Van Gogh Walk, Lambeth

East Bank River Arun, Littlehampton

Clapham Old Town, London

Millennium Town Park St Helier, Jersey

South Quay and Foundry Square, Hayle

Firepool Taunton, Somerset

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

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  • Smart Cities & Communities: Connecting Citizens
    9th November 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
    America Square Conference Centre - 17 Crosswall - #No.1 - EC3N 2LB London - United Kingdom

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  • Manual for Streets 10th Anniversary Seminar + Street Design & AVs
    22nd November 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

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  • IHBC 2017 Course Connection Day (CCD)
    23rd November 2017
    B5 5SE, Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5SE, UK

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