Can Both Cities and Towns Prosper?

Kerry Hudson, Will Jennings, Lisa Nandy, Nick Pearce and Ros Wynne-Jones

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Lots of attention is paid to cities, but have towns been forgotten?  Towns were once seen as the future: the New Towns built after the Second World War – including Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City, Peterborough and Milton Keynes – were pioneering places for living and working, but many are seen as problem areas now, and some are called the ‘left behind’ areas.

There have been calls recently for a new New Towns programme. As power is (slowly) devolved to sub-regions, towns and cities need to work together and plan for the future. How can we ensure that both prosper? Will Jennings (University of Southampton and The Centre For Towns), joins Lisa Nandy (MP for Wigan and leading voice in the campaign for towns to have higher priority in our economic and political system), Ros Wynne-Jones and Kerry Hudson (author of Lowborn) to debate the issues. Chaired by Nick Pearce (University of Bath).

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