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Centre for Cities event

Event details:

When: Thursday 29 February, 12-2pm
Where: De Montfort University Innovation Centre, 49 Oxford St, Leicester LE1 5XY

Join Centre for Cities and Leicestershire Business Voice for an in-depth look at the findings from Cities Outlook 2024, the 17th edition of the annual flagship publication.

Centre for Cities’ Cities Outlook 2024 event will provide the latest economic data on how UK cities are performing against a wide range of indicators, including innovation, housing, skills, employment and productivity. This follow-up event will look at how the findings impact Leicester and Leicestershire.

In addition to setting out the state of the UK’s cities across a range of indicators, Cities Outlook highlights a different major issues facing urban Britain each year. Previous years’ publications have focused on topics including economic inactivity, air quality, automation and the impact of the pandemic. With growth likely to be central to the debate in this year’s general election, Cities Outlook 2024 has a special focus on the economic performance of cities since 2010.

Paul Swinney will be joining the event as a guest speaker. As Director of Policy and Research at Centre for Cities, Paul oversees the research programme and strategy of the Centre. He has published on a wide range of subjects relating to city economies, including the development of UK cities over time, the role that city centres play in the national economy and the trading relationships UK cities have with the rest of the world.

We will be joined by a panel of local stakeholders including Adam Clarke – Deputy City Mayor for Leicester, Helen Donnellan – Director of Research Business and Innovation at De Montfort University, Jo Tallack – Senior General Manager at Highcross, and Dr Ruw Abeyratne – Director of Health Equality and Inclusion at University Hospitals of Leicester.

 

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