Sustainable communities are places where people want to live and work. They meet diverse needs, are sensitive to their environment, safe and inclusive. But sustainable communities need to be built, and to this end, the construction industry plays a huge part, providing homes, infrastructure, jobs or social institutions. Whether it is the Bronze Age stone circles or modern stadia, construction is intrinsic to the creation of community. There is no better place to explore this than in Yorkshire, where evidence of community goes back to the prehistoric. And is often the case, what works well in Yorkshire has a profound impact on the country.As the location of the Grande Depart, Yorkshire is also building a new type of community for the region, one that combines sport, tourism and media. By following the cycling route map – a new sort of neighbourhood plan – we will explore the type of communities Yorkshire had – and has –to offer from Roman roads to modern arenas and ask what we can learn from what went before and how we see the communities of the future.
Lunch and refreshments are included.
Tickets are £40 and places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
There are a few student places available for £20 please email a copy of your NUS/Student Card to secure one of these.
For further details visit www.cic.org.uk