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This year's Urban Design Week is 13-19 September. Among the events are a talk by Julia Thrift of CABE on 'The Value of Public Spaces'. This takes place on Wednesday 15 September , 18.00, at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St, London EC1 (pictured is Thames Barrier Park). A conference , 'Creating Successful Communities', at Greenwich on 16 September includes contributions from George Ferguson, Paul Finch and Nigel Burton. Details www. udal. org. uk


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