Join DAC Beachcroft and Centre for Cities for a breakfast briefing about the changing shape of Manchester and its growing residential population.
Paul Swinney, senior economist at Centre for Cities, will present findings from the think tank’s Urban Demographics report published recently. He will then be joined for a panel debate by Mike Blackburn, chairman of Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership and regional director of BT, Claire Twaites, director of facilities at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Jeremy Hinds, head of planning at property consultancy Savills.
The panel will discuss the factors driving Manchester’s rapid population growth – a near tripling of city centre resident numbers since 2001. The rise in the apartment market, the role of higher education, key business growth sectors, will all be discussed by our expert panelists. The event will also debate challenges arising from increased city centre living such as pollution and replacement of office stock by housing developments.
Manchester Urban Demographics Briefing is due to take place from 8am to 10am on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at Innside by Melia hotel First Street, Manchester.
The Centre for Cities report was compiled using extensive research based on surveys of residents in four case study locations; Manchester was one of these. Residents were asked about the reasons why they chose to live where they do. The report’s authors explored the common themes and the variations between the four cities.