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Reimagining Hull - The City of Culture: Lecture and Reception

Thursday, 14 September 2017 at 6:00PM - 9:00PM
The Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AA
RTPI Yorkshire

The 2017 RTPI Yorkshire Lecture and Reception

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Reimagining Hull: The City of Culture

City of CultureWe are delighted to be taking our main networking event to Hull this year and are thrilled that our Lecture will be delivered by Martin Green, CEO and Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Humber BridgeThe UK City of Culture title is designed to use culture as a catalyst for economic and social regeneration. It also aims to help cities develop a broader arts and culture sector, as well as attract increased business investment and boost tourism.

2017 is set to be a life changing year for the City of Hull that will leave behind a significant legacy for years to come. Martin will discuss how hosting the UK City of Culture is part of the City’s long-term plan to harness its heritage and culture to change perceptions of the city, attract investment and create much needed jobs for local people. He will explore how the City of Culture project was constructed and curated and what the dramatic effect has been on the City to date. From a wider perspective, he'll talk about the UK Cities of Culture project, its role in the arts and regeneration and how it can help transform 10 cities over the next 40 years. He will also consider how Hull’s experience could assist Leeds in its bid for European Capital of Culture 2023.

Lecture image 2017The Lecture will be followed by an informal canape and drinks networking Reception in the Guildhall, attended by the RTPI President, Stephen Wilkinson, and the RTPI Head of Policy and Research, Richard Blyth.

The evening will also include the presentation of our 2017 RTPI Yorkshire Award for Planning Excellence

All this for only £10 + vat! And free for all students in full-time education, of whatever age.

Please book and pay online below.

Payment can be made either through PayPal, or by credit or debit card (check out as a 'guest').

If you experience any difficulty in booking online, or you are a full-time student and would like a free place, please contact

Why not come to Hull for a bit longer and find out more about this unique city. We are offering an optional free afternoon study tour: Cultural Regeneration in Action. There are limited places for this tour so it would be advisable to book early!

  • Find out what's on at Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Our thanks go to Hull City Council for kindly hosting our Lecture and Reception and to our sponsors: Delta-Simons, Local Transport Projects, re-form and Rollits. 

Further sponsorship opportunities are still available, for details please contact

Hull City of Culture

Rollits2        Delta-Simons

Local Transport Projects  re-form