“Unmaking England?: Is London Delinking from its peripheries?” International Workshop
15th – 16th January 2009 Manchester, UK.
Co-organised by Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, Salford University and Centre for the Study of Cities & Regions, Durham University.
Day 1 Thursday 15th January 2009
9.00am – 9.30am – Coffee
9.30am – 9.50am - Introduction and welcome, Powerpoint
Session 1 – “Remaking English Governance – London and its National Peripheries” 9.50am – 11.00am. Chair Steve Graham
- 'The state and uneven development: The governance of economic development in England in the post-devolution UK’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Andy Pike and John Tomaney, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University, UK.
- 'Transforming London / Testing London: Constructing ‘Strategic Glurbanisation’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin, Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF), University of Salford, UK.
11.00am – 11. 30am coffee
Session 2 – “Comparative Perspectives on Unmaking England” – 11.30am – 1.00pm. Chair Simon Marvin
- Projecting Paris: strategic planning conflicts and the remaking of the French capital city-region’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Olivier Coutard and Jonathon Rutherford, Laboratoire Techniques Territoires Sociétés (LATTS), ENPC, France.
- 'Unmaking England - Remaking Denmark? Resurgence of strategic national planning’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Hans Thor Andersen, Department of Geography, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
- 'Infrastructure and Spatial Planning – variable approaches by European states’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Tim Marshall, Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
1.00pm – 2.00pm - Lunch
Session 3 – “London’s Mega-projects – Implications for the Periphery” – 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Chair Allan Cochrane
- 'Whose Gold Rush? The Legacy of a London Olympics’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Mike Raco, Department of Geography, King’s College London, UK.
- 'Whose Game is it Anyway? Excellence, Relevance and Exemplary Politics’ Abstract - Tim May and Beth Perry, Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF), University of Salford, UK.
- 'Rescaling the London security model: Developing appropriate place–based resilience to terrorism’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Jon Coaffee, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, UK.
4.00pm - End
7.30pm - Dinner
Day 2 Friday 16th January 2008
9.30am – 10.00am - Coffee
Session 4 – “Disconnecting in Practice” – 10.00am – 12.15pm. Chair Mike Hodson
- 'Remaking the North of England? Urban regeneration, economic growth and the new politics of emptiness’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Chris Allen, Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
- 'Flood, drought and resilience: the place of neo-liberalism’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Will Medd, Geography Department, Lancaster University, UK.
- 'Devolution and the UK’s New Transport Policy Landscape’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Geoff Vigar, School of Architecture Planning and Landscape, University of Newcastle, UK
- 'Differential Transport Investment Priorities – London and the Northern City-regions Compared’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Alan Townsend, Ex-Director, International Centre for Regional Regeneration & Development Studies, University of Durham, UK.
12.15pm – 1.15pm Lunch
Session 5 – “Territorial Planning and Politics for the London and Greater South East Mega-region” – 1.15pm – 3.15pm. Chair Tim May
- 'Making up the new 'South East' as a Region' Abstract, Powerpoint - Allan Cochrane, The Open University, UK.
- 'Governing the Mega-region: Governance and Networks across London and South East England’ Abstract, Powerpoint - Steve Musson, Department of Geography, University of Reading, UK.
- 'Soft Spaces, Fuzzy Boundaries and Metagovernance: The New Spatial Planning in the Thames Gateway' Abstract, Powerpoint - Phil Allmendinger and Graham Haughton, University of Reading and University of Hull, UK.
3.15pm Next Steps
Close at 3.30pm