28 September 2021 via video call
Levelling up – rhetoric and reality
The clue is in the new name – Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities led by Michael Gove – a sign of how significant levelling up will be in forthcoming government strategy. A good opportunity to reflect on what it might mean and what role planning leadership will have to play in making it happen.
Speakers will give perspective on the challenges of addressing the complexities of levelling up, the role urban areas play, and how planning reform can support levelling up.
Chair: Fionnuala Lennon, Head of High Growth and New Settlements, Homes England
- The role of planning in making levelling up a reality and the likely challenges – Sam Spencer, Lead on North and Levelling Up, RTPI
- Context for levelling up and funding environment: case studies and lessons that can be drawn from this – Jonathan Wallace, Senior Director and Ross Lillico, Lichfields
- How can planning reform address regional inequalities as part of levelling up? – Anthony Breach, Senior Analyst, Centre for Cities
- The role of local leadership and urban centres in driving levelling up and the ask of government – Will Mapplebeck, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Core Cities Group
- Panel discussion
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This meeting was sponsored by Lichfields
Moving on up insight – https://lichfields.uk/content/insights/moving-on-up