Dr Steve Millington will Represent the Institute of Place Management at “Connect-Universum-2018”

The Institute of Place Management (IPM), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) is the partner of Tomsk State University in organizing IV International Transdisciplinary Research and Practice Online Conference “Connect-Universum-2018”.

Dr Steve Millington, a Director of the Institute of Place Management Special Interest Group for Place Making and a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University, is one of the key speakers of our Conference, who is ready to give a talk at the webinar on 29-30 November, 2018.

Dr Steve Millington is a co-editor of Spaces of Vernacular Creativity: Rethinking the Cultural Economy and Cosmopolitan Urbanism. His research focuses on ordinary and everyday place making, drawing on empirical work concerning the habitual and routine practices of football fans, household Christmas light displays and light festivals such as Blackpool Illuminations.

As a Director of the Institute of Place Management, Dr. Steve Millington is also working directly with towns and cities to help transform communities into sustainable and liveable places. He has recently completed an ESRC project, High Street UK 2020, involving 10 local centers across the UK, and is about to start a Technology Strategy Board project involving retailers, the property industry, local authorities, and trade associations, to enable these practitioners to make individual and collective decisions designed to optimize stakeholder performance and customer experience in retail centers.

The Conference Organizing Committee expresses appreciation to IPM and Steve Millington for the interest in the Conference; we sincerely hope that our partners’ research will be interesting to the Conference participants.

We are now making a list of the key speakers and collecting applications from the participants of the Conference; after that we will make personal pages for all the participants with the information about the speakers and the themes of their reports.

Interview with Dr Steve Millington