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Lucy gives keynote lecture at Re-City 2017: (Im)possible Cities, the 2nd International City Regeneration Congress

Lucy will give a keynote lecture - 'Remaking Urban Places: the Art of the Impossible' - at Re-City 2017: (Im)possible Cities, the 2nd International City Regeneration Congress, 24-25 August 2017, Tampere, Finland.

The City Regeneration Congress, Tampere, Finland, is an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, students, and practitioners in the fields of urban planning, architecture, traffic planning and logistics, ecology, urban history, informatics, health sciences, economics and business, political sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Re-City provides an ideal setting for speakers to share experiences and innovations and learn from internationally distinguished renowned experts.

Re-City 2017: (Im)possible Cities is organised as a back-to-back conference with Association of Literary Urban Studies (ALUS) Conference with the same theme (Im)Possible Cities. Re-City 2017 offers an superb opportunity to see Tampere, a Finnish inland city, with a special industrial heritage and many interesting architectural sights. The city is situated between two lakes and its landscape is unique among Finnish lake environments.

Finland (in Finnish: Suomi) is in Northern Europe and has borders with Russia to the east, Norway to the north, and Sweden to the west. The country has it all - from the incredible scattering of islands in Europe's largest archipelago, to the hilly countryside of Lapland; the landscape of Finland is a pristine paradise for nature lovers. With midnight sun in the summer, and the ephemeral allure of the Aurora Borealis in the northern winter, Finland possesses a wealth of rare beauty, a truly distinctive ambience.

Finland combines the natural gifts bestowed upon the land with modern technologies allowing it to be easily discovered. Finland is a thoroughly modern welfare state with well-planned and comfortable small towns and cities, but still offers vast areas of unspoiled nature. Finland has approximately 188,000 lakes (about 10% of the country) and a similar number of islands. In the northernmost part of the country the Northern Lights can be seen in the winter and midnight sun in the summer.

Today, Finland has a distinctive language and culture that sets it apart from the rest of Nordic Europe and most importantly Finland has the mythical mountain of Korvatunturi as the home of Santa Claus.

Re-City 2017: (Im)possible Cities, the 2nd International City Regeneration Congress

Tampere, 2014 Tammerkoski, Tampere, Finland, 2015, © Jorge Fraganillo