Throughout the day: Picture a Poverty Free City
Brooks World Poverty Institute and cities@manchester will bring together academics from a range of disciplines to explore what a city free from poverty looks like through the lens of their individual research areas. In these multimedia events the series of short talks will be illustrated live, producing a composite large-scale depiction over the day.
10:00 - 11:30
The Greater Manchester Poverty Index and a critique of the indices of multiple deprivation (IMD)
Working with the Greater Manchester Poverty Action Group, we have produced a set of indicators for the city, creating a definitive mapping and statistical online resource for policy makers and practitioners. The need of a bespoke index is related to the latest analysis and critique of the official Index of Multiple Deprivation.
Speakers: Dr Stephen Hincks (Planning, University of Manchester), Prof Ruth Lupton (Education, University of Manchester), Neil McInroy (CLES), Dr Brian Webb (Planning and Geography, University of Cardiff). Chaired by Prof Cecilia Wong (Co-director of cities@manchester and director of CUPS, University of Manchester).
11.45 - 12.00
Picture a poverty free city #1
Speaker: Alan Dyson (Education)
12.00 - 12.15
Picture a poverty free city #2
Speakers: Kingsley Purdam & Elisabeth Garratt Glass (CMIST and Social Statistics)
12.15 - 13.00
1.00pm - 2.30pm
Inequality and housing: Urban perspectives
This session focuses on inequality in housing - a central social, political, and economic issue for academics and decision makers today. We will hear from Professor Danny Dorling, author of The Great Housing Disaster, and a number of panellists, including Cllr Sue Derbyshire (Chair of AGMA Planning and Housing Commission and Leader of Stockport Council), Deborah McLaughlin (Executive Director HCA Northwest), and Len Gibbs (Chief Executive, EPIC Housing).
Keynote Speaker - Prof Danny Dorling (University of Oxford)
with: Cllr Sue Derbyshire (Chair of AGMA Planning and Housing Commission and Leader of Stockport Council), Len Gibbs (Chief executive, EPIC Housing), Deborah McLaughlin (Executive Director, HCA North West). Chaired by Professor Brian Robson OBE.
14.45 - 15.00
Picture a poverty free city #3
Speaker: Nicola Banks (IDPM)
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 15.30
Picture a poverty free city #4
Speaker: Diana Mitlin (GURC)
16.00 - 17.00
Let's live in an economy for all
In conjunction with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
The financial crash of 2008 and the subsequent recession, cast a torch onto our economy. Questions about who the economy serves and how it works within the limits of the environment are growing. As Britain returns to economic growth, this ‘question time’ style debate will explore ideas about how we could make an economy which works better for local places, people and the planet. Come with your questions.
Speakers: Mark Burton (Visiting Professor, MMU) , Prof Danny Dorling (University of Oxford), Sandy Lindsay (MD of Tangerine PR and Board member of Forever Manchester), Angela Rayner, (Labour PPC for Ashton-under-Lyne and UNISON North West Regional Convenor). Chaired by Neil McInroy (Chief Executive, CLES).
18.30 - 20.00
London vs the rest: can our northern cities compete?
In conjunction with IPPR
Please register for this event via this link: https://mpp-urbaninequalities.eventbrite.co.uk
Speakers: Robin Boyle (Chair of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State University in Detroit), Ed Cox (IPPR North), Dick Sorabji (Corporate Director Policy & Public Affairs, London Councils). Chaired by Prof Cecilia Wong (Co-director of cities@manchester and director of CUPS, University of Manchester).
The Centre for Urban Policy Studies (CUPS)
Brooks World Poverty Institute