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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Private Roundtable: Levelling Up and Physical Capital

The government’s levelling up agenda aims to spread opportunity more equally across the UK and tackle geographical inequality. Much of the rhetoric around levelling up relates to the North of England, but other areas are also at risk of being left behind. Bristol is a city of contrasts – hugely successful in many ways but with some areas of significant deprivation. It should not be overlooked as part of the delivery of the levelling up agenda.

This roundtable will focus on understanding the key development opportunities for Bristol and consider the theme of ‘levelling up’ Bristol’s physical capital. This conversation would include Temple Quarter, mass transit, flooding resilience, and other schemes designed to deliver benefits locally that also respond to national priorities. We would be keen to look at Bristol’s role both as a major UK city and as part of WECA and the Western Gateway.

Speakers include:

  • Nina Skubala, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Turner & Townsend
  • Christian Inglis, Head of Urban Systems, Innovate UK
  • Ben McNamee, Senior Policy Adviser, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

The roundtable took place from 2.00 – 3.30pm on Thursday 13 October via Zoom. This event was held in partnership with Bristol City Council.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information on this event, please contact [email protected].