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Festival of Place Bytesize

Festival of Place Bytesize

Festival of Place Bytesize offers a taste of the major annual event brought to you

by The Developer and taking place on 13 November at Tobacco Dock, East London


Festival of Place Bytesize webinars are free, but we welcome your support on

Together/Apart: Physical distancing and sociality in urban space

Together/Apart: Physical distancing and sociality in urban space

At this online talk, Professor Nick Tyler, leading researcher and Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering will explain how we can create urban spaces that bring people together, even in a time of physical distancing. Can humans be social from 2m away? How can we shape urban space to bring us together now that Covid-19 has made us suspicious of strangers, fearful of shopping and transport, and locked us down, apart?



Nick's research challenges what engineering is, working with neuroscientists, psychologists, architects, education and data analysts to discover how people navigate in the urban environment. Research includes the way in which common functions - such as walking - are managed by subconscious control systems which interact with the physical, sensory and cognitive environments in which people function, and how infrastructure can be designed to make the environment more sympathetic to people's needs.




Tuesday 16 June

10.00 - 11.30




Nick Tyler, Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, UCL

Christine Murray, Editor-in-chief, The Developer


Register for FREE here

Previous Bytesize sessions

Click the links below to watch past Festival of Place Bytesize sessions

Can art connect us to places?

How child-friendly planning and design can save cities

Can food rebuild our communities?



  • 22-26 March 2021
  • Online via Airmeet


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