Prof Leigh Sparks
Chair, Scotland's Towns Partnership and Professor at the Institute of Retail Studies, University of Stirling
Strategic Director of Growth and Development, Manchester City Council
US bipartisan network demonstrating climate leadership across 48 states and 750 mayors
Prof Cathy Parker
Chair, Institute of Place Management and Research Lead, High Streets Task Force
Steve Scott FIPM
Future Economies Regional Lead, GHD
Julie Grail SFIPM
Founder and Managing Director, The BIDs Business
Dr Steve Millington
Director, IPM and Place Transformations Lead, Manchester Metropolitan University
Visit Castlefield Viaduct
A place study tour will take in the National Trust attraction; a 'park in the sky'. (Day 1 - 19th April)
IPM Conference | 19-20 April 2023
Good Growth: Tackling big issues using place-based policy, theory and practice
The UK is battling for a return to economic growth. And not just the abstract glow of climbing GDP figures but a real change that is recognised and felt by people in the communities where they live and work.
Good growth is a familiar narrative of post-war politics, but place leaders are now facing new and acute resource challenges (yes, we have no tomatoes, never mind affordable housing), and stark choices about where and how to invest in our towns and cities.
A period of change has started, witnessed in the devolution happening across England. New partnerships and ideas offer a platform for strong local voices alongside those from administrations and quangos, and where there is opportunity, there is imperative too. At the heart of how 'liveable' cities must be realised is the need for sustainable solutions to prevent an irreversable warming of the climate.
An urgent question needs to be asked:
What does place-based policy mean and how can it create 'good growth'?
Join the IPM Annual Conference and help us answer this question through focused perspectives on leadership, net zero, place policy and practice.
Book tickets for the IPM Annual Conference, incorporating The BID Summit, via Eventbrite.
April 19th (Day 1):
The BID Summit - presented by The BID Foundation
BID Foundation Members: Free
Non-Members: £300 + VAT
April 20th (Day 2):
IPM Annual Conference
IPM Members (inc. BID Foundation): Free
Non-Members: £425 + VAT
Day 1: The BID Foundation Summit (April 19)
The BID Summit - 19th April
The second BID Summit, presented by The BID Foundation, will take place in Manchester on 19th April with BID Foundation members also invited to stay on for day 2, delivered by the Institute of Place Management.
In addition to taking on the theme of 'Good Growth': Tackling big issues using place-based policy, theory and practice, the BID Summit will convene BID leaders from across the UK to:
*Full agenda available shortly
Day 2: IPM Annual Conference (April 20)
'Good Growth' - Tackling big issues using place-based policy, practice and theory - 20th April
Day 2 of the conference will host place leaders, policy makers, practitioners, and researchers, at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.
We will unpack the complex issues of Good Growth through a series of four sessions on the day that will:
*Full agenda available shortly
Place tour and dinner (BID Summit - April 19)
On April 19 at The BID Summit, an afternoon place study tour is offered to close the programme:
Place study tour:
National Trust - Castlefield Viaduct
Hosted at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
The IPM Conference has been generously sponsored by Manchester Metropolitan University, enabling the Institute to make the event free of charge this year for Members.
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
All Saints Building
Oxford Road M15 6BH
For any enquiries about the Conference, or to apply for membership, contact:
19-20th April | Manchester Metropolitan University
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