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Northern Powerhouse, Strategic Planning and the Pan- Regional Agenda

Thursday, 08 March 2018 at 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Carriageworks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD
RTPI Yorkshire

Our packed programme offers delegates the opportunity to hear from key industry influencers in the North, with plenty of opportunity to network, share ideas and debate practical solutions to ensure economic growth is at the forefront of their work.

By attending this conference - you will;

  • Gain an understanding of how the North is seeking to reinvent itself and help in rebalancing the UK economy;
  • Hear about ambitious plans for connecting towns and cities across northern England from Transport for the North;
  • Develop an insight into what business investors want from the UK planning system and how they value it, from a major northern developer;
  • Understand more about plans for devolution under the proposed “One Yorkshire” deal;
  • Hear about how the RTPI and IPPR are developing the Great North Plan - a spatial plan for the North;


Key speakers include;

  • Coun Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council
  • Ed Cox, Director, IPPR North
  • Jonathan Spruce, Strategy Director, Transport for the North
  • Professor Cecilia Wong, The University of Manchester
  • Sarah Davies, Northern Powerhouse Manager, Environment Agency
  • Peter Nears, Strategy Planning Director, Peel Group
  • Professor John Shutt, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University


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This conference is organised by RTPI Yorkshire on behalf of the RTPI Yorkshire Conference Series Partnership.