Time and date: 6pm – 8pm, Tuesday 5 October 2010
Location: Chips, 2 Lampwick Lane, New Islington, Manchester M4 6BU
The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) think tank Building Futures is travelling to Manchester, to host a debate event in conjunction with regeneration Urban Splash debating the controversial motion: “This house believes regeneration is dead - what are the new tools to tackle the North-South divide?”
Chaired by Urban Splash Deputy Chief Executive Nick Johnson, the debate will question the successes and failures of the large regeneration schemes of the North.
How successful have the regeneration schemes been in terms of bringing prosperity to Northern cities?
Has regeneration helped to tackle the North-South divide?
Is there a place for regeneration in the current political climate?
Have the re-branding exercises of the last 10 years left a real mark on these cities?
Have regenerations schemes contributed to long term job creation?
What other tools are there to tackle the North-South divide?
Speaking for the motion are Chris Webber, Centre for Cities; Julie Cowans Director of The Place Team; and speaking against are Tim Williams, Navigant Consulting; and Walter Menzies, Consultant.
Press are invited to attend this event – please email email@example.com to book a place