RESI 2018 audience

Place RESI 2018 | Summary, slides + photos

In a wide-ranging half-day conference, a series of experts debated the housing challenge across the North West including greater engagement with communities, the adoption of modular technology, and more inclusive design, and how these will help the region’s cities and local authorities tackle the housing crisis.

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COMMENT | How to fix the broken rural housing market

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The last 20 years have seen a growing crisis in rural housing, writes Matthew Morris. The headlines regarding lack of supply and issues with affordability speak for themselves. Now communities face further challenges regarding the type and location of housing that is being built.

Place Cannes Do 2018

GALLERY | Place Cannes Do

Friday afternoon saw a lively few hours of informal business networking, as 450 guests gathered for lunch accompanied by musical entertainment and circus performers, sponsored by Malcolm Hollis and Wates at The Principal Hotel.

COMMENT | Gary Neville, green belt, and Greater Manchester’s future economy

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How we use land within our cities is something that people have very strong opinions about, writes Paul Swinney of Centre for Cities. Be that building on the green belt, or conserving heritage buildings in city centres, public debate is inspired by these topics, and MIPIM seems just the right forum to discuss the competing agendas for occupation of prime city centre locations.

Invest in Central Lancashire

Invest in Central Lancashire | Summary, slides + images

Central Lancashire stands ready to welcome many more companies, with infrastructure investments helping boost economic growth and transform the region as a place to live, work and do business.

More than 120 delegates braved the weather for the Invest in Central Lancashire event at Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium, with the event sponsored by the Preston, South Ribble & Lancashire City Deal and the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Cumbria Update | Summary, slides & photos

A wide-ranging discussion at the Cumbria Development Update covered growth sectors such as nuclear and advanced manufacturing, as well as the challenges posed by Cumbria’s topography, and large-scale masterplans being brought forward by local councils. The event was the latest in the Place North West Development Series and was sponsored by Transport for the North, Curtins, Lovell and Furness Economic Development Forum.

Science & Technology: Developing the region’s world-class offer

Science & Technology | Summary, slides + images

Key figures from the science and tech industry have issued a rallying call for the region to work collaboratively to break the dominance of the South's ‘Golden Triangle’ of London, Cambridge and Oxford, and sell the North West as a destination on the world stage.