Shaping the future of Greater Manchester: Homes and Communities

Date: - 10:00
Organiser: Laura Le Maire
Location: Spinningfields Conference Centre, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB

Spreading prosperity to all parts of Greater Manchester is at the heart of the vision for Greater Manchester, and central to this a resurgence of town centres around the city centre and the provision of high-quality homes and living for everyone. But what are the key principles of a successful housing strategy? What will our high street of tomorrow look like? And what does this mean for building sustainable, economically strong communities of the future?

Please join AECOM and a panel of industry experts to debate the ambitions of the Greater Manchester Spatial Plan and Local Industrial Strategy, considering:

  • Are we building new homes and the right type of homes quickly enough?
  • How can we increase the patronage of our high streets?
  • Is the right infrastructure investment in place to enable better social and economic connections?
  • How can we plan better for the 100 year life, putting people’s health and wellbeing at the core of our communities?


Speakers and panellists

  • Wayne Hemingway, Founder of Hemingway Design and Red or Dead (keynote speaker)
  • Richard Green, Director, AECOM (chair)
  • Gerry Brough, Director of Place, Bolton Council
  • Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team
  • Tim Heatley, Co-founder, Capital&Centric
  • Sean Cook, Director of Residential Sector, AECOM

Who should attend?

This debate will engage local policymakers, local government, developers, investors and construction consultants. Plus all those interested in the broader economic and infrastructure challenges that will impact the future of the built environment in Greater Manchester.

This panel session is the second in a series of debates which will explore the key messages emerging through the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and the Greater Manchester Local Industrial Strategy. Looking at how a cohesive response to both strategies can underpin the ongoing transformation of the region as a thriving, productive, sustainable and inclusive place.

If you want to see how the first event on jobs and prosperity went, please watch the video.

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