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Supported / Transforming Cities 2018

February 21, 2018 @ 08:00 - 17:00 GMT

The Transforming Cities event, which takes place on 13 April at The Venue, De Montfort University, Leicester, brings together leading policy-makers, stakeholders, budget-holders and practitioners from across the UK to discuss successful approaches to city regeneration, including the funding, design, delivery and management of regeneration projects, maximising the value of public and private city assets and opening up and activating streets and public spaces.

Activities and agenda

The main conference programme of plenaries, themed sessions and workshops will take place on 13 April at The Venue, De Montfort University, Leicester

Innovation zone for smart city initiatives on 13 April at The Venue

On 12 April, Leicester City Council will host free guided walking and cycling tours to showcase the city’s quality active travel infrastructure, public realm, heritage assets and regeneration projects

On the evening of 12 April there will be a free ‘City Changers’ lecture and networking event held in De Montfort University’s prestigious Vijay Patel Building

Transforming Cities will outline how cities across the UK – with a special focus on Leicester – are revitalising and investing in local assets to create attractive and functional city centres for all. We anticipate more than 300 delegates from across the UK and Europe will attend, and expert speakers from successful local and international regeneration projects will showcase best practice in:

  • Connecting communities: reducing congestion & pollution and introducing new mobility options
  • Rediscovering hidden waterfronts and heritage assets
  • Town & gown partnerships: collaborative working
  • The visitor economy: access and amenities
  • Innovation in placemaking: smart city tools and initiatives
  • Retail reinvigoration: on-street and off-street
  • Achieving community buy-in and incremental change: street by street, shop by shop
  • The key role of civilised streets and a high quality, active public realm

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Date:
February 21, 2018
Time:
08:00 - 17:00 GMT