The Department of Civic Design and the Sorbonne in Paris are hosting a joint project on rail and urban development.
Members of the French and British Planning Studies Group based at the University and Paris 1-Sorbonne have been collaborating at seminars dedicated to the theme of rail transport and urban development.
The first seminar took place in Paris in May and addressed light rail developed in Europe with particular focus on the situation in the UK and France.
On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November, Urban Rails 2012 will be held in Liverpool and will consider heavy rail as a means of serving urban development in metropolitan areas bringing together academics from the UK and France.
The event is supported by Town Planning Review.