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Discover Planning, Urban Design and Environmental Management – Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Our cities and towns are shaped by decisions made every day by planners, urban designers and environmental managers.

On this Discover Day you'll find out more about how you can be involved in shaping the places we live. You’ll learn:

  • why cities and towns need to be adapted for the future;
  • how the built environment interacts with the natural world;
  • how planners, urban designers and environmental managers can help shape human behaviour by creating greener, friendlier and more sustainable cities;
  • what it’s like to study Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester;
  • the careers available in planning and environmental management, and how you can begin your journey.
Discover Planning, Urban Design and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester.

This Discover Day is a practical, hands-on experience with talks, demonstrations and practical tasks to give you a flavour of what planners, urban designers and environmental managers actually do. You’ll also get a chance to quiz our current students about what they enjoy about their course and the type of careers they hope to enter.

Manchester is a great place to study planning and environmental management. Based in the world’s first industrial city, we are one of the longest-established and largest planning schools in the country. As a vibrant, cosmopolitan, modern city, Manchester is the perfect 'urban laboratory' to help us understand how cities and the landscape work.

Provisional programme

(Please note this programme is subject to change.)

TimeActivity
9.30am–10am Arrival, registration and refreshments
10am–10.15am Welcome and introduction
10.15am–10.30am Presentation: Designing Greener Cities 
10.30am–11.15am Interactive workshop: urban design and environmental management task
11.15am–11.30am Presentation: Planning the Northern Powerhouse 
11.30am–12.15pm  Interactive workshop: northern powerhouse transport workshop 
12.15pm–1pm  Lunch
1pm–2.15pm Presentation: Studying Planning and Environmental Management at The University of Manchester (incorporating careers information)  
2.15pm–2.50pm  Question-and-answer session with current students
2.50pm–3pm How to find out more

Register for this Discover Day here.