Astorga; Dan Durrant; Sonia Freire; Yixiang Sun; Feng-Shu Chang; Kai-Jen Cheng; Yuqi Liu; Xuan Li

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THE SESSIONS

25th Lonely Planner: 'Unseen Tours to London Bridge' by Elisabeta Ilia
22nd March 2014, 3pm, London Bridge area with John Smallshaw (tour guide)
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24th (Not so) Lonely Planner talk : 'When Agrarian Tradition Meets Urbanisation: an East Asian Story' by BSP East Asian PhD group
14th February 2014, 6pm, Wates House - room 5.17
Post-talk dinner at Wates House
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23rd Lonely Planner talk : 'GALICIA: there is more to Spain than just Flamenco' by Sonia Freire Trigo
29th January 2014, 5pm, Wates House - room 5.17a
Post-talk dinner at 'Don Pepe' restaurant
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22nd Lonely Planner talk : 'Christmas Special Lonely Planner' [Different Countries] by BSP PhD Students
6th December 2013, 5pm, Wates House - room G.01
Post-talk dinner cooked by PhD students
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21st Lonely Planner talk : 'Driving over Lemmings: Travels on the edge of Europe' [NORWAY] by Dan Durrant
1st November 2013, 5pm, Wates House - room 5.01
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20th Lonely Planner talk : 'Understanding the Mapuche conflict' [CHILE] by Juan Astorga and Carmen Morales
5th July 2013, 3pm, Wates House - room 5.17a/b
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19th Lonely Planner talk : 'I say ROMANIA, you say...on stereotypes, national identities, and other matters' by Elisabeta Ilia
22nd May 2013, 5.15pm, Wates House - room 5.17b
Post-talk dinner at 'La Gogu' restaurant
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18th Lonely Planner talk : 'Lonely Planner goes to the SURREY HILLS' by Paul (and Vichy) Hildreth
27th April 2013, 10.30am, Boxhill & Westhumble railway station
Lunch at 'Polesden Lacey'

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17th Lonely Planner talk : 'GANGNAM : the world's best-selling town in 2012' by Jae Kwang Lee
6th March 2013, 5.00pm, Wates House - room 5.17a
Post-talk dinner at 'Naru' Korean restaurant
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16th Lonely Planner talk : 'São José dos Campos: BRAZIL's Centre of Aerospace Technology' by Tatiana Moreira de Souza
6th December 2012, 5.00pm, Wates House - room 4.01
Post-talk dinner at 'Barraco Cafe' Brazilian restaurant
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15th Lonely Planner talk : 'CHILE: Struggles and geographies of the neoliberal paradise' by Martín Arias
15th November 2012, 5.00pm, Wates House - room 4.01
Post-talk dinner at the BSP
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14th Lonely Planner talk : 'Representation of TEHRAN: The wonderland of modernisation' by Katayoun Karampour and Hooman Foroughmand.
16th May 2012, 5.00pm, Wates House - room 5.17a
Post-talk dinner at the 'Little Persia'
restaurant
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13th Lonely Planner talk : 'TBILISI: City at the crossroads of history and political change' by Paul Hildreth.
29th March 2012, 5.30pm, Wates House - room 5.17a
Post-talk dinner at the 'Iberia'
Georgian restaurant
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12th Lonely Planner talk : 'XI'AN: The Partitioned City in History' by Xiaoqing Zhang.
21st February 2012, 5.00pm, Wates House - room 4.01
Post-talk dinner at the 'Chilli Cool'
restaurant
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11th Lonely Planner talk : 'WROCLAW and the 200+ Dwarfs' by Aaron Mo.
6th December 2011, 5.00pm, Wates House - room 4.01
Post-talk dinner at the 'Bar Polski'
restaurant
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10th Lonely Planner talk : 'MALTA: Critical challenges for a small island state' by Antoine Zammit.
12th May 2011, 4.30pm, Wates House - room 4.01

Post-talk dinner at the 'Bistro 1'
restaurant
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9th Lonely Planner talk : 'L'AQUILA: Environment and reconstruction two years after the quake' by Livia de Andreis.
6th April 2011, 4.00pm, Wates House - room 4.01

Post-talk dinner at the 'Ciao Bella'
restaurant
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8th Lonely Planner talk : 'Chinese Gongfu & Economic Development in HENAN Province of Central China' by Tian Miao (Julie).
23rd February 2011, 4.30pm, Wates House - room 4.01

Post-talk dinner at the 'Joy King Lau' restaurant
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7th Lonely Planner talk : 'CAMPBELL RIVER: The death and re-birth of a resource-industry town' by Michael Manlangit.
19th January 2011, 4pm, Wates House - room 4.01

Post-talk dinner at the 'Maple Leaf' pub
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6th Lonely Planner talk : 'SINGAPOREAN Dreams: Aspiring to Build a Nation City Identity' by Lucy Natarajan.
10th November 2010, 3.30pm, Wates House - room 5.17b

Post-talk dinner at the 'Red'n Hot' restaurant
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5th Lonely Planner talk : 'BATAM: Indonesia's Free Trade Zone' by Adiwan Aritenang.
27th October 2010, 4pm, Wates House - room 4.01

Post-talk dinner at the 'Bali Bali' restaurant
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4th Lonely Planner talk : 'TAINAN: A Historical City in Taiwan' by Chia-Lin Chen.
3rd June 2010, 4.30pm, Wates House - room 5.17b

Post-talk dinner at the 'Leong's Legends Continued' restaurant
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3rd Lonely Planner talk : 'ANKARA: a city of conflicting ideologies' by Burak Buyukcivelek.
1st March 2010, 5pm, Wates House - room 4.01

Post-talk dinner at 'TAS' restaurant
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2nd Lonely Planner talk : 'GALICIA: (re)presenting a Spanish Regional Space' by Diego Garcia Mejuto.
20th January 2010, 4pm, Wates House - room 5.17b

Post-talk dinner at the 'Galicia' restaurant
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1st Lonely Planner talk : 'Cities of IRAN' by Kiavash Soltani.
3rd December 2009, 5pm, Wates House - room 5.17b
Post-talk dinner at the 'Galeria' restaurant

For a short review of the event see the Bartlett Think-Tank Blog
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