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LGA - Cities’ industrial strategies: securing the right infrastructure

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Cities’ industrial strategies: ensuring today’s built environment meets the needs of tomorrow’s local community

Join Capita at the LGA fringe breakfast, where we will explore how we can help further accelerate innovation and deliver fresh investment to drive economic growth, create jobs and deliver prosperity for the public sector across the UK.

Using the Centre for Cities report that examines the growth of sectors and the importance these have on cities and regions, we will consider how existing assets can be re-purposed and re-defined to create and release value for landlords, providing much needed revenue streams, capital receipts and above all else, better places to live, work and play.

We will explore best practice and new approaches that adopt new strategies to combine economic development with spatial development, infrastructure and digital development, improved sustainability and other services to increase prosperity and inclusion for our local communities.

Breakfast served from 8am in the annexe next to Hall 8

Confirmed guest speakers:

  • Andrew Carter, Chief Executive, Centre for Cities
  • Jim Taylor, Chief Executive, Salford City Council
  • Edna Robinson, Chairman, People’s Powerhouse
  • Paul Clark, Development Director, GL Hearn
  • Joanne Roney, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
  • Katie Judge, Executive Manager for Business & Innovation, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

The panel will explore what is needed from the built environment in UK cities and the extent to which cities are able to meet these needs. How are policies and intervention working to maximise city growth to create inclusive growth for local communities?

Key topics to be covered:

  • Which sectors are growing the fastest and what further support might they need that is different to others?
  • What tools can be used to overcome barriers to investment and new development to create a place that creates new employment opportunities for local communities
  • What role might retail play in the future learning from the shifts that we have seen today?
  • How do we attract further investment to create the digital place to enable the connected citizen, the connected city and to support communities – is this a development, local authority, Central Government, or provider responsibility?
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