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URSULA Annual Conference drives project forward Posted: 23/10/2008

URSULA’s annual conference held on the 17th of October proved to be both a stimulating and productive event, generating discussion and yielding exciting new ideas to help push the project forward.


The research team presented research carried out by URSULA to date, and introduced our case study work relating to the River Don District redevelopment site, at Weedon Street in the Lower Don Valley in Sheffield. Each presentation was followed by a chance to ask questions and discuss the issues raised, enabling attendees to get further information and contribute their own perspectives.


Participants then split into 4 groups, to get creative. Using large maps of Weedon St, the groups put pen to paper to produce alternative scenarios for development, drawing on their aspirations and expert knowledge, and generating invaluable material for the research team.


After lunch came the last set of presentations where the topic of integration and assessment of interventions was discussed. The conference was wrapped up with reflections on the project and a discussion of where next. A report on the event’s proceedings will be available online soon.


For more information on URSULA please contact Tom Wild at (; 0114 222 6283).