Unmaking England Policy Panel Debate
Professor Michael Harloe, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Salford was delighted to announce a policy panel debate entitled ‘Unmaking England’. This was part of a series of events, details of which are provided below, that SURF are organising in conjunction with the Smart City Futures initiative.
The ‘Unmaking England’ panel debate examined how relations between London, Manchester and other northern cities might change in the future partly as a result of issues about high speed rail connections, post-credit crunch urban policy and the desirability of national spatial planning for England to achieve sustainability, connectivity and growth.
Jim Hancock, former Political Correspondent for the BBC and Granada Television, Chaired the event. A panel of three people were asked to speak for 15 minutes and then invite members of the audience to contribute to the discussions. Our wish was to ensure that we stimulate constructive and informative discussion. Members of the panel were:
- Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council
- Gideon Amos, Chief Executive of Town and Country Planning Association, Powerpoint Presentation
- Ed Anderson, Executive Chairman of the Airport Operators Association, Powerpoint Presentation
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