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Lucy Bullivant has been invited by the Swedish Association of Architects, Stockholm to hold a lecture on Thursday 4 February 2010, 6pm at Konstakademiens, Lecture Hall, Fredsgatan 12, 103 26 Stockholm.

Interaction Design Lab: PGT 2030 (Piano di Governo del Territorio), Milan, 2009

While spatial masterplans for cities historically set their physical structure and form, today's masterplanners attempt to bring about the physical, social and economic revival of urban centres or districts on a more holistic basis. Priorities include social equality of citizens, diversifying land uses, reinventing transport infrastructure and achieving ecologically advanced results. Whether top down or more bottom-up, today's masterplanners don't prescribe a rigid blueprint, but use multidisciplinary, participatory strategies to try to incubate new realities.

Lucy Bullivant is an architectural curator, author and critic. Her books include Anglo Files: UK architecture's rising generation (Thames & Hudson, 2005), Responsive Environments: architecture, art and design, V&A Contemporary, 2006) and 4dsocial: Interactive Spatial Environments (AD/Wiley, 2007). She has curated exhibitions including Space Invaders (2001, British Council); Kid size: the material world of childhood (1997, Vitra Design Museum) and The near and the far, fixed and in flux (1996, XIX Triennale di Milano) and conferences (Softspace, Tate Modern, 2007). She writes for The Financial Times, Domus, The Plan, Volume, a+u, Harvard Design Magazine and Indesign, and is preparing her next book Masterplanning Futures, on the ideals and processs masterplanning, and 'Give me more green in-between', an exhibition on new landscape design for public spaces at the Museum of London.