Growing Local Economies: A Creative Councils learning exchange
This will be the last in a series of events, showcasing international and national case studies to support innovation in local government, as part of NESTA’s Creative Councils Programme. This event has been designed to share the latest thinking on how economic growth and development can be supported in your area.
Monday 19 November 2012, 11.00 – 15.00
NESTA, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE
Growing the economy and supporting people into work are the central challenges facing the UK. Local authorities and their partners play a key role in shaping their local economies by supporting businesses, catalysing enterprise, developing employment schemes and creating the conditions for growth. Up and down the country and internationally creative examples can be found of innovations to grow the local economy and lay the foundations for tomorrow’s low carbon economy.
This event is designed to inspire innovation among local authorities by providing the opportunity to hear the latest thinking on how you can contribute to economic growth in your area. It will showcase examples of inspirational innovations which are supporting local economic growth and development.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Jane Forshaw, Assistant Director, Stoke-on-Trent City Council
- Matthew Blades, Principal Economic Development Officer, Westminster City Council
- Dave Neilson, Chief Executive, Fusion 21
- Jo Casebourne, Director of Public and Social Innovation, Nesta
This will be the last in a series of events showcasing international and national case studies to support innovation in local government. The event is part of NESTA’s Creative Councils Programme, and is open to local authorities across the country to ensure the benefits of the programme are shared beyond the immediate programme participants.
This event is open to representatives from local authorities only. To reserve your place please email email@example.com putting “Inspiring Innovations” as the subject line.
You may be interested in...
IPPR in the news
We need a strong regional skills policy
The Times (£) - 10 Dec 2013Science to drive a new British economy
Times Higher Education - 10 Dec 2013Public infrastructure investment just £5 per head in the North East
The Journal - 10 Dec 2013Transport infrastructure spend just £245 per head in the North
The Independent on Sunday - 09 Dec 2013
Decentralise housing and transport powers
New Statesman - 09 Dec 2013North South infrastructure plan divide
The Independent - 06 Dec 2013Tax relief for childcare won't make it cheaper
The Telegraph - 06 Dec 2013We need a green economy
BBC News - 06 Dec 2013
Retrain people in their 50s and 60s
The Financial Times (£) - 05 Dec 2013Transport infrastructure spending far higher in London
The Spectator - 05 Dec 2013Universities should pay a living wage
Times Higher Education - 05 Dec 2013Tax free childcare will not cut childcare costs
Nursery World - 05 Dec 2013
Parents thousands of pounds worse of with Govt's tax relief plan
The Telegraph - 04 Dec 2013New competitors in the energy market
The Independent - 04 Dec 2013Areas like London must prep for Romanian and Bulgarian migrants
BBC News - 04 Dec 2013Cuts to ECO are a panicky response
The Guardian - 03 Dec 2013
Green deal loan take up pitiful
The Guardian - 03 Dec 2013Scottish independence a long shot
The Week in Parliament - 03 Dec 2013Increasing income tax allowance won't help the poor
The Guardian - 03 Dec 2013An unanswerable case for NHS reform
The Guardian - 02 Dec 2013