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May 19th, 2020

8:30am to 5:00pm

Creating Communities

How can place-based policy and regeneration enhance communities

and prosperity? 

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May 19th, 2020

8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Central Westminster, London





The main focus of the conference will be: 

  • The loss of identity and belonging related to declining economic control and a fraying social fabric which many people feel;

  • The fact that many towns and neighbourhoods feel they have been hollowed out and stripped of the institutions that sustain local connection and togetherness;

  • The concern that public policy, investments and local development have often accelerated rather than mitigated this breakdown, undermining social capital or isolating residents; and

  • That these phenomena are true of poorer places and of more prosperous ones, of rural areas as well as towns, and afflict educated enclaves as well some of the most marginalised in society. And wherever it occurs, it has seismic implications for our politics.



Details of programme to follow




Tony Pidgley CBE

Chairman, Berkeley Group

Alain de Botton

Philosopher and author

Mary Parsons

Chair, TCPA

David Rudlin

Chair, Academy of Urbanism

Mark Farmer

Chief Executive, Cast

Cllr Jane Scullion

Deputy Leader, Calderdale

Lord Glasman

Founder, Blue Labour

Melissa Mean

Knowle West 'We can Make'

Nick Raynsford

Deputy Chairman, Crossrail

Revd Angus Ritchie

Community co-design lead

Will Tanner

Director, Onward

Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP

Secretary Of State

Vidhya Alakeson

CEO, Power to Change

Lord Barwell

Former Minister for Housing

Nicola Chance-Thompson

CEO The Piece Hall, Halifax

Ian Harvey

Joint-Founder and Executive Director, Civic Voice


Julian Glover

Chair, Landscape Review


Mary Clear

Incredible Edible


Lord O'Shaughnessy

Founder, Floreat Education


Mark Cropper

Chairman, James Cropper Plc


Cllr David Williams

Chairman, CCN

Nicholas Boys Smith

Director, Create Streets

More speakers to be anounced...