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Urbanism 2009 Programme, part of Liverpool Biennial

16th - 20th September, 2009

Liverpool Biennial presents Urbanism 09: five days of exhibition, exploration, discussion and celebration along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, stretching through South Sefton and North Liverpool.

Urbanism 09 presents new commissions by international artists and architects invited to respond to the canal over the past year as well as the exhibition of muf’s Feral Arcadia and the five shortlisted designs for Waterworks, a mobile hub for watersports and environmental education on the canal.

The week includes Propositions for a Happy City from Artists, Activists and Architects on Thursday 17 September; the How to Design a Happy City conference on Friday 18 September, and on Saturday 19, a unique opportunity to speak to artist Rick Lowe who founded Project Row Houses, an inspirational program that bought 22 houses in the middle of one of Houston's poorest neighborhoods, and renovated them into art galleries, workshop spaces, offices and housing for young single mothers.

Visitors can travel from the Promising Land to Porto allegro during Propositions for the Happy City on 17 September 2009, to examine real case studies of creating positive spaces.

The How to Design a Happy City event, in association with Places Matter!, explores alternative ways of planning and redesigning our cities and neighbourhoods, starting with the premise of not simply providing more houses but improving the quality of the spaces between them and the wellbeing of their inhabitants.

All events take place at St. Winefride's and St. Richard's School on Merton Road, Bootle L20 7AR. and Bank Hall Marina, Syren Street L20

Click here to download the full programme

To book a place on Propositions for the Happy City from Artists, Architects and Urbanists on 17 September please click here