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Reach for the Stars – Can We Re-imagine Urban Devolution?

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Manchester Art Gallery [Princess Street Entrance]

Mosley Street

Manchester

M2 3JL

United Kingdom

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This Localis fringe, sponsored by Core Cities, will argue a radical localist case for a step change in urban devolved governance, asking us to imagine what a successful future for devolved urban government, a future in which we have hit the reset button in central-local relations, would look like in 2035.

We will ask:

  • What is the future of our cities in a devolved urban landscape and how will strong and effective local leadership deliver better public services, build cohesive communities, co-opt responsible business and enhance sense of place and environment?

  • How successfully can the transfer of powers to appropriately local levels translate into improved living conditions and help neutralise political polarisation and populist appeal?

  • Is there value in a multi-speed approach to devolution across England that respects identity and local traditions?

Speakers include:

  • George Freeman MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport

  • Lord Kerslake, Chair, 2070 Commission

  • Andy Bounds, North England Correspondent, Financial Times

  • Cllr Catherine Faulks, Lead Member for Skills and Enterprise, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea


Doors will open at 08:30 a.m for refreshments with the main event starting at 09:00 a.m

Please note that entrance will be from Princess Street.

Map of venue with Princess Street entrance

You can sign up to all of our events via Eventbrite but should you have any questions do get in touch with our Events Officer, Zayn Qureshi at zayn.qureshi@localis.org.uk

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Manchester Art Gallery [Princess Street Entrance]

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M2 3JL

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