The growth conundrum: the future role of urban centres?
If you are interested in the future of our cities and want to get some pithy insights from Alexandra Jones, CEO Centre for Cities, Dr Julie Grail, CEO British BIDs and Deb Tate, founding Director of thinkingplace - come and join us for an evening of provocative place conversation and networking at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday 17th July at 6pm.
We all know the importance and influence of our cities and towns as economic hubs and powerhouses and the need for them to perform is paramount. However, the challenges they face have never been greater:
- Do we have a growth agenda and coherent policy framework that leverages and supports our urban centres?
- The increased role of the internet and recessionary pressures is changing the face of retailing and requires a rethinking of the functionality of city and town centres. Mary Portas has shown one way forward but are her ideas deliverable and if so how? What will we all be doing in our urban centres in 10 years time?
- If the requirement for shopping centres is going to diminish what do developers see as future growth sectors in our cities and towns?
Contact Lisa to let us know if you will be able to attend.
We really look forward to seeing you there!