HEDQF First Annual Conference: The University and the City

Date & Time:16th June 2015

This conference was organised together with the Manchester School of Architecture, which is part of both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University and is located in The Corridor, a unique business location in 243 acres at the heart of Manchester’s knowledge economy, the largest academic campus in the UK and the largest clinical academic campus in Europe.

During the day, conference sessions and discussion explored and debated aspects of those relationships in Manchester, elsewhere in Great Britain, and internationally and considered the role that design and sustainability have in achieving success and reinforcing the identity of the city-university partnership. Students gave insights into their experiences and the conference fostered a discussion on how to join up development sites for the benefit of the people who live and work in the city and for the university. Delegates also had the opportunity to take part in optional tours of adjacent projects.