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Great! You are now registered to attend the Restitch Summit in person. We can’t wait to see you there – it promises to be a fantastic event.

You will shortly receive an email confirming all the details of your registration and we will follow up with further information as we approach the Summit itself. 

If you do not receive an email, you can contact us at bel.guillaume@ukonward.com

Session Schedule

  • Beyond the Culture Wars

    Beyond the Culture Wars

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 10:05 – 11:00 Panel Session
    How practically do we prevent further fracturing of national values? What are the risks and key fissures? How can we disagree better?
    Speakers: Rt Hon Rory Stewart; Yale, Gemma Mortensen; New Constellations, Alex Smith; Founder and CEO The Cares Family, Dame Sara Khan; Independent Adviser for Social Cohesion and Resilience
    Chair: Ian Leslie, Author

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  • Regenerative development: Where do we need it and what should it look like?

    Regenerative development: Where do we need it and what should it look like?

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 11:20 – 12:15 Panel Session
    Regenerative development: Where do we need it and what should it look like
    Speakers: Danny Thorpe, Greenwich Cllr; Victoria Hills, RTPI; Fiona Fletcher Smith, L&Q; Guy Opperman, MP
    Chair: Nicholas Boys Smith, Create Streets

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  • What is tearing society apart – and what might bring it together?

    What is tearing society apart – and what might bring it together?

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 12.20 – 13.10 Fireside chat
    What is tearing society apart – and what might bring it together?
    Speakers: Michael Sandel
    Chair: Will Tanner, Onward

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  • Should we give communities more control over development?

    Should we give communities more control over development?

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 13.15-13.45 Lunchtime Session Can street by street design codes support more connected, happier neighbourhoods AND more homes?
    Speakers: Mustafa Latif-Aramesh, BDB Pitmans; John Penrose MP; Shreya Nanda, IPPR; Dr Riette Oosthuizen, HTA Design
    Chair: John Myers, YIMBY Alliance

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  • Landmarks of our lives?

    Landmarks of our lives?

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 13:50 – 14:45 Breakout Session
    What role do local businesses play in fostering community? How can we revive the high street and neighbourhood parades? How can local independent stores compete in a digital age?
    Speakers: Will Robinson, Areli; Aria Babu, The Entrepreneurs Network; Eric Holding, High Streets Task Force; Ailbhe McNabola, Power to Change
    Chair: Mark Robinson, High Streets Task Force

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  • Working together (much) better

    Working together (much) better

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 13:50 – 14:45 Breakout Session
    What does good really look like in community consultation? Can we take the politics out of placemaking?
    Speakers: Anthony Okereke, Labour Cllr; Melissa Mean, We Can Make; Reverend Angus Ritchie, CTC; Richard Bacon MP
    Chair: Rose Grayston, Create Streets Foundation

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  • Designing for transitions: from now to next

    Designing for transitions: from now to next

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 13.50 – 14.45
    Breakout session

    Designing for transitions: from now to next
    Speakers: Cat Drew, Design Council; Angie Wright, b inspired; Andre Reid, KIONDO Chair: Cassie Robinson, JRF

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  • The dignity of labour

    The dignity of labour

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 13.50 – 14.45
    Breakout session

    The dignity of labour
    Speakers: Oren Cass, American Compass; Sue Ferns, Prospect; Miriam Cates MP, Jon Cruddas MP
    Chair: Justin Webb, BBC

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  • Healthy Communities

    Healthy Communities

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 15:00 – 15:45 Political Keynote
    The Health Secretary will set out the Government’s vision for healthy communities, including the importance of health to social fabric, the role of community institutions to the NHS, and what more can be done to prevent demand.
    Speakers: Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
    Chair: Will Tanner, Onward

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  • Is small beautiful? Towards a new local democracy

    Is small beautiful? Towards a new local democracy

    London Tuesday, 24th May: 15:50 – 16:45
    Panel Session

    Is small beautiful? Towards a new local democracy
    Speakers: Matt Leach, Local Trust; Sophia Parker, JRF; Jessica Studdert, New Local; Sacha Bedding, Annexe
    Chair: Danny Kruger MP

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  • How do we create strong towns?

    How do we create strong towns?

    Halifax Friday, 27 May: 09:10 – 09:55 Political Keynote
    A talk to set out the policy and aspirations of the Labour party and to discuss how to strengthen the fabric of towns and neighbourhoods up and down the country.
    Speakers: Lisa Nandy MP
    Chair: Lord O’Shaughnessy

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  • Left behind or well-placed?

    Left behind or well-placed?

    Halifax Friday, 27th May: 10:00 – 10:55 Panel Session
    Can remote working revive ‘left behind’ places? What are the opportunities (and risks) from changing patterns of labour and new industries?
    Speakers: Ben Page, Ipsos Group; Jason Stockwood, Grimsby FC; Pete Gladwell, L&G; Shelagh O’Neill, Calderdale Council
    Chair: Adam Hawksbee, Onward

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