Liverpool at 2030: What it should look like and how we should get there.

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Foresight Centre, Gallery

1 Brownlow Street

Liverpool

L69 3GL

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The Liverpool City region is amidst a period of recovery and regeneration but its renaissance is far from complete and following a decade of austerity has been unevenly experienced by different communities. And yet there exist huge potential; the city-region now has a metro-mayor and combined authority, a national industrial strategy (and associated infrastructural strategy) has, through the innovative actions of the local LEP significant potential to be realised in innovative ways locally, Liverpool is well placed to embrace a low carbon future, smart technologies and the digital age, welfare service reform, the circular economy, a jobs and skills strategy, and inclusive economic development. In this session we will debate what Liverpool could look and ought to like in 2030 and how we might get their, paying attention to the role of the university-city nexus in realising bold plans for the future.

Professor Mark Boyle, Director of the Heseltine Institute: Mark Boyle is a Scottish trained human geographer who worked from 2003 to 2007 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Geography and from 2007 as Professor/Chair of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. From Aug 2007 to Aug 2012 he served as Head of the large and lively Department of Geography at Maynooth and from 2013 to 2016 as Director of the interdisciplinary National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analyses (NIRSA) at Maynooth. He has served as a Leverhulme Research Fellow and as an Isaac Manasseh Meyer Visiting Fellow (IMMF) at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses upon on cities, regions, and rural places; their struggles to develop in the context of global economic restructuring and more recently after the global economic crash; the social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental challenges they face, and; the role of public policy in addressing these challenges. He also has a research interest in migration and questions of settlement and integration in Global North cities. Since 2015, he has served as the National Contact point for Ireland for the Urbact III programme. Funded by ERDF, URBACT’s mission is to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.

Mark Basnett, (Managing Director with the Liverpool City Region LEP): Mark Basnett leads on delivering employment, output and productivity growth in its key business sectors including Superport, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Science & Health, Visitor Economy and Low Carbon as well as leading the City Region’s Enterprise, Investment and Growth Hub ambitions for the LEP. Mark has an extensive track record in delivering business development, growth and inward investment programmes and in the last 10 years these programmes have helped secure over 100 investment projects in the City Region, leading to the creation and safeguarding of over 10,000 local jobs.

Refreshments will be provided

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Foresight Centre, Gallery

1 Brownlow Street

Liverpool

L69 3GL

United Kingdom

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