Speaker presentations 2010
Resilient places: The future for local economic development
13th and 14th July 2010
Renold Building, University of Manchester
Tuesday 13th July
|10:00||Welcome and Opening Plenary: Resilient places: The future for local economic development and regenerationIn this session, the speakers considered how we need to rethink economic development and regeneration to deal with the challenges of the future. This session had a particular focus on building resilient economies, getting back to people based regeneration and sustainable communities.Michael Ward, CLES BoardRebecca Willis, Sustainable Development Commission|
|11.45||Workshops: Learning from the past: Looking to the futureA series of workshops looking at the current challenges for economic development and regeneration, the lessons being learned from the past and how we need to prepare for the future.1. Past regeneration programmes and lessons for the future Jonathan France, ECOTEC
2. The social sector: How does a future “big society” translate to localities?
3. How do local authorities manage diversity now and in the future?
4. Decoupling growth from carbon: How our economy needs to change
5. Transport for future economic resilience: The potential of the Northern Hub
|14:00||Workshops: Inspiring ideas and creative thinkingWorkshops exploring new ideas which will inspire, refresh and reinvigorate economic development and regeneration.1. The Green economy: What is it and what is the role for economic development?Louise Marix Evans, Quantum Centre for Construction Innovation
2. How do we decide what to cut and how can it liberate us?
3. Future city: Ideas from Europe for the future
4. What is the future for manufacturing and how can we make it happen?
5. Understanding our economy: The new tools which will help
6. Rising poverty and social inequality: What are the new ideas?
Wednesday 14th July
|9:30||Opening plenary: A new way of looking at economic developmentThis session presented the preliminary findings from CLES Resilience research.Neil McInroy, CLES|
|11.00||Future Place Debate: Place making for the futureBuilding on work by British Council and CLES on the future of cities via the Future City Game, this debate considered how we create great cities in an era of environmental and economic change.|
|13:30||Workshops: The direction of policyA set of workshops examining the implications of the new Coalition government for economic development and regeneration.1. The new welfare reform agenda. How will it help tackle worklessness?Paul Haunch, The Manchester College2. The Total Place agenda and how it can help develop better delivery
3. The change from Regional Development Agencies to Local Enterprise Partnerships
4. Regeneration: Where is it going?
5. Economic development and regeneration under scrutiny
|15:15||CLES Commendations supported by NewStart CLES Commendations showcased projects which have achieved positive local change.Bob Ferraby, Hull City CouncilTim Worden, The Star Inn Co-operativeAlex Wollen, Sustrans Active Travel Project|