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Historical Urbanism - Planning The City of The Future

Tower Museum Derry, 17 September 2021 - 23 January 2022

 Developed by Dr Adrian Grant from the University of Ulster, with the Council’s Archivist, Bernadette Walsh the exhibition tells the story of the transformation of Derry-Londonderry between the 1960s and the 1980s as a result of urban regeneration. Large parts of the old city were demolished and replaced by modern housing developments. The neighbourhoods were transformed forever, with positive and negative consequences.

The Historical Urbanism exhibition is part of a wider research project carried out at Ulster University and funded by the AHRC.  This research seeks to understand if a greater knowledge of the history of how cities changed over time can help us design, plan and build better urban places in the future. 

More information on the wider  project can be found here  or contact Bernadette at


Tower Museum Union Hall Place Derry BT48 6LU
028 7137 2411
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