Centre for Urban History

Monday 22 May 2023.

A City and its Footprint: Thinking about Leicester and the Environment

At 2-4pm on Monday 22 May, Professor Carl Nightingale (University of Buffalo, SUNY) will lead a discussion on ‘A City and its Footprint: Thinking About Leicester and the Environment’, in Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1, also in the Attenborough Seminar Block on the main campus.

For further information please email Richard Ansell ra437@leicester.ac.uk

Carl Nightingale is a professor at the Department of Transnational Studies at the University of Buffalo, SUNY. he has published widely in fields of African American History, urban history, and world history. His book Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities was co-winner of the World History Association Jerry Bentley Award for best book in world history 2012. His most recent book, Earthopolis: A Biography of our Urban Planet explores city’s relationship to nature.

Abstract: In this discussion, Carl will offer some thoughts about how cities interact with their urban footprint. He will focus on global connections as well as thinking about how urban infrastructure, communities, and even individual buildings all relate to the environment in multiple ways. This will serve as a basis for the audience to discuss how Leicester is successfully managing its city and how it might do so in a more sustainable manner.

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