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Halifax Sessions

Session listings for Restitch Halifax, 27 May

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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Halifax

Embracing oikophilia: Why home matters

Halifax
Friday, 27 May: 12:50 – 13:50 Breakout Session

A discussion of the philosophy of the late Sir Roger Scruton with a focus on his message to the political left.
Speakers: Lord Glasman, Blue Labour; Sir Robin Wales; Paul Embery, Unherd; Mary Harrington, ‘Feminism Against Progress’
Chair: Samuel Hughes, University of Oxford

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Halifax

Building from the ground up?

Halifax
Friday, 27 May: 12:50 – 13:50 Breakout Session

Can you build social fabric from scratch in a new development? Should new places be planned from on high or grown from below?
Speakers: Charles Marohn, Strong Towns; Cany Ash, Ash Sakula Architects; Theresa Ferguson, Nansledan Community Association; Brian Dawe, SAFE Regeneration
Chair: Andrew Taylor, Countryside

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Halifax

Our heritage brings us together

Halifax
Friday, 27th May: 12:50 – 13:50 Breakout Session

Our heritage brings us together: ‘Saving’ historic buildings and places can unite communities, but can they have sustained benefits for identity, engagement, and action?
Speakers: Jeremy Hall, Dean Clough; Carol Pyrah, Historic Coventry Trust; Claudia Kenyatta, Historic England; Dr Steve Millington, Manchester Metropolitan University
Chair: Nicky Chance-Thompson, The Piece Hall

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Halifax

Communities weaving their own fabric: What’s happening already and how to support it?

Halifax
Friday, 27 May: 12:50 – 13:50 Breakout Session

How are communities building social infrastructure on their own? What more can we do to help people take back control of their own neighbourhoods – and do it for themselves? How can we create the culture and conditions for bottom up change?
Speakers: Imandeep Kaur, Civic Square; Sharon McAulay, STAR project; Neil O’Brien OBE MP; Dr Henry Kippin, North of Tyne Combined Authority
Chair: Peter Foster, FT

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Halifax

It’s not about transport…

Halifax
Friday, 27th May: 12:50 – 13:50 Breakout Session

How will we get around town in coming years? What does accessibility really mean? Will we still need a Department for Transport?
Speakers: David Milner; Amy Burbidge; Caitie Gillett; Jason McCartney MP
Chair: Mike Axon, Vectos

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Halifax

Sustainable Places: Going green from the bottom up

Halifax
Friday, 27th May: 13:55 – 14:50 Panel Session

Sustainable Places: Going green from the bottom up
Speakers: David Halpern, Behavioural Insights Team; Sarah Allan, Involve; Tom Le Quesne, Lloyds; Shanika Amarasekara, British Business Bank; Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire
Chair: Will Tanner, Onward

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Halifax

Restitching rural communities…

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

What does levelling up look like outside big cities?
Speakers: Crispin Truman OBE, CPRE; Pam Warhurst, Todmorden Town Board; Jon Knight, Together; Other speaker TBD
Chair: Nicholas Boys Smith, Create Streets

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