Lost and Found: Sport and the City // Alan Bain
Sun 25 Sept | 2pm | 150 mins | £5
Meet: outside the Kings Head pub, Hagley Road B17 8BJ
Alan Bain leads this three mile walk round Bearwood, visiting a cluster of disused sports grounds in the area. In the economic culture of local government spending cut backs, the maintenance of sports grounds is often the first to be dropped. A temporary measure becomes long term neglect, with the grounds going from high profile sporting arenas to forgotten, overgrown wastelands. Alan will also highlight efforts to revitalise sport elsewhere. The walk visits several of these spaces then follows the Harborne Walkway to playing fields scheduled for redevelopment and concludes at the Kings head.
Alan is a Director of JMP and the Business Unit leader for the Birmingham office.
He provides advice across a range of disciplines within the transport planning sector comprising development planning and management, street and interchange design and transport modelling.
His academic background comprises transport, economics, sports development and physical activity and urban design. He has a particular interest in the interface between transport planning and urban design, demonstrated by his position as an Expert Panel Member at MADE, the regional architecture centre for the West Midlands. He has provided transport modelling training to transport planners and modellers throughout the UK and Europe.
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Comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing advised. This walk will take in several off-road areas and moderately challenging terrain.