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Sessions

Sessions dates: 24 May, London · 27 May, Halifax

London

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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London

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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London

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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London

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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London

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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Halifax

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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Halifax

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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