Town Centres as a solution: IPM and Regional Studies Association event focuses on “a distinctive approach”
“We won't succeed by doing the same things that we have for the last 50+ years only a little less badly. If we don't change course more radically it will be too late.” The words of Prof Leigh Sparks MA, PhD, CF, FRSE, Professor of Retail Studies, Deputy Principal at the University of Stirling, Chair of Scotland's Towns Partnership and IPM Senior Fellow, in the first of two pres ...
IPM view: long-term funding for UK towns
The Institute of Place Management welcomes the government’s publication of its “Long Term Plan for Towns”, which is providing new funding to support 55 towns to invest in local people’s priorities against the three key themes of ‘safety and security’, ‘high streets, heritage and regeneration’ and ‘transport and connectivity’.
IPM Senior Fellows on “upbeat” BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ programme on the high street
Two IPM Senior Fellows, the Institute’s Interim CEO Ian Harvey and Diane Wehrle, Marketing and Insights Director, MRI Springboard, were guests on a BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ programme on 19th September 2023, called How well does your high street work for you?
Cathy Parker podcast: 'Collaboration unlocks high street potential'
As high streets and town centres continues to face multiple pressures, Professor Cathy Parker, the research lead for the Government’s High Streets Task Force, explains in a new podcast why partnerships are essential to managing change.
IPM Case Study: Belfast City Council - Vacant to Vibrant, Pilot Capital Grant Scheme
Belfast City Council have recently implemented the Future Ctiy Centre Fund Programme which has aimed to tackle vacancy rates in the city centre. This case study focuses on the achievements and challenges of the project.
IPM Chief Economist, Christian Spence, on the UK emergency fiscal statement
Jeremy Hunt, the new (and fourth this year) Chancellor of the Exchequer, sought to calm markets and reassure both international investors and the public of the need to provide confidence and stability in the light of a chaotic month in UK economic policy.