The Future of City and Town Centres

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 -
09:30 to 16:00
The Amphitheatre, The Cavendish
22 Duchess Mews
United Kingdom

Hosted by the Key Cities Group, a network of 24 mid-size cities across England and Wales, with a population of over 6 million and a combined annual economy worth over £132bn; this conference will look at opportunities for and examples of tackling decline and repurposing of our city and town centres.

The Future of City and Town Centres high profile conference will bring together experts and key stakeholders from across the public, private and academic sectors in city and town centre renewal. It will present data and analysis of good practice and solutions from across the UK and beyond, and will look at how these solutions can be implemented in UK cities and towns. There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion and networking throughout both the morning and afternoon panel sessions.

The provisional line-up of speakers includes:

  • Bill Grimsey – author of the Grimsey Reviews into the future of the UK high street
  • Patricia Brown - of Forward
  • Rachel Fisher - Deputy Director Regeneration and Infrastructure, MHCLG
  • City Leaders and business figures
  • Academic experts in city and town centre renewal

Featured case studies will also form part of the agenda on the day including;

  • Transformation in action- with an overview of key statistics and analysis of member Cities by Infusion Research Blackpool
  • An overview of international best practice - with research and analysis from Leeds Beckett University
  • Key Cities current examples showcasing innovative transformational ideas on repurposing City and Town Centres.

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