Tag Archives: cities

Analysing the UK’s North – South Divide

A new report shows the scale of the divide between economic development in the north and the south of Great Britain. The report, ‘Uneven growth: tackling city decline‘ reveals that although many Northern cities are growing, this growth often lags significantly behind national levels. The report was written for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) by geographers at the Centre for Urban

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Public panel discussion: Integrated Britain?

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Tuesday 15 March 2016 7.00 – 8.30pm Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Globalisation has increased the cross-border and cross-continental movement of people and ideas like never before. The UK, continuing its long history of immigration, is more culturally diverse than ever, with London alone home to 270 nationalities speaking 300 languages. Understanding how our different cultures interact is complex and

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Do we need a ‘Citizens’ Convention’ for the North East?

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Last week the 21st Century Challenges programme travelled to Newcastle, to the Great North Museum, to run a public discussion meeting exploring the opportunities and challenges that decentralisation might bring to the North East of England. Our regional partners were the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (APL) at Newcastle University. Chaired

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Public panel discussion: Integrated Britain?

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Tuesday 15 March 2016 7.00 – 8.30pm Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Globalisation has increased the cross-border and cross-continental movement of people and ideas like never before. The UK, continuing its long history of immigration, is more culturally diverse than ever, with London alone home to 270 nationalities speaking 300 languages. Understanding how our different cultures interact is complex and

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Regional event: Decentralisation: what’s in it for the North?

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Date: Thursday 3 December 2015, 6.00pm – 7.30pm (followed by networking drinks) Doors open at 5.00pm Venue: The Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT Local authorities could soon be in the driving seat. Across the country, ‘devolution deals’ are being signed that give regions more power over how our taxes are spent on transport, housing, healthcare

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Policy Forum: Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy, Wednesday 21 October 2015 5.00pm – 8.30pm, Royal Geographical Society

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Successive governments have tried to ‘rebalance’ spatial economic growth in the UK. How can policy-makers ensure that plans for a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ really address the ‘north-south divide’? What will this mean for other city regions? Professional interest is required. Contact the Policy Team if you wish to attend. T 020 7591 3058 E policy@rgs.org.

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