Listen to the debate from the Battle of Ideas Festival 2018.
In Brexit Britain, much focus has fallen on the divides that cut across generational, educational and class lines. But increasingly there is a new geographical divide that is taking shape – one where voguish metropolitan regions, prosperous urban centres and university towns contrast starkly with vast swathes of territory now labelled ‘left-behind Britain’. Is it still possible to rejuvenate former ports, market towns, coastal resorts and county towns? Should the focus be economic investment or a social and cultural transformation? Do we need a new urban paradigm, or should we create incentives to save, rebuild and inject new life into these urban areas?
DR RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS
journalist and writer; award-winning author
CAROLINE FLINT MP
member of parliament, Don Valley; co-chair, Northern Powerhouse All Party Parliamentary Group
head of demography, Policy Exchange; author, The Road to Somewhere
writer and researcher specialising in arts and culture policy; co-chair, The Great Debate
CHAIR: ALASTAIR DONALD
associate director, Academy of Ideas; codirector, Future Cities Project
To keep up with Academy of Ideas podcasts, you can find us on iTunes and Spotify or just add our RSS feed to your favourite podcast app.
CONTACT Rob Lyons
CONTACT BY EMAIL
9:30am, Saturday 2 November 2019, Barbican, Silk Street, London
Tuesday 7 July, 7pm (UK time), online, via Zoom
Academy of Ideas Ltd
Company number: 03953146
Postal address / registered office:
Unit 208, Cocoa Studios
The Biscuit Factory
Contact us by email
Like us on Facebook
Watch our Youtube channel