A debate on Manchester’s regeneration is being held in the city in March, chaired by DJ and writer Dave Haslam.
The debate takes place on March 2nd at MMU’s Manchester Lecture Theatre in the All Saints Building, hosted by the Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and is open to all.
The blurb given to Confidential to plug the event says: ‘For two decades we’ve witnessed Manchester's regeneration, a changing city centre landscape, large-scale investment in property and retail, a higher profile for the city as a tourist destination and a business hub, and as a capital of music and sport.
‘We’re asking what have we achieved so far, and perhaps even more importantly; what’s the way forward? The effects recession and the policies of the Coalition government are undeniably a challenge in the future. Do we need new and improved regeneration strategies? What might they be?’
The event will feature a panel of speakers that includes Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council.; Fiona Gasper MBE, formerly executive producer of Liverpool's 2008 European Capital of Culture programme, and now executive director of the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester; architect Ian Simpson; Owen Hatherley, author of ‘A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain’, and Professor Tom Jefferies, MMU’s head of architecture.
The event starts at 6.15pm and will end at approximately 7.45pm. Tickets are now on sale for £5 (£3 concessions) at www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk.
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