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The Future of Towns and Industrial Communities

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Doncaster Mansion House

45 High Street

Doncaster

DN1 1BN

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Jointly hosted by the Industrial Communities Alliance, the Key Cities Group, the Centre for Towns and the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

In recent years much of the focus in economic development has been on the big cities. Growth in the big cities is welcome but it raises many questions for the rest of the country.

    • What is the future for the smaller cities, towns and industrial communities beyond the big cities?


    • Are the big cities really the engines of growth, spreading their prosperity across the rest of the country, or is there a more complex and mutually beneficial relationship between cities and towns?


    • Given the shifting patterns of work and consumer behaviour, does the relationship between the big cities and the rest of the country need to be re-evaluated?


The conference will examine what policy interventions are needed to deliver balanced growth across all communities.

The conference draws together local and national politicians, academics and practitioners from across Britain to discuss the future for towns and industrial communities.

The conference will also see the launch of new proposals on growth beyond the big cities, developed by partners in the conference.

There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion and networking.

The provisional line-up of speakers includes:

Jake Berry MP, Minister for Local Growth (to be confirmed)

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour Towns group of MPs

Lisa Nandy MP, Ian Warren and Professor Will Jennings, Centre for Towns

Ros Jones, Elected Mayor of Doncaster

Cllr Peter Box, Chair, Key Cities Group

Gary Ellis, Coalfield Regeneration Trust

Prof Steve Fothergill, Industrial Communities Alliance

Phil Prentice, Scottish Towns Partnership (to be confirmed)

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