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Restitching rural communities…

Crispin Truman

Pam Warhurst

Jon Knight

Chair: Nicholas Boys Smith

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What does levelling up look like outside big cities?

Panel session

Friday 27th May, Halifax: 14.55 pm – 15.50 pm


  • Crispin Truman OBE: Crispin Truman is the Chief Executive of CPRE, The Countryside Charity. CPRE campaigns for a beautiful and living countryside, working to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.
  • Pam Warhurst: Pamela Janice Warhurst CBE (born 1950) is a British community leader, activist and environment worker best known for founding the voluntary gardening initiative, Incredible Edible, in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
  • Jon Knight: Jon is Chief Executive of Together, a coalition that aims to bring people together and bridge divides, to help build a kinder, closer and more connected society.
  • Chair: Nicholas Boys Smith: Nicholas Boys Smith is the founding Director of Create Streets and a Commissioner of Historic England. He is the author of many books and reports on planning, the politics of housing and the links between urban design with public support, wellbeing and long term value.

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