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Masterclass: Place and Economic Development - 13 Sept 2023

Professor Steve Millington

Masterclass – Introduction to Place and Economic Development

Led by Professor Steve Millington

Wednesday 13th September 2023 | 11am – 2.30pm | + available on demand
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Join Professor Steve Millington and MSc Place Management students for an introductory masterclass exploring contemporary challenges in place development.

Delivered by the IPM teaching team, this 3 hour session will set out key theories and approaches to local and regional development in a global context. The session includes discussion of economic models, the production of place and site-specific place making.

As an introduction, the masterclass can prompt further reading and exploration of development themes relevant to your personal place practice, as well as giving an insight into study on IPM’s postgraduate programmes including the MSc Place Management.





10:00 – 11:00

Introduction to the unit

Prof. Steve Millington

11:00 – 11:10

Welcome & Introduction

Rachel Nickeas

11:10 - 12:30

Place and Economic Development

‘Rethinking local economic development’

Prof. Steve Millington

12:30 – 13:00

Lunch break


13:00 - 13:30

Placemaking with Private Developers – Finding the sweet spot

Emma James (Places Made)

13:30 – 14:00

The Manifesto for Walking Mums

Dr. Louise Platt (Senior Lecturer in Festivals and Events

14:00 – 14:30

An introduction to Community Wealth Building’

Sean Benstead

Senior Researcher  CLES (Centre for Local Economic Strategies)

*14:30 – 15:00

Post-graduate courses at MMU with the IPM *

Prof. Steve Millington

The full postgraduate studied unit includes:

  • Critical evaluation of key theory in place development
  • Research of contemporary place management practices
  • Places in a global context
  • Local economic development
  • Spatial innovation systems
  • Alternative economic models
  • The production of place
  • Crisis of public space
  • Tactical urbanism


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