Is the North East's infrastructure fit for purpose? The North East has a proud industrial heritage which has shaped the infrastructure of the region, but does it suits our needs now and will it in the future? Providing the right infrastructure requires investment and vision and we need to think now about where the region is going and which infrastucture we need to prioritise to get us where we want to go. The Great Infrastructure Debate is your opportunity to hear what other people think about these issues and to have your say on what we should prioritise.
What infrastructure do we need to prioritise to develop the region's potential over the next thirty years?
Come along at 8am for some breakfast and to vote on the initial options proposed. After the initial vote a group of engineers will present their thoughts on the options. We will then use the Crowd Wise process designed by new economics foundation to seek a consensus: Beginning with the open question above, participants (engineers and audience) are invited to work together to create and refine possible answers. This is a collaborative process, where answers can be merged, split or refined by anyone, in order to create the most interesting, wide ranging and appealing range of possibilities. Ultimately participants are required to vote on which option they think should be prioritised, ranking them from most to least important and votes are then counted to establish which options have the broadest support.
Introduced by Richard Coackley, ICE President
So come along, join in the discussions and have your say!
Breakfast will be available at 8am
Organised by The Great Debate in partnership with the Living Laboratory, new economics foundation, NECTER, Institution of Civil Engineers, Newcastle University and Northumbria University
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The Great Debate
The Great Debate is a community organisation dedicated to providing a space for public debate. We organise courses, day schools, discussions and workshops fora varietu of audiences on topics ranging from Darwinism and human nature, to free speech and environmental thought. We also run film-training workshops and a schools programme that includes public discussions, debating workshops in schools and thegreatnortherndebate project. We are committed to education, discovering knowledge and developing informed opinion through discussion and research. The Great Debate is a partner in the NECTER regional network.